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Won't start in cold weather

When it drops below 30 degrees , it trys to turnover but does not fireup.
tried float/trickel charger on luck same results

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  • Xrider Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same cold weather starting problem. Get a slight backfire and can smell gas but doesn't start.

    2008 Xciting 500 RI (fuel injected)

    5w40 Motul oil, 4,000 km.

    Only solution so far - put in heated shed (40 deg f.) for a couple of hours, it then started first kick.

  • marlen_vb Jan 08, 2009

    yamaha r6 wont start at 40 degrees any help?

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Try using lighter weight oil, like 5 w 20. It sounds like you're using too heavy of an oil. It wouldn't hurt to check/clean/replace your spark plugs also.

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