one cylinder takes a min to fire up

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  1. 2TICKLASSIC

    2TICKLASSIC Adventurer

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    Hi There
    My Suzuki T500 is taking about a good minute to fire up one of the cylinders when I first start it in the morning, after about a minute the other cylinder fires up and then the bike runs fine :huh. I have brand new iridium plugs in it. I'm wondering if this could be a point or condenser problem. I would just like someones opinion before I go in and inspect for point and condenser problems.
    Thanks Steve
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  2. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Check the choke linkage. My '77 had one dual tower coil and CDI so both plugs fired every 180 degrees.
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  3. 2TICKLASSIC

    2TICKLASSIC Adventurer

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    checked linkage (functional)
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  4. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    Check to see that the enrichener circuit on that carb is clean and getting fuel. You can check for spark at the plug when cold, but this sounds more like a carb problem.
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  5. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    My Kawasaki Mach III does this periodically, usually if I set the timing up with a dial gauge it goes away.
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