Armchair diagnostics- hard warm start

Don Wilcox leanintree at
Sun Mar 28 16:32:08 PDT 2010

Only 2 years. I didn't care for it this winter in the garage like I should
have, but a fresh charge prior to rising from the winter sleep touched it
off with the first stab. Then 20min later, it was a bear to start. I may
replace the battery just for giggles anyway, but it was like this towards
the end of last summer already.

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Charles Scappaticci <scapco at>wrote:

> How old is the battery?  That's as likely as a jetting problem. Otherwise.
> Maybe clogged pilot jets as this gas they sell here is bullshit.
> Charles S.
> Don Wilcox wrote:
>> Hi guys!
>> Well, it's time to look at the problem that was bedeviling me at the end
>> of
>> last season...
>> The Almighty Geeper requires full choke to start easily (2 throttle pumps,
>> full choke then starter with NO throttle application), and now is being
>> hard
>> to restart once warm. I'll ride somewhere, stop for a cookie (or
>> whatever),
>> then when I try to restart, I have to crank the hell out of it, choke,
>> prime, couple pumps, no pumps...  Seems like a couple of healthy pumps
>> then
>> starting with NO throttle does the trick most often, but it's still
>> frustrating and it floors me that I can start cold easier than warm.
>> I'll tell you now, I haven't had the carbs off since the
>> de-californication
>> of '07 for my sanities sake. But I'm betting it may be time to check the
>> jet
>> setup. Just calling it a hunch.
>> Thoughts oh wised and learned ones?
>> Don in GJ
>> .

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