Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ft Collins, Colorado
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Rougher start with a new bike?
Hello all. I have around 260 miles on my 2012 Versys so far. It's the first new motorcycle I've owned, so the first time I've had to break one in and all. My question is: Does a new motorcycle start more roughly at first?
I would think I'm mostly past the break-in point where that might be an issue. I have to keep my finger on the starter button for a good bit longer than I had to with my 2008 Versys (R.I.P.), which I bought when it was already at 4K miles, and which used to instantly start the second my finger came near the starter button. With the 2012 I'm finding myself pushing the button two or three times sometimes and holding it down longer than I'm used to, unless I had just shut it off very recently. Granted, it has been pretty cold around here lately. One of the mornings I rode in to work was below 20* F, but I rode the 2008 in the same conditions without ever experiencing this issue. I just did the first oil change and switched to synthetic so I was hoping this issue would disappear, but it hasn't yet. Any insight into this issue? I shouldn't have read all the threads and articles about breaking the bike in - now I'm paranoid I did something wrong! Thanks.