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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-01-2016, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Starting problems

My Afi seems to have lost the cold start set up ?

it wont start without opening the throttle and some times wont start for ages from cold

my dealer has scanned the sensors and cant find anything wrong but acknowledges there is a problem with my bike as he has had issues starting the bike and has asked me to book it in for a through check and he will try to find the problem. it pops and hisses when it does start but runs okay when warm

has anyone else had a problem and what was the cure

I know how to start a modern bike up so it is not me
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-01-2016, 12:08 PM
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Assuming it's not DCT, does pulling in the clutch make any different whatsoever?

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Assuming it's not DCT, does pulling in the clutch make any different whatsoever?
No not at all

(its not a DCT)

it starts then stops after about 2 seconds just cuts out, checked all the usual bits like a sticking stand switch or a sticking clutch switch , and tried the spare key as well in case the key had become corrupted , checked for a blocked fuel cap breather

it will start but I have to give it loads of throttle to get it to start and keep running and it pops and bangs while getting to running temp , I've had loads of bikes and do all my own maintenance on my older bikes once out of warranty ! shims coolant fluids etc. its like the throttle body or throttle position sensor has gone out of balance , but dealer has checked the sensors , will take it back again but just wondered if anyone had had a similar issue just to tell the dealer if they had cured it. when it warm it runs lovely but fuel consumption has gone down to 50 , that makes me think its a fuelling issue.

love the bike but just want it sorting

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Disconnect the battery for 1 minute will reset the ECu. You never now.
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-03-2016, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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cheers

the dealer has re set the ecu

and done a sweep of the sensors
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All good here , no problems .
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All good here , no problems .
I had no issues at all until I attempted to start it last Thursday morning

done nothin added nothing changed nothing

love the bike its brill

but want to find out what the issue is

just hoped some one has had a similar issue and sorted it

dealer is to have another look this Thursday (if it starts) when I run it over to him
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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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My dealer tells me its been diagnosed as a temperature sensor , they have put in a warranty claim (on a 21 day old bike mmmmmm) as soon as that's authorized and if the part is stocked in the uk I will get it back

hopefully its sorted (just the grips to sort out and I will be a happy biker . com)
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Yes exactly like that ?

my dealer tells me they are still waiting for Honda to authorize the warranty claim , its taken Honda five days so far and I am still waiting, starting to get p******d off now as this is unacceptably poor service for a 21 day old bike with only 700 odd miles on the clock to be off the road for a week for a small item like a sensor.

come on Honda this is crap service
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