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Old 6th October 2008, 07:27 PM
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Exclamation Suzuki Bandit starting problems

I'm new to this,just registered but here goes anyway.My bandit sometimes wont start when cold,has new battery fitted recently,only 7000kms on clock. Needs choke and if it cuts out after starting is very hard to start after, needed a push today,very fed up.Would appreciate any help.
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Old 6th October 2008, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

Originally Posted by lancer08
I'm new to this,just registered but here goes anyway.My bandit sometimes wont start when cold,has new battery fitted recently,only 7000kms on clock. Needs choke and if it cuts out after starting is very hard to start after, needed a push today,very fed up.Would appreciate any help.
it might be flooding while on the choke, maybe try starting it on half choke or switching the choke off quicker
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Old 6th October 2008, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

if its the cold get a cover, 20 quid in argos, had this problem on a few scramblers i had
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Old 6th October 2008, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

If i start it on half choke it has a good chance of cutting out and then it is really hard to start,its like it is not getting petrol even though tank half full. It only does this from time to time but very annoying.Today i started it on half choke and it started fine but quickly cut out.
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Old 6th October 2008, 08:13 PM
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what rpm does it tickover at normaly?
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Old 6th October 2008, 08:17 PM
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1100 RPM when warm
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Old 6th October 2008, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

Originally Posted by lancer08
1100 RPM when warm
turn it up to 1400-1500
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Old 6th October 2008, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

Originally Posted by chopper
turn it up to 1400-1500
Will try that and see what happens,its very annoying when you dont know if it will start or not.I'm enjoying biking all the same though, Thanks for all help.
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Old 6th October 2008, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by lancer08
Will try that and see what happens,its very annoying when you dont know if it will start or not.I'm enjoying biking all the same though, Thanks for all help.
if that doesnt help let us know
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Old 6th October 2008, 08:51 PM
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injector/carb cleaner chop?
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

Originally Posted by paddyr1
injector/carb cleaner chop?
I'm not sure what you mean, have increased tick over speed to 1300RPM and she started fine today.
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

Had same problem with bandit 600, kept cutting out at lights. As Chopper advised, I turned revs to 1500+, also do not rev heavily when you start her up first, let it tick over on its own for a few minutes. I do not use the choke at all unless extremely cold & only then for a minute or 2 - best of luck
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Old 7th October 2008, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki Bandit starting problems

Originally Posted by Xager8
Had same problem with bandit 600, kept cutting out at lights. As Chopper advised, I turned revs to 1500+, also do not rev heavily when you start her up first, let it tick over on its own for a few minutes. I do not use the choke at all unless extremely cold & only then for a minute or 2 - best of luck

Thanks for that,being new to biking i was blaming myself.I have tried starting it on no choke,half choke and i find it starts best if on full choke when cold.I am just back after a spin and she is ticking over at 1400RPM so i will see how it goes.

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