Hi All, complete newbie here, I took delivery of my brand new 2017 AT day before yesterday, just three miles on the clock,- that`s right three miles.
Hard to start? I`ll say.
I have not rode the bike yet, it was delivered to my house by the dealer.The delivery guy rolled it out of the van and started it up-it stopped immediately as it fired up, he started it again and it stopped immediately as it fired up.He tried again, started, and stopped immediately, on about fifth time or so (getting embarrassing) it fired and ran......Thank God. He drove it onto my drive and parked it up. I thought about the film posted on You Tube where a guy is having the EXACT same problem, but thought,"Nah, can`t be,-problem must have been sorted for 2017....surely?"
Well, it would seem not,every attempt to start the bike so far has been the same,repeated starts followed by immediate engine stop,usually 5-7 attempts, then it will run.Trying today, i noticed that the engine stops simultaneously with the starter button being released ,and if you delay letting go of the start button, the engine continues to run (i know-not good) until you release the button and immediately the engine cuts as you do so.Thus, I suspect that the starter button may be the issue? It seems as if releasing it somehow operates the engine kill side of the switch...... Puzzling thing is that after 5-7 attempts, it starts....HMMM
I have informed the dealer, lets see how it goes, but no rides for now(too icy anyway Brrrrrr!)