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HELP:Cranking P220 DTSi after it has been lying idle for 2 months

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  • HELP:Cranking P220 DTSi after it has been lying idle for 2 months

    Hello all

    I own a 09 P220 dtsi (Carb) which had been lying idle at my place for 2 months as I was going to be out of town.I had stored away the battery and after returning from outstation got it charged yesterday.However, after conecting it I find that the bike just refuses to start with the electronic starter.It cranks for 4-5 seconds and then dies down.The engine did not sputter to life last night even once after half and hour of cranking at intervals.What could be the problem here?

    Is there a way to crank it after it has been lying idle for 2 months?What makes it worse is that the bike does not have a kick start or a manual choke.It has an autochoke which im not sure is very effective.What should i do to crank it?Should I try this during daytime as the cold temperatures here at night might be causing problems?

    The bike was completely covered in my covered basement parking along with my car and while my car started in 2 cranks the bike just refuses to start.What should I do now?Help

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    • #3
      Check if the fuel line hasn't clogged. Try draining the carb by opening the bottom most screw[the one on the base bowl]. Check the oil and only then try cranking. Try using the choke. Else heat the bike up by parking it in the sun for one full afternoon and then try cranking... although this may sound stupid but might work.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by octaneboost View Post
        Hello all

        I own a 09 P220 dtsi (Carb) which had been lying idle at my place for 2 months as I was going to be out of town.I had stored away the battery and after returning from outstation got it charged yesterday.However, after conecting it I find that the bike just refuses to start with the electronic starter.It cranks for 4-5 seconds and then dies down.The engine did not sputter to life last night even once after half and hour of cranking at intervals.What could be the problem here?

        Is there a way to crank it after it has been lying idle for 2 months?What makes it worse is that the bike does not have a kick start or a manual choke.It has an autochoke which im not sure is very effective.What should i do to crank it?Should I try this during daytime as the cold temperatures here at night might be causing problems?

        The bike was completely covered in my covered basement parking along with my car and while my car started in 2 cranks the bike just refuses to start.What should I do now?Help
        just remove spark plug and clean it and put it back and try self starting

        else push start. chck for oil levels and good fluid levels as well
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          Waht has carburettor got to do with this?Just curious

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          • #6
            The carb has small intricate tubes insides, valves, in which the fuel may turn into gummy substance of kept untouched for a long time. its necessary to clean the once after a long rest. Also just get the battery recharged . it should start, or push start it.
            My BiKe DoEsN't LeAk OiL, iT mArK's ItS TeRriToRy !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by octaneboost View Post
              Waht has carburettor got to do with this?Just curious
              Fuel is supplied to the engine by the carburettor. And since your bike was standing idle for 2 months there is a chance that the fine holes for fuel flow inside the carb may get clogged.

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