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Temp below 60 will not start, starter turns over, but the engine doesnt fire

Tried different choke settings,also gave a little throttle while turning over.

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Sounds like a lean air fuel mixture. colder temp require more fuel i.e choke...if nothing has changed and the bike used to start I would then look to the carbs being plugged

Posted on Nov 29, 2014


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SOURCE: 2001 Suzuki GSXR 1000 has a slight miss fire,also won't turn over

On the starting issue alone. It sounds very much like a loose ground connection at the battery or starter perhaps. Sounds crazy but, check you negative connection at the batttery and at the starter. This could explain why it is not a constant issue...yet. Hope this helps, and please post your solution when completed. Thanks,


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SOURCE: bike starts on choke and runs.Turn off choke

Very common problem, You will have to remove the carb.s and clean them. Gas dries and turns to varnish after 3-4 months, this dried gas clogs up the jets and ports in the carb.s. If you chose to do this your self there are adjustment screws on the bottom do not mess with these screws. Just clean the bowls and jets, clean one at the time so you do not mix up parts.

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 suzuki

if you can turn it over that easy then yes. to confirm it tip a thimble of oil down the spark plug hole and the compression should come back temporarily.

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SOURCE: when trying to start my

it must be tight on the starter.
check battery voltage when fully charged. it should read over 12.5v for a good battery. anything less then get a new one.

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SOURCE: Hi, after riding through flood

Water in the carb float bowl? Remove the carb then remove the float bowl. Use spray carb cleaner to clean the carb. Pay special attention to the main jet.

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Start with fresh gas and a new spark plug.

Then follow theses steps.
1 Turn ignition on
2 If equiped with a primer, prime it a couple of times
3 Turn to full choke
4 Set the throttle lock to full throttle
5 With short quick pulls try to start
6 when you hear the engine fire shut the choke off
7 A couple of more pulls it should fire
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