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My bike runs like a champ but only starts when it's over 70 out and usually on a jump. Been through the manual and everything i look at with the starting system seems very new. Old owner never had issues starting but lived in warmer climate. Just put in a brand new battery so it's not the issue? Boss thinks it could be connection points that are expanding when it's warm? We're stumped ? Performance of the bike is great

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Sounds like the carberator is gummed up and needs to be cleaned. Possible to start after several tries and adjusting the choke but for the best results service the carborator and general tuneup and maintenance.

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How old is your bike? If it has some years on it and from your description it possibly could mean your piston rings need to be replaced. I had the same problem.

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