Bike particulars: RE Thunderbird CDI engine (kick start only) 2004 model
Here's the problem
I start the bike using the decompression lever, no problem
I start the bike without using it, either the bike gives a major back-kick and dies/ or the bike runs perfectly for abt 500mtrs n thn dies
at both the instances, the bike just abruptly goes dead. no sputter nothing.
no amount of kicks get the bike started thn. the bike is as good as dead.
here's the weird part. I leave the bike alone for about 15minutes and start, it starts like a piece of cake in one kick without any signs of any problem
Troubleshooting done till now:
01. tuning perfect, carb checked
02. electricals ok (tried starting with bypassing the ignition switch, didnt work too)
03. spark plug ok
04. CDI running fine
05. always turning the fuel off whn i dont ride
06. engine kill switch tested n working
mechanic says thrs no connection with the decompressing bit. says tappet adjustment will solve it. i doubt it. if it was tappets, bike wouldnt have started in d first place at all, isnt it? and i chkd the tappets. the pushrods rotate properly by push of thumb. aint tight.
even if they r losr, thy wuldnt get the bike to stall isnt it?
will get tht calibrated anyways
I have a feeling thr maybe sum residue of unburnt fuel inside the chamber or so, which refuses the let engine start. maybe thts y the shut time of d engine of 15-20 mins must be letting tht choke-up subside after the stalling.
i say this because a lot of times, during decompression after the bike has stalled, the bike gives out a loud mis-firing sound and then kick starting works like breeze.
any sort of help will be greatly appreciated. thanks a ton in advance!