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full battery problems starting my 170

 
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climbguy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:22 am    Post subject: full battery problems starting my 170 Reply with quote

Sometimes when I start my Buddy 170 it has a hard time turning over, it sounds like it has enough juice to start, but just doesn’t.

Sometimes I find I can get it to work by revving the gas while I press the ignition button, after doing that a few times, most of the time it works.

I replaced the battery a few months ago, so I was worried there was a problem with it or my charger, so I bought this: http://amzn.to/1ogADdL and testing it. Even when I was having problems I was getting 12v+.

Any ideas as to what may be causing the issue?
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avescoots1134
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voltage testing and load testing are different - but when is the last time you've reset your throttle body?

Hold the throttle completely open, turn the key on and wait for the fuel pump to turn off then turn the key back off.

A valve adjustment is next on the list of possible problems
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climbguy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks avescoots1134, I'll try that I can't recall the last time I tried to reset my throttle. To confirm, by 'wait for the fuel pump to turn off, you are talking about the red light, looks like a 'check engine' sort of light?

I just had it serviced last month, so i wouldn't expect it to be a problem with the valves unless the work wasn't done right.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I believe the check engine light syncs with the fuel pump priming. Listen for the whirring sound.

How many miles? Most services don't involve a valve check unless it's specified. It's a bit of extra work and the engine has to fully cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6,500 miles, I am almost positive they did the vavles, I was told to bring the bike in the day before the appointment so it could cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, good. Valve adjustments are pretty hard to screw up so try resetting the throttle body.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10-4, I'll try that and report back in a week after i have a larger sample size of how well it works
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