whats the deal with hard starting?
Posted December 04, 2003 - 12:26 AM
Posted December 04, 2003 - 02:11 AM
Just my observations Dave
Posted December 04, 2003 - 06:44 AM
Posted December 04, 2003 - 07:28 AM
What Hawker battery are you looking at? I went to their website and the smallest gel battery I could find was 30 AH and weighed 25 lbs. I must be looking in the wrong place Anyway I bought a Battery Tender Jr. ($19.95 + shipping @ AZmotorsports) and just keep the bike charged before I go out. Seems to work great but then again my coldest day of riding might be 60F. I know if I start and stop the bike in the garage a lot it will run the battery down. Not enough run time to recharge it. I believe you are right - not a lot of extra capacity in this battery. I guess that's why they decided to keep a kickstarter on it.
Posted December 04, 2003 - 07:58 AM
Tyler, My old WR426 started one kick everytime..
Posted December 04, 2003 - 09:28 AM
I agree with Dan Lorenze. My bike starts a lot easier then in the beginning, but we have to start our bikes in the 30's out here and if you trailer it and factor in some wind chill you can get a hard to start Yamaha.
Posted December 04, 2003 - 03:51 PM
Are you sure this is the way you want to go? The smallest battery on that site weighs over 6 lbs more than the stock battery (10.8# vs 4.6#). In cold weather country it may be nice to have the extra capacity (or maybe even mandatory) but out here I don't think it would be worth the trade off. Actually my experience has been similar. Since I broke in the bike and got the jetting sorted out I haven't had any starting problems. Knock on wood. Maybe you could carry jumper cables
Posted December 04, 2003 - 04:30 PM
Posted December 04, 2003 - 05:14 PM
Posted December 04, 2003 - 09:30 PM
Posted December 06, 2003 - 03:46 PM
my problem with starting 4 strokes is after a crash, or after a stall on a hill or something like that.
e-starters aside, i've found all 4 strokes from all makers to be very tuff to start afer a crash.
Posted December 06, 2003 - 04:37 PM
Posted December 09, 2003 - 01:42 AM
Posted December 09, 2003 - 12:37 PM
Posted December 10, 2003 - 11:18 AM
would make for hard starting.