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Starting a stood bike

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:22 pm
by Gman
It's quite common for people if they have left their CX/GL500 for a period of time to struggle to start it.This is mostly caused by the carburettor float bowls drying out.Easy to fix.

Make sure your battery is well charged and in good condition.


1:Turn the petcock onto reserve.

2:To get some oil around the engine before firing spin the engine with the Kill switch engaged a couple of times.

3:Unscrew the float bowl drain screw on the left hand side carb bottom until you see some fuel come out of the overflow pipe near the front of the rear wheel and then quickly screw it back up.

Use choke as normal and start the bike.If it still struggles just spray some Carb/Brake cleaner into the Air filer or even some WD40 with the Air filter taken out.

HTH :)

PS
Well serviced Carbs

http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivere ... m.php?f=19

and good electrics,

http://www.pdsrecording.site90.com/cxgl ... ctrics.htm

Go a long way to good starting as does a well serviced Starter button in the Throttle assembly(Careful not to lose the small ball bearing.Use a magnet when servicing the Throttle and Clutch controls).

Note:I also add a little Seafoam/Red X fuel treatment to my Fuel every now and then to keep the fuel from going stale and keep the carbs lubed.

Re: Starting a stood bike

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:28 pm
by spanish bandit
shep,i think you are on the right line,its a fuel issue.
here is my fool proof remedy.lol :shock:
half choke,spin engine with the kill switch set to kill,only for 3 seconds.
choke back to 1/4,same procedure,this time flick the kill to run as it spins.
8-)

Re: Starting a stood bike

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:39 pm
by Gman
That merely covers a symptom,not the cause.People should service correctly to avoid this.

There is more of a problem with Vacuum Petcocks and why posted mainly about normal none Vacuum petcocks.

Re: Starting a stood bike

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:16 am
by decolvin
Rather than cranking the engine until the float bowls fill when using a vacuum petcock, just do this:
1 get a piece of tubing the size of the vacuum line
2 remove the line from the petcock and attach your extra piece (step 1)
3 Apply vacuum for about 5-10 seconds (suck on it)
4 float bowls now have fuel & will start right up with normal application of the choke.