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04 CRF250 will only kick up with a specific sequence

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Hi, 

 

Ive had trouble kicking my 250 from cold and thought it was the valves, but they are fine. The bike bumps really easy, and I have now learnt how to kick it using a certain method;

 

petrol and choke on,

kick the bike over a few times,

find top dead centre when the cam clicks

pull the throttle a few times to fuel the carb

and then kick!

 

the bike will 7/10 start this way.

 

 

Can anybody tell me what seems to be wrong with the setup, is there anything a can alter for the bike to start easy?

 

I have read alot of threads saying there is just a certain nack to kicking them- but surely it shouldnt be that complicated??

 

 

Cheers!!

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Mine likes chokes on. Four blips of throttle and top of cam tink. Starts on second or third kick cold.

 

 

exactly what i do.  starts first or second kick.  but every now and then it wont start for me in the beginning of the day and ill have to bump it

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Same with mine, and it absolutely needs new gas in it if you don't want to be out for an hour trying to start it.

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Surely its not right for them to have to be kicked like this though. I have read somewhere people grinding the auto-decompression cam down which is meant to help it start. You would have thought Honda would have designed it to kick up easy enough ey!

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This is what my manual says.

 

1. Turn the fuel valve on.

2. Shift the transmission into neutral.

3. If below 95*F, pull the choke knob.

4. If below 32*F, open the throttle two or three times.

5. With the throttle fully closed, kick the bike over with a rapid, continuous motion. Do not open the throttle or you will flood the engine.

6. Push in choke knob after one minute.

 

I and most everyone I know does step number 4 no matter what.

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