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Lately i have notice when enging is hot and i shut down the engine, when it cranks up its strugle a little bit then it cranks up and when it does it resets my time to 1:00, after that i can shut it off and crank it up with no problem at all, last time i did it 5 times off and on and the bike started fine, i have check and clean my battery contacts, i also check the voltage of the battery while the motor is running and it read 14.30 volts, the bikes starts fine in the mornings but if i ride the bike for 10 minutes and stop it then crank it up i get this problem. is getting very comon, i'm leaning to a bad started. What do you guys think?
 

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Got to agree here...if you have three years on a factory battery,it's time to think about a replacement.
 

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I have a Q for this post. Like old bikes and cars when they drag at hot starts. When you play with the timing you can get it to crank over right. Q is, Can you play with timing to fix something like his problem?
 

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yea sounds like a battery issue...when u need one come see me at napa in sebring ill hook u up!
 

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My friends and I were on a ride last week. The weather was in the low 90s.My nine and my friends Harley both did it a couple of times. I think they get vapor lock when the engine and temp outside is hot. Just my 2 cents. If it makes any sense!!:dontknow:
 

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My friends and I were on a ride last week. The weather was in the low 90s.My nine and my friends Harley both did it a couple of times. I think they get vapor lock when the engine and temp outside is hot. Just my 2 cents. If it makes any sense!!:dontknow:
Not vapor lock, with 43 lbs of fuel pressure that will push any vapor out of the lines.
 

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I had a similar problem , took months to figure it out.
Cleaned the engine end of the Earth strap thoroughly and problem gone.

Try That ,

Regards Gez.
 

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Battery

While it's common for bikes to struggle to turn over that first revolution when hot, the clock resetting itself means it's time for a new battery. It will only get worse as summer heats up.
Even my new Gman battery does it sometimes, but the clock stays set.
I should check my ground connection as others have mentioned.
 

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Joel if you follow the negative batter cable to wherever it attaches to the frame...that will be were to disconnect and sand the attaching area of any dirt/grease/ or paint. If you add a swipe of dielectric grease to the area before you reattach it...it won't hurt either. I would have to look at the service manual to see if there is an engine wire...maybe it's around the starter motor...I'll look tonight if no one chimes in sooner.
 
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