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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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yes, was cracking progressive. Just one second cracking the first 10 tries and stronger and longer (3 or 4 seconds)after that.

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Please clarify - is now cranking strong, just not starting?
are you deliberately releasing button after the 1 or 3 -4 secs, or is the sprag dropping out?
What happens if you just keep cranking, for say 10 secs?
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yes, was cracking progressive. Just one second cracking the first 10 tries and stronger after that but after 10 min it started as I said.
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Sorry I missed the part that it started
Why did you go through the other routine with the multiple 1 sec crank?
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Probably to warm up that Lithium battery to improve the available cranking power. It's on the Shorai site.


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I'd probably rather go with the headlights on personally than taxing the sprag with multiple short bursts
Actually that is what the Shorai site recommends

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If your headlight comes on at key-ON, it is good for the batteries to flow some current before cranking in cold weather. The suggested headlight-on time before cranking depends on the temperature. If starting at 40f (5C), 30 seconds will help wake the battery and increase cranking performance. If at 0f (-17C), leave the lights on for 4~5 minutes before cranking. The result will be a better first crank, and longer battery life.
Note of course we have dual headlights, so will draw 2x current, therefor times can probably be shorter.
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as stated, multiple short staps on the start button will trash the sprag. turn your bike on before touching any riding gear. let it sit while you put everything on. Then press and hold it just one time.

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I have had a similar problem of late.

On a cold morning it only turns over a couple of times before it "sprags out".

I tried the good old IT trick of turning it off and on again and it fires first time after that.

When turning it off I wait for all the buzzing and clicking to stop before I turn the ignition back on.

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