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there is no crank at all, what happens is as follows.the problem only occurs in winter, when the temperature drops to near freezing the net effect of turning on the ignition is that all the lights, come up as normal, the speedo needle sweeps as normal but the pressing the ignition switch produces nothing, no crank as a low battery, no clicks zero. as mentioned other Honda owners have experienced this around the world, there is even a YouTube video showing exactly what happens when it's cold, the bike has had one service and is in all fairness due another I think 15000ml (approx.) 4 years from new owned the service was the usual, plug, oil, filter check, brakes, etc.consensus among other owners of PCX's is that the Gel battery fails to pass electric current when chilled (net research seems to back this up) There is a story doing the rounds on Honda forums that replacing the spark plug remedies the problem but I can't see how that would make a difference if it's down to the battery's fall off in performance when winter temperatures prevail
this is exactly what mine does
can I ask one quick question in relation to this, does this fault get worse in the cold weather?
it only happens when it's cold, I'll give it a go though :)