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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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? single cylinder run at start up

When starting bike cold, feels like only one cylinder fires. This lasts only a very short while and settles out to idle as normal. Checked plugs and replaced them just in case. No noted power or increase in fuel use when running down the road. Once bike warm, starting is not an issue.
Any thoughts???
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 05:10 AM
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It sounds like you're nit getting enough fuel during choke/high idle warm up. I'd run some injector cleaner. If that doesn't solve it, trouble shoot the injectors.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just got word that a head gasket may be the culprit...
Here's hoping that is all
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2019, 08:40 AM
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Give it a good dose of Seafoam and see if that improves the situation. It would seem there would be a lot more issues if the head gasket was compromised. Hope it is an easy fix!

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