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2010 z1000 1,800 miles when I start the bike it shuts off then I have to start it again. whats up with that?
 

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hold the start button a little bit longer, this is a fairly common issue.
+1 yes just hold your finger or thumb on the start button until the bike fires...you should be righ then...:eek:ccasion:

then go out and give it a good floggin in the twisty's
taking due care and caution of course :cool:
 

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+1 on the hold the start button down a little longer ...but it's not an issue...just a characteristic of the Gen 3 Zeds :D
 

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Thanks That is what I started doing but didn't wont to hurt the starter. I always start the bike in neutral,much easier on the starter.
 

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I tried different combinations of timing and fuel at startup on my Z1000 and I found out that what it really need is more throttle to start.
No matter what you do related to tuning it won't start properly.

But... when you switch on the ignition and you hear that noises and the dashboard doing the animations, the throttle opens a little bit and closes.

So, all you gotta do to have a perfect start is to start the engine just after switching on the ignition.

No need to be EXTRA fast.
Just don't wait for the dashboard animation and noises to stop.
Simply turn ignition on and start the engine.
 

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nature of the beast my friend.....
 

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Try what I said :)
I run my idle at 1,800 or 2,000 RPM'S when im running the curves so I can run faster and smoother. But the problem still exist. Thanks
 

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Bass i toatally agree! There was another thread on this prob a while back. By the third week i figured this out and for the past year it has started no prob everytime. I dont know why people are shying away from this. It just makes sense the fuel pump is creating best pressure for start just after turning the key.
Im with you buddy why it works i cant explain,it just does everytime!
 

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Wow you run your idle that high 1800to2000 i would think that would make starting very difficult.
 

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Wow you run your idle that high 1800to2000 i would think that would make starting very difficult.
ONLY when I hit the twisty it helps to maintain smoothness,less engine brake,means smoother on, off throttle,which in terms means faster. normally its @ 1,200 RPM'S
 

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But... when you switch on the ignition and you hear that noises and the dashboard doing the animations, the throttle opens a little bit and closes.

So, all you gotta do to have a perfect start is to start the engine just after switching on the ignition.

No need to be EXTRA fast.
Just don't wait for the dashboard animation and noises to stop.
Simply turn ignition on and start the engine.
Mine does it too. Thought it was due for a new set of plugs until I read this thread.
Tried the "start as soon as turning the key" trick & all is good!!
 

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Start the bike while it is initionlazing, fuel pump running gauges cycling and it will start every time.
 

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man, am I glad I don't have to deal with this. sorry fellers, lol!
 
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