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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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your bike was fine, you cranked it a few times and now it won't start

if your bike was perfectly fine one day, then the next time you tried to start it it cranked weakly (due to low battery), and you tried repeatedly to start it with a weak crank, or you started it, only let it run for a couple of seconds, then shut it off and now it won't start, you have flooded it

if you start your bike ice cold then shut it off immediately, your cylinder temp is still low, and you still have unburned fuel in there. this will cause starting issues.

if you crank your bike when the battery is weak, and the starter doesn't turn the engine fast enough for it to catch, there is unburned fuel in your cylinders and it won't start again.

if you continue to try to start the bike normally, all you are doing is introducing EVEN MORE FUEL into the cylinder, this won't help

you need to try to start the bike with NO FUEL being supplied to the cylinders so the fuel already there has a chance to burn off.

in order to do this you need a well charged battery, then with the throttle pulled wide open (this signals the computer to shut off the injectors), crank the bike for around 5 seconds or so. it should stumble and try to catch a couple of times during cranking. release the start button.

now try to start the bike normally again. if it doesn't catch as usual, STOP CRANKING

repeat the WOT cranking procedure again, then attempt a normal start again.

this process will only work if there is nothing else wrong with your bike. the kill switch must be in the run position while doing this procedure.

if your fuel pump didn't prime when you turned the bike on, this won't work.

Please read this before posting a thread stating "my bike started just fine, then i shut it off and now it won't start again" threads.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 01:58 PM
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that's good info. I have seen quite a bit of people have this problem.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 11:53 AM
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