Armchair diagnostics- hard warm start

William K Denton wkdenton at
Mon Mar 29 07:56:14 PDT 2010


When was the last time you had your valve clearances checked?

Bill Denton
Yardley, PA
wkdenton at
Lazarus Cycleworks, LLC
We Breathe New Life into Old Bikes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Wilcox" <leanintree at>

> 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.

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