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Winter Starting Trouble.

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by wallyt99, May 5, 2008.

  1. I am having trouble starting my Suzuki Across on cold mornings.

    Warm days is fine. Yesterday I checked the voltage of the battery at a whopping 16.5 V, so I don't think the battery is a problem.

    The bike could be a little out of tune, however it runs great when warm.

    I guess there are alot of little things it could be, but I don't want to do them all. It just had a major service recently. -

    It could be -

    Thick Oil
    Dirty Plugs

    I have tried adjusting the tuning and the bike runs well in the warm. Still trouble starting in the cold though.

    Any ideas?
  2. Check what your idle speed should be. At this time of year they can creep down a couple of hundred rpm. Your's should be quite hight (2000rpm?).

    A carbie tune and balance won't hurt and neither will new plugs.
  3. Were the plugs replaced at the major service?
    High-revving 250s tend to eat through plugs pretty quick, and cold weather is when they're most likely to be a problem.
    Also are you sure the choke is working?
  4. I second jd and will add the voltage should be checked with the engine off.
    16+ volts for a standing battery sounds high to me. :?