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Nouvo sx won't start with kick starter

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Out of curiosity i just tried kickstarting my SX for the first time. Yes, its not easy, i had to kick it 8-10 times, then it started (without pulling any brakes). The kickstarter on the SX (and the Elegance) is sure nothing for everyday use smile.png

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The rear brake shouldn't make any difference as the clutch is disengaged.

Apply the front brake and give it some thrutch. Some ignition systems require a minimum cranking speed?

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Unclear from OP:

Is bike on center stand?

As I remember (I'm not home where the bike is) the center stand is in the way of the kickstart lever when folded up. So, the bike has to be up on the center stand in order to operate the kickstarter.

papa al:

did you try kickstarting your SX?

Also not home.

Out of town until Wed.

Will apprise.

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Got the same with my Nouvo Elegance.

Battery is flat/dead, but kickstart just wont do it.

Tried to charge the battery in the BikeShop (2-3 hours) and started without a problem.

Only after 2 rides the bike again did not want to start.

I presume it is time for a new battery anyway after 3.5 years?

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Okay, E-started SX and went to breakfast.

After that I tried to kick start, (~12 kicks) but no go.

<deleted> Maynard!

Unless somebody here can figure out what's happening, I guess I'll take into Mityon repair station later this week.

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Got the same with my Nouvo Elegance.

Battery is flat/dead, but kickstart just wont do it.

Tried to charge the battery in the BikeShop (2-3 hours) and started without a problem.

Only after 2 rides the bike again did not want to start.

I presume it is time for a new battery anyway after 3.5 years?

Yep, after 3.5 years you could do nothing wrong with changing the battery :)

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Tried kickstarting SX again today but despite my best taekwando kiyups, no go.

The lot attendants thought it was pretty funny.

I'm guessing the thing is just not spinning fast enough.

I love Yamaha since 1967, ( I even have Yamaha guitar) but something is amiss here.

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Mio 125i, same engine as SX and very hard (but not impossible) to start via kickstart.

But much easier if you wear real shoes.biggrin.png

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Ok.

Put on center stand and kicked twice with key off then switched on and started @1st kick.

????????facepalm.gif

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Ok.

Put on center stand and kicked twice with key off then switched on and started @1st kick.

????????facepalm.gif

I'm pretty sure it always has to be put on the centre stand when kickstarting. Of course ignition must be on and the brake lever pulled in. If you haven't been doing this then perhaps it's the reason you haven't been able to start it before.

I don't have a Nouvo but I do have a Honda Airblade. The battery died, and I had to kickstart it every morning before I could be bothered to go and buy a new battery, so I have had a lot of practice in this.

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Ok.

Put on center stand and kicked twice with key off then switched on and started @1st kick.

????????facepalm.gif

ALRIGHT !! INNOVATION !!

I will try that method tomorrow.

If it works I will contact Yamaha Corporation and suggest that they add those instructions to their owners manual.

(brake lever does not need to be pulled when kick starting,, only when electric starting)

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Maybe it is a Yamaha thing.

Today, NEW battery and teunup, 550 Baht, starts and drives like a VIRGIN (in Thailand)

Even the kickstart works with the new battery/teunup, Yamaha, Elegance, blue/grey

GOOD MB for sale, bike box shopping on the back, 6700KM, 4- years old, Pattaya, make me an offer before I put it on Bahtstop.com

farang owned, tomorrow on bahtstop and TV ads, or just PM me

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Ok.

Put on center stand and kicked twice with key off then switched on and started @1st kick.

????????facepalm.gif

papa al

I tried your method this evening AND IT WORKED !

Talk about bazaar and weird.

Cold engine, two kicks with ignition off, turned on ignition, one kick and it started.

Turned it off, turned ignition back on, kicked it over four or five times, wouldn't start.

Turned off ignition, kicked 2 times, turned on ignition, kicked once, started right up.

When I have time I will try just one kick with ignition off,,, then see if it will start right up with one kick with ig on....

If anyone else has a Nouvo SX 125i or Mio 125i,,, give this a try and report back. It would be interesting to know if it really works on more of these model bikes.

Hey al ,, I don't know what prompted you to try it that way,, but I am glad you did.

Thanks very much.

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Ok.

Put on center stand and kicked twice with key off then switched on and started @1st kick.

????????facepalm.gif

papa al

I tried your method this evening AND IT WORKED !

Talk about bazaar and weird.

Cold engine, two kicks with ignition off, turned on ignition, one kick and it started.

Turned it off, turned ignition back on, kicked it over four or five times, wouldn't start.

Turned off ignition, kicked 2 times, turned on ignition, kicked once, started right up.

When I have time I will try just one kick with ignition off,,, then see if it will start right up with one kick with ig on....

If anyone else has a Nouvo SX 125i or Mio 125i,,, give this a try and report back. It would be interesting to know if it really works on more of these model bikes.

Hey al ,, I don't know what prompted you to try it that way,, but I am glad you did.

Thanks very much.

Maybe I'm a genius or maybe I spaced out and accidentally left key off, then a friend pointed it out.

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Ok.

Put on center stand and kicked twice with key off then switched on and started @1st kick.

????????facepalm.gif

papa al

I tried your method this evening AND IT WORKED !

Talk about bazaar and weird.

Cold engine, two kicks with ignition off, turned on ignition, one kick and it started.

Turned it off, turned ignition back on, kicked it over four or five times, wouldn't start.

Turned off ignition, kicked 2 times, turned on ignition, kicked once, started right up.

When I have time I will try just one kick with ignition off,,, then see if it will start right up with one kick with ig on....

If anyone else has a Nouvo SX 125i or Mio 125i,,, give this a try and report back. It would be interesting to know if it really works on more of these model bikes.

Hey al ,, I don't know what prompted you to try it that way,, but I am glad you did.

Thanks very much.

Didn't work for me. Still had to kick it 5-7 times. But no real problem for me. If the battery is flat i buy a new one anyway and if the e-starter is broken i will fix it. My old Elegance never let me down, so i am confident my SX won't too.

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