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Old 11-04-2005, 07:23 AM   #1
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Hard to start SV650

My SV has had a hard time starting, lately. The battery seems fine, but I have to fully choke it for about a minute or it won't stay running on it's own. After that, it's fine.

I bought some carb cleaner, but I haven't had time to tear the bike down and get to the carbs to spray them out yet.

Is there anything else I should be looking for?
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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That seems to happen when the temperature gets cooler. Are you sure you need to go through all that.
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:44 AM   #3
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It's a carbed suzuki. My Katana is the same way. My atv is the same way, my buddies....etc. just par for the course.
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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Full choke for a minute doesn't sound like a problem, especially if it runs fine after that.
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:55 PM   #5
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Yeah I would have to agree... run it full choke for 2 mins... if it's cold that is parf the coarse.

Didn't N4S have this problem and he got them cleaned and sync'ed???

So try full choke for 2 mins and see if it runs good after that.
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Old 11-08-2005, 08:21 PM   #6
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As long as it starts with the choke and it runs fine at normal operating temperature, you probably don't have a problem.

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Old 11-08-2005, 09:00 PM   #7
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Thank god mine has fuel injection.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:04 PM   #8
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did you try checking the rotogirder?... f3 is having the same thing....its takin longer to warm up now then before, i dont have to hold it on a min but damn near close
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:16 PM   #9
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Shan you posted in another thread that you sprayed it with carb cleaner... how did it effect this?
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:04 PM   #11
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Shan...change the spark plugs to NGK....or get new ones.
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:19 AM   #12
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My CBR uses Keihin carbs. Cleaned them many times, but not the choke plungers. The carbs have to be separated from each other and I don't want to do that. Here's how I clean them.

I turn my gas tank petcock to off when I come down the alley to my garage. The engine dies after a few minutes, and I let it cool down. The fuel line and float chambers are now dry. I disconnect the fuel line from the tank and pour carb cleaner into the line using a funnel until the float chambers and line are full. Then I connect the line back to the tank.

With the engine cool, I put the choke on full and start it. The carb cleaner from the float chamber and fuel line is running through the choke plungers and passageways. After a few minutes, fuel is running through the clean choke system. Not as good as taking the carbs apart from each other, but a lot less stripped screw heads.
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