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I have a 98 1500kawasaki clasic recently been more difficult to start when cold I have replaced the spark plugs and air filter but made no difference please if anybody has any ideas .

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Are you FI or carbed? Did you pull the choke when starting? Is it turning slower than usual?
With the 1996 - 2000 Kaw 1500's / 1600's they have a bad charging system, gremlin running around in them, usually when it rears it's head most people almost give up on the bike, so you have to determine whether it's fuel related or electrical? Make sure your battery is fully charged and stays that way. Try checking out www.vulcanforums.com very smart people there.

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SOURCE: Golf TDI 1998 problem with cold start

hi change the glow plugs and no its not normall there should be no air in the system it is either sucking air or it has not been bled properly last time system was worked on usually when changing the fiter check the whole system for signs of leaks if non found bled the system until you get rid of them yates210456

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: SUBARU IMPREZA DONT RESTART .

Sounds like a sensor is breaking down under heat of engine.
Try the Crank sensor (under the alternator at front of engine with a 2 pin multiplug attached. Or the Cam sensor (more likely) placed behind the oil filler neck and looks the same as the crank sensor. Breakers should sell you these for approx £20 each.
If no joy let me know.
Dan

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Wont Start

Cold start valve or cold start injector. On new fuel injeccted cars they act like chokes did on carborated vehicles.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 toyota tacoma 2.4l wont start when cold

clogged injectors you need to put cleaner in the fuel to help get dirt and grit out of them some times (every 3 months).
I am assuming you are saying it will turn over but not fire and run when cold?

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2006 kx450f will not start.

Compression release not fully closing? You have spark and you have air. Fuel is the unknown. Drain the carb float bowl. Now remove the water trap ( if the bike has one ),at the base of the fuel valve. Clean it out and try to start the bike after fresh gas fills the float bowl. You may want to give the air cleaner a shot of starting fluid.

Let me know what happens.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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  1. Check the battery condition, battery state of charge and starter motor current draw. Replace the battery if marginal and the starter motor if the current draw is beyond specification.
  2. Check the battery cable condition. Clean the battery terminals and replace corroded or damaged cables.
  3. Check the fuel system for proper operation. A fuel pump with insufficient fuel pressure or clogged injectors should be replaced.
  4. Check the engine's tune-up status. Note the tune-up specifications and check for items such as severely worn spark plugs; adjust or replace as needed. On vehicles with manually adjusted valve clearances, check for tight valves and adjust to specification.
  5. Check for a failed coolant temperature sensor, and replace if out of specification.
  6. heck the operation of the engine management systems for fuel and ignition; repair or replace failed components as necessary.
Engine is difficult to start when hot
  1. Check the air filter and air intake system. Replace the air filter if it is dirty or contaminated. Check the fresh air intake system for restrictions or blockage.
  2. Check for loose or deteriorated engine grounds and clean, tighten or replace as needed.
  3. Check for needed maintenance. Inspect tune-up and service related items such as spark plugs and engine oil condition, and check the operation of the engine fuel and ignition management system.

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