Question about Suzuki VL 800 Volusia Motorcycles
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?
Yes have your carburetors checked out that should solve your problem
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
SOURCE: hard start cold
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!
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
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
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
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