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My bike wont start

I keep my bike outside and have not started it in several days and now it wont start.
The battery is fully charged and there is plenty of fuel but due to the cold weather and me having to keep the bike outside under covers it has developed a problem starting.
The computer starts up as normal then when you try to start it tries to turn over then cuts out without starting and cycles through the computer start up period.
Can you help

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  • benhealeypot Jan 07, 2009

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting but the 990 is injection ?? I thought along the same lines but does this effect injector bikes ?

    Not even sure if I should just stick a heater under the bike and see what happens when it warms up.

  • benhealeypot Jan 07, 2009

    Cheers



    Ben

  • Attisch May 23, 2009

    Hi i just bought a 2008 ktm 990 adv and i have the same problem .Actualy my bike is stayes in my garage When I try to start it is only the relay clicking the ignition does not even turns. The battery is fullly charged. I think if there is no fuel the starter stil has to turn. Anybody ever sold this problem? Thank you. Attisch

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I have the same problem and same model (2008 KTM Adventure 990 S) so injection, not carburator.
I didn't start the engine for three months. I bought a brand new battery. Lights, fuel pump and everything seemed to be ok at the first key turn. But when you try to turn it even more to definitely start the engine, ignition fails. I think the electric engine of the starter is not working properly.
I tried to start the engine driving down the slope and releasing the clutch in 2nd gear at aprox 30 km/h and it started successfully.
I left it idle until became hot (15 min aprox) and the turned it off.
however it didn't start again when trying the ignition button.
Any ideas?

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Take the bowl off the carb and clean it out water might have got in.

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Sounds like you have moisture getting into the carbs
or in the gas

remove the air filter and spray some starting fluid into the carbs and turn bike over

if it starts right up then it is a gas problem
Purchase drygas and ut in and keep tank full to reduce condensation

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • Steve Archer Jan 07, 2009

    i agree

    since it is injector I would take a hair dryer or some heater( be careful) and heat the carb area up to the cylinder

    if this works go out and purchase heat tape( stuff that they use to wrap around water pipes in winter)

    put heat strips on any metal parts and cover with tarp.. My dad used to take a 100 wat bulb and put under the hood of his oldsmobile back in the 60s if you have an old trouble light that has a metal housing it might do the job

    Best of luck to you!

    spa


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