Check the compression. If it has low compression it will always be difficult to start.
I have the same bike. It is a really good starter, comparatively to other older 'cycles I own.
1) Check the fuel level in the tank, and be sure to turn the fuel switch (left side of bike below tank and seat) to On, or even Reserve
2) In stock tuning, my bike likes full choke for cold start, in any ambient temperature, it likes to warm up with the choke on, until it starts to sputter from the rich mixture.
3) I believe this bike has vacuume tube that goes to the fuel petcock, this shuts off fuel to carbs when bike is not running. Thus if the bike has not run in a while, or the carbs drained, it will take several start attempts to get the carb float bowls filled.
4) This bike is hard to start if the battery is old or marginally charged.
5) Also pull the spark plugs, if they are brown, or black, change them.
6) check the air cleaner, if it is too dirty it will essentially act like a choke
Nov 10, 2008 |
1998 Honda CBR 600 F(3)W