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In Cold - Starts then dies

 
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caseynshan
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Location: Denver, CO
2006 Buddy 50

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject: In Cold - Starts then dies Reply with quote

2009 Buddy 50 about 3000 miles. well maintained newer battery.

This morning outside temp 32 - Garage Temp 42
This is how it normally goes around this temp.. worse when colder, better when warm. no issues over 50
Start it once w/ button, starts, dies after 2 secs.
Start it w/ kick, starts, dies after 3 secs.
Start it w/ kick, starts, dies after 60 secs. (have to keep revving to keep from dying)
Start it w/ kick, starts, dies after 60 secs. (have to keep revving)
Start it w/ kick, ride slowly up the alley, bogs and dies after 10 seconds
Start it once w/ button, starts, runs for 1 min then bogs and dies at stop sign
ride around neighborhood for 5 mins before main street to make sure it doesn't bog and die at stop light. Probably total of at least 10-12 starts.
then have to keep it somewhat revved for next 5 minutes after that at lights so it doesn't die.

Ideas...
    Use mid level gasoline - already doing
    Use sea foam engine treatment - already doing
    Use space heater in garage (kind of a pain based on my garage layout)
    Use premium gas?
    Trickle charger wouldn't help... right? it's not about it starting, it's about keeping it running?
    Have idle adjusted higher?
    Other Ideas?
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'04 Stella GB150 '15 Roughhouse '17 Versys 650.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd try the idle adjustment a little higher. Wouldn't hurt, and its easy to reach.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd try the idle adjustment a little higher. Wouldn't hurt, and its easy to reach.
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Stanza
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any time you have trouble specifically on cold weather starts, it's likely the auto-choke. They aren't the cheapest part in the world, but still not too bad. Any chance there'a s shop nearby that could test yours for failure? Or are you feeling confident in your screwdriver abilities?
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Dooglas
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Location: Oregon City, OR
Buddy 125, GTS300, Typhoon 125

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stanza wrote:
Any time you have trouble specifically on cold weather starts, it's likely the auto-choke.

^ ^ ^ +1 ^ ^ ^
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skipper20
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stanza wrote:
Any time you have trouble specifically on cold weather starts, it's likely the auto-choke. They aren't the cheapest part in the world, but still not too bad. Any chance there'a s shop nearby that could test yours for failure? Or are you feeling confident in your screwdriver abilities?


I'll second the above. Have your auto choke (by-starter) checked out by a competent scooter repair shop.

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