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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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won`t start under 40 deg

got an 02 nomad with V&H, Dynatek fi controler,runs perfect ecept won`t start when it real cod in the am. help please
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 11:08 AM
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Maybe put hotter plug in it. Next hotter plug.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:57 PM
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Sorry, hotter spark plug will not help.

Do you use the fast idle knob down by the ignition switch on cold start?

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Sorry, hotter spark p,lug will not help.

Do you use the fast idle knob down by the ignition switch on cold start?

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yes,the bike starts after the out door temp heats up
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On the fast idle knob, it pulls easily for the first bit...taking up slack, then it gets a lot tougher...this is where it starts to do something. Are you pulling it through the tougher region?

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On mine, the fast idle knob had little to no effect (even when operated properly as described by sfair) until I also did the throttle body cleaning. Noticed especially when colder.


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On mine, the fast idle knob had little to no effect (even when operated properly as described by sfair) until I also did the throttle body cleaning. Noticed especially when colder.


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the temp in centeral fkorida has stayed above 40 for the last few days.pull the choke out hard and i think i had it all the way out,but i`ll try it next time it get cold.jjust ride
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FWIW, don't have to wait till its cold to see if fast idle lever does anything. It still should bump up the idle noticeably. If not then you could check into TB cleaning now and maybe be ready for next time is cold... or start diagnosing why else the lever doesn't work.


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FWIW, don't have to wait till its cold to see if fast idle lever does anything. It still should bump up the idle noticeably. If not then you could check into TB cleaning now and maybe be ready for next time is cold... or start diagnosing why else the lever doesn't work.


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Are you saying that pulling the knob into the tough zone worked for you? (Cannot believe I just said that!)

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