Hot Start


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eastkytriker
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Hot Start

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2008 Goldwing/Roadsmith trike starts good runs great until you stop for rest break or to get fuel then on startup with engine warm it acts as if it is loading up on fuel and will die if engine is not revved once back on the road it runs fine. I have run quite a bit of sea foam but no help. thanks in advance for advice



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Re: Hot Start

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Most will describe your issues as a "hot start surge." To clarify, after turning the Wing off as you've described ... at operating temperature, for a short time (5-15mins), and restarting, it can surge to a point of it dying. The surge will completely quit after about 2-3 mins.

A fuel additive will not fix your issue. In fact, no where in your Owner's Manual does it ever recommend using one. Therefore, I'd recommend not using one.

Has your air filter been replaced in the last 12k ???
Has your spark plugs been replaced with the ones Honda calls for in the last 16k ???
Has your valve been adjusted, and set to center spec, in the last 32k ???
Has your battery been tested, and is an 18 amp/hr maintenance free battery being used as required by Honda ???

If the above has all been done, center stand the Wing turning everything off ... radio off, CB off, all accessories off, any "bling lighting" disconnected. The next morning, "Start the bike and allow it to warm up to normal operating temperature and remain at idle for at least 90 seconds. Do not operate the throttle during this time; if you do, the ECU will not initialize properly and the process will need to be repeated."

Normal operating temperature is after the oil has reached normal temperature. The best way to know that your oil has reached "normal temp" is to wait for the fans to come on. Once they do, turn the key off and see if that has helped your issue.

If all the above has been done, and the valves are set to center spec, it's been my experience that it greatly helps your issue, but it will not totally make it go away. It is normal to have a small amount of surge after a hot start.

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Re: Hot Start

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No to all the above Trike has 28000 mi. I guess l better get some maint issues taken care of. Thanks for your response

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Re: Hot Start

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Then at this point you need a 24k service with spark plugs. You might want to have your valves adjusted too, since the spark plugs need replaced and those need to come out to do a valve adjustment. The other important part about a 24k service is that the coolant gets replaced too. It's 5 coolant changes over due. Per Honda's requirements, it needs done every 2yrs or 24k whichever comes first. So it needed changed in 2010, 12, 14, 15, and in 2018. On 5th gens, a poorly maintained cooling system can eventually have over heating issues.



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