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The last couple times I started up the scr, it starts, struggles for a couple of seconds, and then stalls out, but if I try it again, it runs like normal. It makes me think valve adjustment, but I only have 2500 miles, and I can't imagine it needs that already. Anyone else have this issue?
 

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The last couple times I started up the scr, it starts, struggles for a couple of seconds, and then stalls out, but if I try it again, it runs like normal. It makes me think valve adjustment, but I only have 2500 miles, and I can't imagine it needs that already. Anyone else have this issue?
Mine was close to stalling long ago but I bumped up my idle rpm just a touch and the problem went away. It also used to stumble a bit when you first open the throttle. That went away too. Can’t tell what its set at since I don’t have a tach, but it sounds right to me. I also adjusted a lot of free play out of my throttle. It had way too much slop for my liking.
 

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The last couple times I started up the scr, it starts, struggles for a couple of seconds, and then stalls out, but if I try it again, it runs like normal. It makes me think valve adjustment, but I only have 2500 miles, and I can't imagine it needs that already. Anyone else have this issue?
You don’t shut off your bike after a ride with the kill switch, do you? I know this is the preferred method of Harley riders, and indeed I think the Harley manuals tell you to do so…..I know I’ve certainly used this method when I’ve had Harleys.

However, on the odd occasion the old muscle memory has kicked in, and I’ve done it on the SCR, there has been occasions when it’s been slightly reluctant to start next time. The reason? If the kill switch is in the ‘off’ position the next time you turn the bike on with the key, the fuel pump doesn’t prime, and if you then go to ‘fire’ the bike, nor has it had time to prime, either. The solution? Make sure the kill switch is in the ‘run’ position the next time you turn the bike on with the key - you’ll hear the fuel pump prime then, too.

Of course, you may not be shutting off with the kill switch at all, in which case I’ve just wasted 10 minutes…..:ROFLMAO:

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Sparkplug change NGK IRIDIUM IX CPR7EAIX-9 gives a very smooth engine run. :)
Can confirm. Switching to iridium spark plugs on any motorcycle will make starting a bit smoother. Or you can live with it. My SCR would start/stall on really humid days but fire right up after a second hit on the ignition switch. I wouldn't worry about it, honestly.

What you SHOULD worry about are those stock footpegs if you still have them. For the love of your shins, please replace them!
 

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You SHOULD worry about are those stock footpegs if you still have them. For the love of your shins, please replace them!
For what it's worth, I discovered that aftermarket, replacement footpegs for a Yamaha FJR1300 will fit perfect on an SCR. I ordered inexpensive footpegs from eBay for a 2008 FJR1300 and they fit perfect.
 
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