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cold Start

Post by Tancakar » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:58 am

Hi all , how is your bike starting when cold? is it start easy or really turns to start ? Lately i have cold start problem. I had this way before i did my modes as well.
My battery normally dead and doesn't keep charge i am talking with the dealer to change my battery under warranty but i wonder if anyone having cold start problems?

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Re: cold Start

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:21 pm

No problems here, but we are approaching mid summer. Sounds like you have a dodgy battery, and big high compression twins need a good cranking battery, mid winter nealy for you right?
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Re: cold Start

Post by JDS1290SDr » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:09 am

How cold? Cold weather usually means the need for a richer fuel on start up,,,, right?
Are you cranking & cranking without the motor firing?
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Re: cold Start

Post by RDKLL » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:47 am

It has been low 40's F here in the mornings and it starts good.

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Re: cold Start

Post by Tancakar » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:02 pm

it was -4 cold enough for a bad battery to not start :( i told the dealer. I even thought its a doggy oil and change my oil to recommended motorex 10w50. the dealer only have 10w40 and 15w50 god knows what they put in it. Besides i wanted another break in.

tonight i change the oil we will see how quick it will start tomorrow.

If it was fuel, there is a solution, i read on superduke 990 and 1290 forums they say turn the key on and off and on again so the fuel pump does two pumps. but mine feels like it doesn't turn very well which why i think its battery. cause normally it starts in one go :)

i just wondered if anyone have a problem ;)

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Re: cold Start

Post by exup » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:39 pm

Hi I did have a dud battery on my SDR1290R that just died when it on a long trip. Was working fine then one morning it was dead. Temp wise it was not that cold say 5C deg. KTM swapped out out under warranty and tested the charging circuit. It's been fine ever since.

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Re: cold Start

Post by DucBMW » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:54 pm

The only trouble at cold start that I experienced had to do with the engine's inability to do anything else than idling, for ten minutes or so. When attempting to depart, the engine would just stall upon the first touch of the throttle. This was at temperatures at or below -1 Celsius. Restarting it was no issue, it just had to warm up before it would accept throttle input.

According to dealership + distributor, there is no remedy other than practicing patience, as this is normal behavior... apparently.
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Re: cold Start

Post by Tancakar » Thu May 11, 2017 3:01 pm

just an update to this that i used to use 10W50 motorex as the manual says but its also says 5w40 and its must be the cold start problem. 10w50 dont like cold weather gets harder/ but 5 w40 even minus degrees still very runny and thin.

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