230 hard starting when warm, but easy when cold
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:20 PM
I solved one issue in that the bike will now start cold with the choke on first push of the electric start. No muss or fuss. It used to be that I would have to crank and crank almost running the battery down. But as soon as the bike is warm, here’s the issue. If I turn it off, for example to go into a store 10 minutes. When I try to start the bike, if I don’t choke it, I have to crank and crank. I’ve gotten to the point where the battery almost runs down and I’ve push started it. Funny thing is it starts easy with no choke on. The technique I find that works best now if I use the electric start is to choke it, and then crank. It will then fire. Running, but just barely and I have to be quick to open the choke (like within seconds) or it will die. If I do it right it then idles smoothly like there was never a problem.
Anyone have a suggestion? If the air/fuel screw adjustment is off can it make that much of difference in starting when hot?
Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:22 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:55 AM
My first reaction was no way, but I gave it a whirl today and what a surprise. Keep my hands away from twisting the throttle and it starts right up! I went for a bunch of errands around town and started it this way with no problem at least 6 times. I used to keep the bike running while I ran in, to avoid the embarrassment of trying to start it when it was warm.
I do think the jetting helped considerable with the drivability and power of the 230.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:47 PM
i have been in the same situation after jetting.. felt like a weiner lol