Question about 2001 Suzuki VL 800 Volusia
2 possible causes:
1 - the contacts in the ignition go loose when heated - unlikely but possible. You will need to check all of them.
2 - the most likely cause is in the carburetor: bad fuel mixture (too rich) or defective choke. You will need to take out the carburetor, clean it, readjust it, install it and check and readjust the choke.
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
A bit of testing and troubleshooting has to be done, to identify the fault.-------
It sounds like an enigma, as if the bike fires when cold and cnot when hot there shouldn't be anything wrong with the general mechanics. It could be the starter motor/solenoid the culprit. So just check : when the bike is hot and you engage the starter, the engine will freely turn over for as long as you push the button, but the bike won't fire? If this is the case I suppose the starter could be drawing so much current that the ignition system doesn't have enough juice to energize the coils and other components. What does the starter sound like when cranking while hot? Is it as fast as when cold or is it slower? Also, get the volt reading of the battery when cold, when hot, and while cranking when hot? This will point towards the fault.------
If you notice this :--------
In cold: Bike starter turns freely and engine starts in one or two cranks.------
And in hot: Bike starter turns slowly, almost as if it has low voltage,it will crank like it has low voltage for a long time without getting even close to starting.Then in that case:---It sounds to me like the starter is drawing too much current. The starter solenoid, the fuel line and fuel pressure has to be checked.--------
Get this possibilities checked.this should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on Mar 26, 2011
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