Hard Starting

Jeffrey Markham automan25 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 5 16:39:13 PDT 2008

I thought about that. Today after posting to the forum I removed the battery and took it down to a battery shop to get tested. They said it was just fine. I put it on the charger when I got back home just to top off the charge. I'll see if that cures the problem for a while.

Jeff in Seattle.

--- On Sat, 7/5/08, Steve Northrop <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com> wrote:

From: Steve Northrop <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Hard Starting
To: GPzList at micapeak.com
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 1:20 PM

Time for a new battery. Hard starting is the first symptom. Stranded in the 
middle of nowhere is the end result.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
'08 KLR 650
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeffrey Markham" <automan25 at yahoo.com>
To: <GPzList at micapeak.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 4:06 PM
Subject: Hard Starting

Lately as the weather has been warming up my GPZ has become very difficult 
to start. This only occurs after riding it for a while, then stopping for a 
few minutes to an hour and then trying to start it back up while the engine 
is still warm. This occured last weekend when my wife and I took our bikes 
to Orcas Island, WA and I almost didn't get it started up in time to exit 
the ferry without blocking traffic. Not fun. I figured out that if I dial 
the idle speed way down it will start, after which I immediately bring it 
back up to 1250rpm. Any ideas? Mine is a CA bike with the emissions 
equipment properly (I think) removed.

By the way, if you're looking for a very twisty mountain road to ride, the 
road to Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island is amazing. Very steep with many 
1st gear corners. Quite challenging. 

Jeff from Washington


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