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May 11

Posts: 8

theredmonkey says:

Bike will not start when hot?


Just looking for some advice, I,ve just changed the oil & filter on my 1998 gsf600 Bandit, and now it wont start when hot. Starts fine when cold, but once run and is hot sounds like there is no spark, tryed to bump start but nothing, then gave the starter one last go and she started first touch.

Does any one have any ideas what the problem might be?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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Aug 02

Posts: 3284

eatcs01 says:

Bandit non starter

Does it backfire at all when trying to start it when it's hot??

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Mar 09

Posts: 8997

jaffa90 says:

no hot start

From what you say you have very tight valve clearances which can cause poor hot starting.

What make, type (10/40 20/50) of MOTORCYCLE OIL did you use?

Are you any good at speeding up this shite sorry site?

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Sep 07

Posts: 2856

James600zx says:

Pick-up coil.

Also possibly the pick-up coil (aka crankshaft position sensor), perhaps? Classically plays up when broken, but only when hot.

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Oct 05

Posts: 3227

I concurr

either faulty coils or tight valve clearances  bet my fukking bottom dollar tight valve clearences all good advice you have had so far

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Oct 05

Posts: 3227

also could be

shit in the carbs .....take em of and clean the float bowls out

trust me even a small amount of rust or sediment in the bottom will cause similair problems soon as you ride the bike all the sediment just floats about and blocks the jets untill the bike rests for a bit and it all drops to  the bottom of the float bowls

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Jun 12

Posts: 340

Meatbingo says:


All good advice so far but I've experienced difficult hot starting when the choke has been a bit sticky....worth a look.

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