My '09 1198 has ~7300 miles on it. I have begun to notice that after riding for a while, if I stop the engine, it takes several tries for it to fire back up again. The starter turns over and it tries to start, but won't. After about 3-4 tries, she fires up and runs normal. No codes thrown and cold she starts up with no problem..any guesses? Thanks
May 2nd, 2017 05:33 PM
When hot, does it crank normally or does it struggle to turn over?
May 2nd, 2017 05:46 PM
It seems to be normal.
May 2nd, 2017 07:58 PM
You try opening the throttle ever so slightly while you're starting it?...
Makes a big difference for mine.
February 27th, 2019 03:02 PM
I had installed a Hicap Cable Kit on my beast, 1198s to overcome this problem... excellent cranked, especially on hot start(mentioned above). but suddenly smoke came out from my starter after a few start, together with some oil... got any ideas..??