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Suzuki VL800 2003 Hard to Start

My carburated VL800 has issues starting the first time. It cranks but has trouble turning over, even with the choke. On a warm day I can eventually get it running but on a cold day (>60*) it won't start to the point I have killed the battery trying to start it. Could it be a dirty carb or spark plugs?

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Yes have your carburetors checked out that should solve your problem

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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Hi brownboots,

Have you tried using the choke to start it when its cold?

Secondly the air-fuel mixture may require to reset, but before you do tht after a spin , remove the plug and examine it ....it should be brownish and dry!
Also make sure the saprk plug is of the correct type per manufacturers specs.

Hope this would help.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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You will have to check the float level of the carburator, try too, to blow out with compressed air the primary jet.
You will also have to reset the air-mixture screw and its better to have it a little on the rich side.
Also check the spark plug gap.
Hope this helps!

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When was the last time the valves were adjusted? Valve adjustment affects more than compression but vacuum as well and should be checked... A lot of rider never check it until they have a problem like this, and it gets worse when it is colder outside.

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G'day mate the 1st thing i would go for is float level then compresion if it does have the **** it wont take the fuel in , rules are if it has **** ( induction ) Squeeze (compression) Bang ( spark) and Blow (free exhaust) then it should go, if it was running to lean there is good chance it has a burnt exhaust valve which will greatly drop the compression/induction, also check the valve clearence. hope this helps

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