hard starting G650 GS

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by street rider, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. street rider

    street rider Grow old not up

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    My 2011 G560GS has been a great bike untill now. When its hot it becomes very hard to start. 7,800 on the clock, today on my way to work I rode around 30 miles, stopped to pick up a coke when I came out I almost killed the battery trying to fire her up. Sadly it has been gettin worse.
    Any remaps or updates I may have missed?
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  2. Steamy Moose

    Steamy Moose Been here awhile

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    I have the same issue, from all the research i have done it seems to be a decompression lever. I have spoken to my local dealer and they claim not to know any thing about it.

    I did find if it doesn't start within a few cranks drop some throttle onto it and it will fire :evil (Only happens after very small trips and after getting fuel)
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  3. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    Steamy Moose: your dealer or service manager is an idiot or a lazy mfer. BMW released a work bulletin on the decompression level months ago. Find a different dealer.
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  4. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    I would clean the fuel injector, todays ethanol gas really causes problems with the BMW FI.

    John
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