Hard Starting issues

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by nrs2420, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. nrs2420

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    I'm having a problem with hard starting after fueling up or after a short break. The bike is a 2010 FXDWG with Stage 1 done. Has the power commander. Sometimes it starts fine, sometimes it will crank over 2 or 3 times, but I'm most worried about it cranking 8 times then it will fire and today I let it crank 13 times before I let go, I'm sure it would have kept going as long as I held it. Most of the time if I let it sit for a second after the hard cranking it will start fine with the next push of the button. Also it will start fine if I don't let it run the diagnostics in the beginning and start it while the fuel pump is running.

    I really don't want to take it to the dealership, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Sounds like a fuel problem, I would have the Dealer fix it under warranty JMO
     
  3. Hoople

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    I agree with Jack. Sounds like it has too much fuel at the cranking & low RPM range. Engine starting better if you crank before the pump builds up it's final pressure indicates to me you have too much fuel.
     
  4. nrs2420

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    Darn, was hoping I didn't have to take it there. Guess I'll make the appointment.
     
  5. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    Carefull that they dont give you grief about warranty with having the power commander on their :s
     
  6. hogrotten

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    have you tried disconecting the power commander and starting it?,just an idea!
     
  7. dcfatboy

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    Would too much fuel in the same circumstance cause what appears to be a compression-like issue when I push the start button? I stop and then press the button again, it starts right up.
     
  8. nrs2420

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    I don't even know how to go about doing that. They installed it all when I bought it, but maybe I'll give it a look.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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    If the cylinders were flooding with fuel maybe starting to hydro lock, but that is reaching IMO
     
  10. nrs2420

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    It doesn't sound like it is straining when it's cranking, just like it's not getting fuel or spark