1998 BMW R 1100 RT (ABS)

1998 BMW R 1100 RT (ABS)

My BMW R1100RT is difficult to start. Must use full choke, give full throttle once and then hit the start button. It then starts just when I let go of the start button. Often it refuses to start and then there are loud explosions in the exhaust. If I try rolling downhill it starts fine. It is worse if half-warm, then it will not start whatsoever, choke or not. If warm it usually starts ok, but just when I let go of the starter button. Could the starter motor be the problem, using too much curre

Posted by BMWpingvinen on Sep 06, 2010

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1998 BMW R 1100 RT (ABS)

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The choke actually just opens the throttle bodies a little (the bike is fuel injected). Try using putting on the 'choke', then pressing the start button, but dont touch the throttle. Does it start ok? Also, when started, if you use the 'choke' does it increase the engine speed? If it does not, then you need to set it up correctly. Let us know how you get on.

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