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Old 01-31-2013, 05:37 PM   #15818
GrahamD
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Originally Posted by Dirty bike View Post
You did a lot of other things too Graham, w/o any real hard start, just some minor stumbles.

Are the AUS bike ECUs different? You do get foam filters instead of the paper, if I recall correctly. Any other differences?

Probably moot, but I've never noticed any "off idle stumble" either. Have you?
Are the AUS bike ECUs different? Don't know. It's a first gen 2010 Pre Fukushima bike.

You do get foam filters instead of the paper, if I recall correctly. Yep.

Any other differences? It's the fastest and most economical colour combo..

No electrical farkles. Other OZ bikes have had the hard starting issue so it's not an "OZ bike thing".

Probably moot, but I've never noticed any "off idle stumble" either. Have you? Yes. Only in touring mode because I usually use that in traffic which I do as little as possible.

w/o any real hard start, just some minor stumbles.

This is not what I call a minor stumble.


. If that was a minor stumble all I can say is I cleared it before the battery went flat.

All I wanted to do was figure out the most reliable way of inducing the hard start and a reliable way of clearing it.

And, after all that I can say that it was easier to induce if the battery was not 100%, no amount of switching the ignition had any effect and that it reliably occurs if the bike is cranked without firing between one or multiple times.

I could induce it with a freshly charged battery but it was harder to do. As the battery softened it became easier to induce.

It can be cleared by opening the throttle between 1/2 and 3/4 throttle for one to three starts. WOT may do it as well but I never did WOT.

I have started the bike and switched it off immediately, left it for days, with no problem.

I have started and let it warm to just over "Lo" and left it for days with no problem.

The most reliable way to induce it is to crank it without it actually firing cold. The more time that happens in succession the worse it gets.
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