Warm Starting Problem

Julian Solomensky 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.

Best regards,
 Julian                            mailto:jsolo at solo-tek.com

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