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post #1 of 24 Old 09-13-2010, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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On vacation and my brother is having probllems starting his bike after shutting down when at operating temp. We stop, have a snack or take some pictures and his bike won't restart. Had to push it a couple of times. Once started again he has no issues.

What he figured out works is when shutting doen he uses the choke to kill the engine. The when re-starting he first cranks it over a couple times on full choke then, close choke, hold throttle wide open and it starts with a roar.

Any ideas what may be casuing this. It almost like his carb empties out.

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post #2 of 24 Old 09-13-2010, 11:34 PM
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I cannot exactly remember where I saw something on this or what the fix was, but it may have been a bad gas cap or bad / plugged vent lines. I will try to remember what and where I saw the cure.

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NO WAY! I just had this very problem today and was going to search around and see if anything was ever mentioned about it.

After riding 120miles we stopped for a short lunch and the bike was still warm but I needed full choke and a full twist of the throttle. Didn't think much of it as if it was something I was doing wrong. Then after getting back and stopping at a friends house again still warm yet now it really gave me a hard time to start. Choke on then off then on with full throttle lots of turning finally got it to start after a long frustrating 10min of everyone waiting on me.

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Hard re-starting issues may indicate that it is time to adjust the valves.

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The bike had a valve adjustment before the trip.

Red Burritos symptoms are exactly ours too. If it doesn't start after a few tries we just bump start it.

Keep the ideas coming.

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The bike had a valve adjustment before the trip.

Red Burritos symptoms are exactly ours too. If it doesn't start after a few tries we just bump start it.

Keep the ideas coming.
I wasn't privy to that information. Sorry for the intrusion.

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VATRADER: please don't feel as if you intruded....the information you posted helps us less experienced learn by seeing that.

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The bike had a valve adjustment before the trip.

Red Burritos symptoms are exactly ours too. If it doesn't start after a few tries we just bump start it.

Keep the ideas coming.
If the valves were adjusted by a typical dealer, this tip is still valid. If by you......never mind

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I wasn't privy to that information. Sorry for the intrusion.
VA No intrusion. I was hoping you would reply. Working off of an iPod so have to keep it brief.

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If the valves were adjusted by a typical dealer, this tip is still valid. If by you......never mind
I did the valve adjustment myself. The dealer doesn't see my bikes after the tail light is out of sight. The valve adjustment was done very carefully so I don't think that is the problem. Still doing it today.
Any other suggestions? We blew out the tank vent line today but it did't make any difference.

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