Motorbike Starting Trouble?

motorcycle starting trouble

Your motorcycle is your best friend and you must pay full attention to it. Including abnormal sound, exhaust smoke, vibration and other things regarding it. Timely service and the other necessary things. If everything is in condition it will provide you trouble less service. Before to start your motrcycle in the morning, look around for any leakage around it. You may smell leaking petrol to may see leaking engine oil, break oil and battery acid. If you find any of these give your attention for the cause first.

If large motorcycles are not starting first check for the battery power. If not enough voltage, replace it.

If everything is ok, check the oil level and petrol level to be in good amount.
Then see whether the motorbike gear is in neutral position.
Switch on the ignition switch with its key or kick start it.
If the motorcycle is provided with CHOKE, pull it to on position.

A well tuned motorcycle exhaust will provide water traces through the exhaust pipe. It dosen't need all the motorcycles to produce water traces through it in the morning start.


If the motorbike is provided with auto choke, there is nothing for you to worry about it.

  • Give kick start; don't use your electric starter in the morning first start.
  • The engine should start smoothly and after 15 seconds switch off the CHOKE and use the bike in normal conditions.
  • If the motorbike fails to start check the following things.
  • Open the petrol tank lid and check the level of the petrol. If it is not enough to be in normal amount turn the petrol cock to the reserve tank position.
  • Even at this position the engine doesn't start. Turn off the switch. Remove all naked flames in the vicinity and turn the petrol cock to stop position. Take out the rubber hose between the cock and carburetor. Then turn the petrol cock to reserve position. The petrol should flow out freely. If not, close it and open the line filter of the petrol cock under it to see for any block.
  • If indicator lights are not lighting, check for blown fuses and replace them. Check the oil level in the sump. Then try to start with kicks.
  • If indicator lights are not lighting, check for blown fuses and replace them. (Fuses areunder the seat and on the lift sid eof the cover.)
  • Then try to start with kicks.

No progress, wait and do the following thing.

  • Remove the spark plug and clean them and check their condition. If good fit it in placeand proceed with the starting. Faulty clutch switch too can prevent start. Even it is not starting it needs attention to check its power supply to the spark plugs. Remove the spark plug and fit in the holder. Get a plastic clothe hanger and hold the spark plug near to the engine and start the engine and see if good spar is passing from the plug to the engine. If not need to replace the spark plug or to test for the electric power supply.
  • Turn Signals are not working while the engine running? If only one, replace it with a new one. If all four are not working, then the Flasher unit is burnt. Replace it with new one.

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