cold starting

hey guys, my friend has an 05 and it has become impossible to start when its cold. starts fine when hot but in the morning he has had to push start it! any thoughts. valves are in spec, jetting is spot on and there doesn't seem to be any air leaks anywhere. Thought????:bonk:

there has been a few awesome posts on how to start the bike when cold so give searching a shot!

otherwise, the gist of it is as follows:

turn fuel on

pull choke on

twist throttle 3 times


(more then likely the bike won't start)

twist throttle 1-2 times


(should fire to life)

now, you must remember that the best way to kickstart a bike is starting from TDC. be sure to start here when kicking.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now