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Post by Cicsy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:59 am

Question : should the SMT start off the button without touching the throttle when starting from cold or, do you need to catch it with the throttle for the first few seconds?
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Re: Stating

Post by jhalfhide » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:53 am

Off the button for me.


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Re: Stating

Post by Andy J » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:09 pm

Just hit the button, no throttle. Even if its not been started for a while it only needs a second or two before it fires.

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Re: Stating

Post by Doerbird02 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:23 pm

+1 on don't touch the throttle. Even if it takes a little cranking from the starter before it fires. If you mess with the throttle you're confusing the TPS into thinking that the idle position it figured out is wrong and that can cause other issues. It won't be the end of the world, as I've inadvertently done it before. On the up side, if you do move the throttle the TPS tries to reset itself to idle throttle at each start up, so it will reset. But, the TPS only has a small range for correction, so best to leave it. Basically, its just the difference between Fuel Injection and a Carb. FI you don't touch the throttle.

Occasionally I notice that the bike will need a few more cranks from the starter to get things going, rather than the near instant start, upon pressing the button. I've found thats usually a case of my battery being slightly weak. A nice long ride or some quality time on the battery charger makes it go away.
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Re: Stating

Post by Cicsy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:59 pm

Yep , that's what I thought. Have look at the link below though this owner obviously thinks different
Why's he holding the throttle?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgoKi7XpPPU

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Re: Stating

Post by Andy J » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:04 pm

I think hes just holding the bar to press the starter with his thumb, no throttle applied.
But...... why would you feel the need to upload a video to Youtube of starting a bike? Just why!!!

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Re: Stating

Post by Boz69 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:37 pm

I had a similar problem on mine when i un ticked the 02 sensors . thought it might have been to rich or something so switched it back on and problem went away.

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Re: Stating

Post by Cicsy » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:07 pm

Andy J wrote:I think hes just holding the bar to press the starter with his thumb, no throttle applied.
But...... why would you feel the need to upload a video to Youtube of starting a bike? Just why!!!


If you watch you can see the reflection on the tank of the guy clearly holding onto the throttle for a few seconds after start up. When he lets go of the throttle the revs drop which is a strange start up procedure for a fuel injected bike unless there's a problem I would have thought. Only reason I posted this was to find out if this is a common trait with the SMT.

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Re: Stating

Post by Gimlet » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:20 am

Just touch the button. It can stumble if it hasn't been started for a while and the battery is low but never needs throttle.

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