Intermittant starting problem


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cavetuna
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Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Motorcycle: 2006 GL1800 Champion Trike

Intermittant starting problem

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I have a 2006 wing which has been triked. Last summer I was riding and it would turn over but not start. The shop came to pick it up and it started for them. They said it needed a fuel pump and replaced it. Again this year it has started doing the same think. So far I have gotten it to start after awhile or by coasting and popping the clutch. They have had it back in the shop for a week now and say they can't get it to replicate the problem. I'm frustrated. It seems like they don't really know what the problem is and I want to be out riding my bike. This is not a Honda shop; nearest one is 60 miles away. I'm planning a trip from Indiana to Lake of the Ozarks State Park next month and don't want to get stuck somewhere with this problem. Friends have suggested the following: replace the gas cap, put fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank, look for an electrical problem. Last time it wouldn't start I did take the gas cap off but it still didn't start right away. Please help with any suggestions, especially if you experienced a similar problem.



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MiWinger51
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Re: Intermittant starting problem

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cavetuna wrote:I have a 2006 wing which has been triked. Last summer I was riding and it would turn over but not start. The shop came to pick it up and it started for them. They said it needed a fuel pump and replaced it. Again this year it has started doing the same think. So far I have gotten it to start after awhile or by coasting and popping the clutch. They have had it back in the shop for a week now and say they can't get it to replicate the problem. I'm frustrated. It seems like they don't really know what the problem is and I want to be out riding my bike. This is not a Honda shop; nearest one is 60 miles away. I'm planning a trip from Indiana to Lake of the Ozarks State Park next month and don't want to get stuck somewhere with this problem. Friends have suggested the following: replace the gas cap, put fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank, look for an electrical problem. Last time it wouldn't start I did take the gas cap off but it still didn't start right away. Please help with any suggestions, especially if you experienced a similar problem.
It could be you fuel injectors are dirty. Try adding a can of Seafoam to the next couple of tanks of fuel. It may not solve the problem but if it does, its a cheap fix.
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