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Hi everyone,

I've recently purchased a new bike - Kawasaki Z1000sx 2016 with 14k km. It has been served at the dealership regularly. Previously I've been riding Honda VFR 800Vtec 2003.

I got to say - kawa has been a great upgrade, the handling, agility, power, comfort and reduced vibration during the riding has been really welcomed by me.

However I've noticed a few things that bother me:

Fuel injection priming starts every time, but makes humming noise (which i'm used to, but then at the end it adds a bit of cracking/ticking noise as well). Shouldn't fuel priming result in even humming noise from start til end?

This leads me to second issue - when engine is cold ( between 2 til 12 degrees Celsius) it starts after 5-8 turns as long as i give a little power by handle and hold it for 10 seconds. If i let gas handle right after start it will stall right away. It fires up normally when engine is warm.

Could this be due to fuel pump/primer if that crackling sound isn't normal?

My Honda didn't behave like that and started on the first crank every single time even after deep winter sleep.

I still have 2 month used purchase warranty at my dealership, but i'm unsure if what i experience is normal for kawa or not. ( It's going to snow here in about 1-2 weeks so i have to use warranty now if that's the case )

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