Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

05 CRF250R Hot Start Issues (oem cable too short)

Recommended Posts

So before I put up a part out ad for my 05 CRF250R I thought I'd check here.

 

And yes, I feel like a total idiot for having to ask about what should be such a simple job.

 

The last time I raced my CRF the hot start cable quit moving, I noticed a kink in the sheath right where it goes into the perch, no big deal, I'll spend $14 for a new cable and we'll be going again. I got the cable, right bike on RMA, right part # according to every other site. Upon starting it, I realized it wasn't going to be as easy and straight forward as I thought, so after removing the subframe and upper shock bolt, I got the carb to where I could pull the cable, got the plastic nut out just fine, and after pulling the cable end came out, plunger was stuck with a lot of gunk around it, so I cleaned it and blew it out with an airgun and pull the plunger out with some needle nose pliers. Now this is where the real fun starts. No matter how I put it together, 90* elbow, nut, spring, plunger, the cable won't come through the end of the plastic far enough for me to get the plunger on. After trimming a little bit off of the metal part of the elbow I managed to get that accomplished, put it all back together and its a pita to get the hot start on at the lever, and my worst fears are realized when I fire it up, the hot start is pulled open due to the cable seeming to be too short, backfiring and all sorts of fun lean stuff, I disconnected the cable at the lever and the problem goes away.

I compared the cables, they are seemingly identical
 

I feel like an idiot because this should not be complicated and I've done way bigger jobs with success, but does anyone have any input as to what might be wrong? Yes the cable is adjusted full long, adjusters close together.

 

Also, does anyone know of a pull type plunger like the choke from another bike that I could used to eliminate the cable operated one?

Never an issue with that one on my 01 WR250F ;)

Edited by off_road_4_me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The cable sleeve needs to be adjusted fully short aye, then lengthen to get the proper adjustment. Make sure it is fully seated into the recess at the lever end. You shouldnt of had to trim anything to get it on, something doesnt sound right. Are you sure you have the right part number for that year.

Edited by nzgsr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...