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  • Offline Umami

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    Cold Weather Start
    on: Mar 25, 2019, 04.19 pm
    Mar 25, 2019, 04.19 pm
    Though we're now into Spring, I note that the Trophy SE doesn't like cold weather: she won't fire up without throttle manipulation.  In the old days, you'd pull a choke, but with EFI technology, I would think the bike would fire up regardless of temperature.

    Anyone experience this issue, and if so, is throttle manipulation the only resolution?

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    Re: Cold Weather Start
    Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2019, 04.22 pm
    Mar 25, 2019, 04.22 pm
    I suspect you have a problem. Mine starts easily every time.
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    Re: Cold Weather Start
    Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2019, 05.07 pm
    Mar 25, 2019, 05.07 pm
    I ride to work all year long. Morning start ups in the low 30's F with no problems. Turn the key, wait for suspension to finish cycle, hit start bottom, and she purrs like a kitten. No "throttle manipulation" required. Note: when the temps really drop like to 25 degree F it cranks slow but that is more to do with low amps from a cold battery.

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    Re: Cold Weather Start
    Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2019, 07.14 pm
    Mar 25, 2019, 07.14 pm
    My 2013 doesn't care what the temperature is, it starts and high idles when it's cold for just a few seconds, then settles back to normal idle.
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    Re: Cold Weather Start
    Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2019, 08.50 pm
    Mar 25, 2019, 08.50 pm
    There are a number of Sensors that are utilised to provide optimum fuelling
    for various temperatures and conditions, including ( but not limited to ) :

      Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
      Air Intake Temperature Sensor
      Barometric Pressure Sensor

    It is possible that a fault with one of these Sensors could result in Cold Starting difficulties.

    Check to see if there any "DTC's" ( Diagnostic Trouble Codes ) that have been stored,
    which may give an indication of the problem.

    Refer to this Topic : Servicing Data, Reference Info. & DTC ( Fault ) Codes -
    Scroll to Reply #8 for information on how to display any DTC's on the Instrument Panel. 

    There is also a downloadable "Word" file at the end of that Post
    which explains the meaning of any DTC's present, and other information.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Jan 19, 2020, 06.01 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Cold Weather Start
    Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2019, 12.16 am
    Mar 27, 2019, 12.16 am
    Umami. Another thing is to keep your Trophy on a battery charger/tender at all times when not riding it. This will keep the battery at the maximum charge for trouble free starts.  :158:
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    Re: Cold Weather Start
    Reply #6 on: Mar 27, 2019, 02.49 am
    Mar 27, 2019, 02.49 am
    Have to agree you might have an issue.  I have hit the starter and fired it up in temps down in to the teens with no throttle manipulation or long cranks.
    Year round rider here!