Main Motorcycle: '09 T100 EFi
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Virginia
Other Motorcycle: Monster 796 ABS "Pantah"
Extra Motorcycle: K100RS 16/ABS
On my Ducati, you press the start button and release it - - the starter continues to operate automatically until the bike is running. Works every time. I use the same technique on my T120: hold the starter until the bike starts and runs, not just until a cylinder fires. No need to touch the throttle.
That's probably coincidental more than anything else. Marelli is simple. Siemens on my 796 can be a PITA when cold. Has a protocol which requires a full ECU shutdown for the second try taking ~ 3 minutes.
It will fire and run first time if it catches instantly, otherwise, you'd burn out the starter getting it to catch if you just kept cranking. Wait 3 minutes and it fires/runs on the second attempt. Valves/pistons have to be in the right position or the ECU cuts either fuel or spark regardless of whether you hold the button.
Has been better since the "boss" did the last major personally. I know he balanced the throttle bodies with a manometer and the timing belt positions may be more optimum. Donnie Unger IS a perfectionist...
'09 T-100 Forest Green / New England White, TORs, Intiminators & fork tubes raised 15mm, Chrome Ikon 7610 - SP8 Shocks, Custom Sargent Saddle, OEM Chrome Grab Rail, Conti Road Attack 2 EVO's 110/80VR19 & 150/70VR17, 7" Cibie lens and uprated H4 bulb.