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post #91 of 94 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Joe Houle View Post
If you are cranking with the Shorai, and cranking becomes progressively faster/stronger with each attempt, you are not letting the battery warm up long enough initially. This is discussed on their site. I know it's counter intuitive, but try leaving the lights on longer. 3-5min. 15sec just ain't going to do it. Experiment with it to dial in your "routine". I actually turn my bike on before I even touch any gear or do my walk around.
The site actually states 15 secs if its a little cold, IIRC those slightly cold temps are still much colder than what it actually is around me. And 5-10mins if its freezing out. With my previous battery that's what i was doing (leaving the lights on for about 5mins) but the result is the same.

Also I don't think its the charging cause as stated it starts fine after a ride. Or even if its been sitting overnight but gets started in the afternoon instead of morning.
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post #92 of 94 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 08:31 AM
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I have been having the same problems as everyone,
What do the Triumph dealers think about this?
I might go to a dealership on a realy cold day and see how it starts up, see if it has the same problem
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post #93 of 94 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 09:18 AM
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Yay, the cold weather is back and my bike is now doing this again.

I have noticed that the bike will start first go with a little open throttle. I know you shouldn't use the throttle to start an FI bike but was curious to see if it helped. Is there any adjustments I can make to the tune to help it start first time. I assume opening the throttle is letting in more air and leaning the mixture slightly?
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post #94 of 94 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:43 AM
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so, it looks like the people that are having this hard start issue, are mostly running the Arrow 3-1 tune..

The bike should not require any throttle at start up.

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