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Old 12-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #1242
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: London
Oddometer: 41
Sertao Hot Start Issue

I have just joined the hot start issue club.

I bought the Sertao for a trip I have planed for 2014 (London to Nepal)

I was getting rather concerned reading all posts on here about the hot start issue, I was worried that I wouldn't experance any issues here in the UK but it may start when I was half way across Pakistan.

Twice now on cold mornings (under 5c) the bike has failed to start after a short ride, on both occasions it has started again after waiting just 5 min. I was looking out for the issue so knew not to run the battery down by continuously trying to start it.

I spoke to BMW Park Lane this morning and it is booked in to have its decompression replaced on Monday morning, they confirmed that it was a known issue but said it usually appeared earlier than it had for me (I first noticed it at 700 miles)

Apart from that I love the bike.
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