Warm Starting Problem
jsolo at solo-tek.com
Thu Nov 6 21:37:07 PST 2008
I had a similar issue some years back. It would only happen after the bike has been ridden for some time, and never on cold starts.
I even replaced the battery which didn't do much to help the situation. Eventually, pulled the plugs, which revealed severely worn electrodes - both the ground and especially the center. I believe someone already mentioned replacing plugs too. I had ~14K on mine at the time. I suspect when the bike was hot, the coils were just not creating enough juice to cause a spark with the added wear/resistance in the plug.
Fortunately, it's easy enough to pull a plug on this bike.
28K on my c14 now, still on the original plugs, we'll see what they look like this coming spring when I do the tune up.
Thursday, November 6, 2008, 8:52:56 AM, Les wrote:
> This has happen to me twice now. Once at a stop at the bank and once at
> the gas station. Each time when I went to restart the bike it cranked over
> fine but would not start. It would not even seem to fire. At first I thought
> maybe I had hit the kill switch but no to that. It seems like no spark to
> the plugs. I waited maybe 5 to 10 mins. and to my surprise when I tried it
> started right up. Seemed normal and off I went. Years ago I had a bike
> where the coil would short when it got hot then run when cooled down. I
> don't seem to think it's that this time. Anyone ever have this problem with
> their bike?
> Les J.
Julian mailto:jsolo at solo-tek.com
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