Motorbike Starting Trouble?

motorcycle starting trouble

Your motorcycle is your best friend and you must pay full attention to it. Check for abnormal sound, exhaust smoke, vibration and other things regarding it. If not you may get stop at any place due to its troubles that you didn't take care. Timely service and the other necessary maintenance should be carried out when the due dates comes for them. If everything is in perfect condition it will provide you trouble less running. Before to start your motorcycle in the morning, look around for any leakage from it. It may leak engine oil, petrol, cooling liquid or oil from the disc brake. If you find any of these give your quick attention for it and try to fix it. It is necessary to check the bike’s oil level in the sump, hydraulic brake oil level and if have liquid cooling system then check the liquid level too.

When a large motorcycles is not starting check for its battery power. If not enough voltage, charge it or replace it.
Also check the battery is being charged when the engine is running, if the bike is provided with battery charge indicator.

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 large motorcycle exhaust will provide water traces through the exhaust pipe. It doesn’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. When starting in a cold morning it will automatically reduce the air flow and increase the fuel mixture. Once the engine is in good running condition, it will automatically go to normal position by cutting the power to the solenoid.

  • 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 are under the seat and on the left side of the cover.)
  • Then try to start with kicks.
  • May be your carburetor is full of petrol. Close the supply valve and drain some of it through the drain screw.

No progress, wait and do the following thing.

  • Remove the spark plug and clean them and check their condition. If good fit it in place and 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 spark is passing from the plug to the engine.
  • 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.
  • If the bike was exposed to rain or water wash, then the water may have leaked in to the staring unit in the handle bar and can make short circuit and it can prevent starting.
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