YZF R1 cold start problem.
Nick I was wondering if you could help me? I bought a 2012 R1 in the summer of this year from a dealer. It look as if the bike had been modified before the deal had sold it to me anyway the dealer put the bike back to stock I had no problems with starting the bike. Now the winter months is here my bike takes a considerable amount of effort out of the battery back firing and sometimes spluttering from somewhere near the air box. When I first bought the bike the thing I done was to decat and change the cans and install smog off blanks and install a power commander 5. I took the bike to HM racing for them to put a custom map into the power commander the guys there told me that the ecu has been flashed. When the guys rode my bike they said they notice pinking when pulling off in first gear they also said there was very little engine break which was probably down to ecu flashing. I need to establish why my bike is having problems starting on these cold mornings could you be of assistance to solve this problem? And by the way congratulations on your wife pregnancy