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I have a 2012 Honda Goldwing Trike, occasionally the bike will not start, after a short wait it will start,at least 5 minutes ,With the fuel injection system i did not think the engine was flooded, Issue is rare but has happen twice in the last month. Thanks for any information
 

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Hi yes, Starter is turning over engine with no trouble, no firing, wait a period of time, varies, and it will start. there is no temperature issue, checked kickstand and kill switch at handlebar and all seems normal. Thanks trikeman
 

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First thing to check is the battery connections. Make sure they are clean and tight. Next is the battery itself. A weak battery will crank the engine but not deliver enough power to the ECM. You can test it with a voltmeter connected tot he battery. The voltage should be above 10.5 volts while cranking. To test it, hold the throttle wide open and crank the engine. With the throttle full open, the bike will not start and it gives you a good indication of the voltage.
As far as the kickstand and kill switch, the bike will not even crank if either is bad.
 
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