Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Speed Triple
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Great Falls, VA
Not starting after gassing up
After two problem-free years with my '09 speedy, I now have a recurring problem. I have 15K miles on her now with original battery.
Unlike other posters, she starts up on first or second try with plenty of gusto, even when idle for a week and garage temp of 50F. The problem has occurred several times now: I stop to gas up, typically don't even get off bike, so takes a couple minutes I guess. I hit start and it starts to crank then stops. After a few attempts, my buddies heads begin to sink, then it fires up and I'm off. Yesterday, no such luck, but I was near a hill and roll started it. (after I learned that this should be done in second gear! I couldn't figure out why my rear wheel was locked in 1st gear). We later stopped a half hour for coffee and she roared to life without problem. I conclude that it is the very brief stop that is to blame...thoughts?