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Join Date: Apr 2011
Slow/Quick Starting? Battery/Gas?
If I have around 80 miles or higher on the trip odometer then I sometimes have a slow start, it's possible that the weather/temperature could have some involvement in this as well. I recently had trouble starting my 2010 R1, it took me a second try to get it to start. I always wait for that 'suction' sound or whatever that occurs after you put the key in and turn it to ON. Usually takes like 3 seconds. (I was told by a friend who delivered my bike when I bought it brand new to do this)
I seem to have rather quick starts, like 1-3 seconds when the Tanks is full of gas or I have less than 80 miles on my trip odometer (I reset after each fill-up, since I ran out of gas once!)
I am not sure about what the issue is?
Starting should be quick right? Like 1 -3 seconds?
If I ride the bike to and from work everyday and it's 5 miles, of which I can get most of it done on the highway at high speed am I doing harm to the bike? (I started on a ninja 250 and was told that I should ride 15 minutes at least once a week and at least 15 minutes if bringing it out of storage and then putting it back in)
Is the battery getting charged? Do I need to ride it longer?
Is there some sort of idiot's guide to the R1 as every bike is different and the carbed ninja 250 is totally a world apart from an R1.
I'm taking the slow starts as a sign that I am probably doing something wrong riding the bike, but I don't know...
Thanks in advance
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