I am curious does some owner from cold area like Russia can start their bikes well.
No need to be in Russia, in The Netherlands it is cold today!
Issues on my G310GS have gone!
In the past it would not start cold <10°C.
And several attempts were impossible as the startmotor did not run / stalled.
It went back to the garage two weeks ago.
After being back, the temperature was raised above 10°C and it started difficult, but it started..
Today it was below 0°C, but I could start as long as I wanted.
This was new for me. The startmotor did not stalled like before.
And after giving it a little throttle, the 310 immediately started!
Just when 10°C was reached I pulled off the throttle and the BMW was able to run for itself.
Before I was riding an G310R, to my first experience this was always a difficult starter - warm or cold.
After the first start and 'fire', it immediately stalled after releasing the start button too quickly.
The trick was to keep pressing the starter button, and at the second 'fire' it always kept running.
Today I pressed the starter button while the engine was running. And I think this is safe.
There was no noise from the starter. I have tested this especially to be sure. No need to do it a second time.
So you (they) can always press until it starts.
If it doesn't start, give it a little throttle and keep doing this to warm up te engine.
When the startmotor is stalling, the BMW dealer has to repair the machine!