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Offline kimbo8

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Starting issue
« on: 27 October, 2019, 02:55:05 PM »
Hi All,

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix my starting issue.

My bike is left on the drive with a cover, and every morning when I start the bike for work, it cranks over for a few seconds, then it catches for a beat then dies, after 4 or 5 time the bike starts and runs fine.

I have check the following:
1) Alternator, charging OK.
2) Battery charge OK
3) Battery is holding charge
4) Battery is charged.
5) Bike was service about 1500 miles ago

Any help would be great.

Offline Art

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Re: Starting issue
« Reply #1 on: 27 October, 2019, 04:36:29 PM »
At this time of year with the colder mornings setting in I'd suspect the battery, to eliminate that some questions

What is the battery voltage at rest before any attempt is made to start the engine in the morning?
What is the battery voltage when the engine is cranking but failing to start in the morning?
What is the battery voltage on tickover after the engine has started?
What is the battery voltage at fast idle (1,500 RPM)?

Also

What was done at that last service and how many months back was that?
When did it first become difficult to start?

Offline edger

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Re: Starting issue
« Reply #2 on: 27 October, 2019, 07:23:04 PM »
To me that sounds like fuel . Try flicking the kill switch on and off a couple of times before you hit start to make sure she's primed.