Rare but crazy starting problem
Posted April 22, 2007 - 04:34 PM
For what it's worth, when cranking it with the starter both times I had the trouble, it acted like the battery was dead for a moment--by reseting the computer--but then engaged and kept cranking fine for quite some time.
What could be going on?
In case it's relevant, I posted information about recent maintenance I had done, but thought the problem had gone away.
Posted April 22, 2007 - 06:53 PM
Posted April 23, 2007 - 04:22 AM
For the throttle wide open while kicking it, that I'm not so sure about, but it may be that your carb was flooded and just needed to be cleared out. It is easy On my wifes TTR-125L, after she dumps it and the carb floods, you must hold open the throttle, or you will be kicking a long time to get it restarted. Old cars are the same way, flooded engine means stomp on the pedal while starting.
If I were having the problems starting you were, I would pull in the decomp lever and kick the bike about 20 times to clear out the carb. Unfortunately I am not sure how you would do this with an auto-decomp cam. And as far as starting it with the battery I wouldn't have the foggiest.
Posted April 24, 2007 - 04:43 PM
Posted April 24, 2007 - 05:31 PM
starts 10fold bettar i havent reset my clock since