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Hi all. Have it happened to you that your G310 did not start easily, especially when cold?
It is happening to me quite often. Today i had to crank 3times and the engine didnt even pop. Then i tried to start it with open throttle and it finally fired up..
 

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I'm still waiting for the GS so can't help you there, but I have heard of people adjusting the choke depending on how cold it is.
 

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I'm still waiting for the GS so can't help you there, but I have heard of people adjusting the choke depending on how cold it is.
Choke? No. These bikes are fuel injected. Temperature is monitored by the system which adapts mixture delivery accordingly, not something meant for the user to fiddle with.
 

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Sounds like a possible clogged fuel line or fuel filter. Also check the air filter. You need the triangle of ignition..... Fuel, Air. and Spark, any limiting of the 3 can cause that type of problem. Fuel sensor, air / O2 sensor, fouled plug. When you say cold weather how cold are we talking in F please my computational skills are crap with metric system and C. ?
 

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Don't look for complex problems. If there is a problem, it will probably be something simple on a new bike and easy to put right at the dealer. As it is a new bike under warranty, take it back to the dealer as messing with it could invalidate the warranty. Worth checking that the battery connections are tight before you take it to the dealer though as slack battery connections can confuse the bikes computer.
 

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Had my bike for a month now and the same happened to me on few occasions, once I had to crank engine for about 45 seconds (not healthy for your starter motor), but sorted now. I bought 99 ron tesco mementum fuel and did not have problem since, it takes 3/4 engine turns and fires up without smallest problem.
 

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just remember these bikes are not meant to be using the cheapo gas, spend the few extra pennies, it does make a diff. and most euro vehicles are not designed for alcohol mixed fuels either.
 

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Very true that, what I used before was fuel from local scrapyard, was free so I took it. I imagine if kept running my bike on it, it would cause o2, catalyst problems sooner then needed. G310 is very fuel efficient and I just bang my head - what was I thinking.>:)
 

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I had a cold start issue initially, when the bike was in the first 100km and still had the petrol from the dealership, no such issue after I started using 98ron.
 

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Hello there!

This is My experience with the G310R so far. It as been a three weeks and My first service today.

The below information are an exert from My post/review of the bike.I thought I will share it with You, sorry if I can't help more.


The Ignition, no problems for me there, no mis start issue so far. I may add that's the engine temperatures never went below 26°C or 78.8°F so far, this may be the reason?
 

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I know some people here have recommended using 98 octane fuel to avoid this problem. But here in Colombia the best fuel that I can get is 92 octane, is there any other suggestion for this cold start problem?
Sometimes it takes me 5 attempts and a little bit of throttle in order for the bike to start in cold mornings.
 

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I know some people here have recommended using 98 octane fuel to avoid this problem. But here in Colombia the best fuel that I can get is 92 octane, is there any other suggestion for this cold start problem?
Sometimes it takes me 5 attempts and a little bit of throttle in order for the bike to start in cold mornings.
How cold are these cold mornings you are having? This week we had days at 9 Celcius (48 F) here (eastern Canada) and bike started without hesitation. Not normal having to twist the throttle to start. As other suggested I would visit the dealer to troubleshoot.
 

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I know some people here have recommended using 98 octane fuel to avoid this problem. But here in Colombia the best fuel that I can get is 92 octane, is there any other suggestion for this cold start problem?
Sometimes it takes me 5 attempts and a little bit of throttle in order for the bike to start in cold mornings.
How cold are these cold mornings you are having? This week we had days at 9 Celcius (48 F) here (eastern Canada) and bike started without hesitation. Not normal having to twist the throttle to start. As other suggested I would visit the dealer to troubleshoot.
Temperatures are around the same 8°-10° C in the morning. What fuel are you using?
I hope I don't have to take it to the dealer, the wait is very long for any revision.
 

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Temperatures are around the same 8°-10° C in the morning. What fuel are you using?
I hope I don't have to take it to the dealer, the wait is very long for any revision.
I'm using 91 (RM/2 index, so equivalent of 95 where RON index is used - not sure what Columbia uses).
I'm pretty confident using even down to 87 RM/2 (91 RON) would not cause me a starting issue.
Unless the fuel quality in Columbia is really really bad, the problem must be somewhere else.
It's not likely you are doing something wrong but that there is something wrong with the bike. The bike is fuel injected with sensors calculating the proper mixture to provide according to various factors including air temperature, so you should not as the user have to fiddle with anything for it to start easily, thus the suggestion to have the dealer look into it.
 

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I'm using 91 (RM/2 index, so equivalent of 95 where RON index is used - not sure what Columbia uses).
I'm pretty confident using even down to 87 RM/2 (91 RON) would not cause me a starting issue.
Unless the fuel quality in Columbia is really really bad, the problem must be somewhere else.
It's not likely you are doing something wrong but that there is something wrong with the bike. The bike is fuel injected with sensors calculating the proper mixture to provide according to various factors including air temperature, so you should not as the user have to fiddle with anything for it to start easily, thus the suggestion to have the dealer look into it.
I had no idea that there are different index to measure fuel octan, after looking up, the gasoline I'm using is 95 RON. However my research also tells me that the fuel quality in my country is one of the worse in the world(go figure :frown2:), so I guess there's not a lot I can do.
I'll pass to the dealer anyway and see what they come up with, thanks for all your help!

P.D: It's "Colombia", not "Columbia", by the way.:wink2:
 

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I'm using 91 (RM/2 index, so equivalent of 95 where RON index is used - not sure what Columbia uses).
I'm pretty confident using even down to 87 RM/2 (91 RON) would not cause me a starting issue.
Unless the fuel quality in Columbia is really really bad, the problem must be somewhere else.
It's not likely you are doing something wrong but that there is something wrong with the bike. The bike is fuel injected with sensors calculating the proper mixture to provide according to various factors including air temperature, so you should not as the user have to fiddle with anything for it to start easily, thus the suggestion to have the dealer look into it.
I had no idea that there are different index to measure fuel octane. Upon research I found that the fuel I'm using is 95 RON as well. However, I also found out that the fuel quality in my country is one of the worst in the world, so not really much I can do in that regard. I'll go to the dealer and see what they come up with to fix this issue.
Thanks for your help!

P.D: It's "Colombia", not "Columbia" :wink2:
 

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Same problem... Here, in Chile, the temperature varies from 0° C to 9°C, and is very difficult start the motorcycle... dealer have no idea about the problem...
 

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I agree ... the morning temperatures here are now <10' C and cold starting has become a problem. 1st service next week (1000kms) so maybe the dealer can fix / suggest a cure.
Although from what I've read I don't hold out much hope.
Seems we need a EFI re-map to adjust for the colder climate(s).
 
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