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Old October 6th, 2019, 10:27 PM   #1
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1098 cold start

Hi, I have a track-only 1098. I use it sporadically on track and it does not start easily.

Often (when it is cold and the bike hasn't been used for a month or so) the engine requires a lot of time and attempts to start.

The battery and ignition work fine. I even replaced the battery.

I press the ignition button, hear the engine cranking but it doesnt start. I have to try sometimes 15-20 times or so until the engine starts.
It is basically like your typical cold engine that takes some time to start....the only issue is that it takes 5 minutes and 20 attempts.
After the first time then it starts just fine.

Interested to know if anyone has run into a similar issue?

Thanks in advance
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Old October 9th, 2019, 06:11 AM   #2
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maybe your injectors are dirty/pluged up. try adding some sea foam additive to your fuel, start your bike and run it for at least 30 minutes, if there is any gum in the system that should clear it out.
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Old October 10th, 2019, 08:38 AM   #3
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I had similar issues on my 1098R. In my case, it was a worn sprag-clutch. Consider looking into this. Hope it helps.
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