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so today i went for a ride on my bike. came home and cleaned it down. i checked the air filter to make sure no water had gone down into the boot (there was a few tiny spots)...

then i went to start it and it wouldnt start. had choke, no throttle

then tried with no choke, with hot start lever ect... even tried to bump start it... eventually i opend up the throttle while kicking it and it came to life after about 15 kicks or. i spent a good 30mins mucking around and was kinda pissed as to why it would take so long?

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i dont think so buddy. i changed the oil in it, then i tried to start it again and it maybe 10 kicks, then i gave it throttle and it started up first 2-3 kicks.

would it be a jetting issue? does it affect 4 strokes much? thanks

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when the bike is cold...u should roll the throttle 2-3 times..to prime it the carb....then kick it a couple times slowly, not intending to staart it...then kick it to the tension spot, then raise it back up then kick it hard like a 2 stroke.....but always prime it when u are turning on a cold bike....

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cheers everyone for the tips. those sites look good racer24.

its still a bitch to start when cold. im going riding tomorrow night, if it really piss's me off ill check the float level. hoping its cause im new to 4 bangers and i had shoes on :applause:

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Does it idle when its all warmed up? I had a hard time starting mine and found that the idle adjustment had backed out, so the throttle was basically fully closed. Once I re adjusted it, starting was easy again.

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Guys generally 4 stroke are real hard to start when the temps are below 45°. The best way is to richen up the pilot circuit and follow this procedure. Choke out. 3-4 easy kick (Do not start it) Prime the engine with 3 twist of the carb. Find TDC and give it full kicks. Do not touch the throttle. I generally leave it chock for a bout 30 seconds.

Erik

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As they said, starting these buggers in the cold is a real pain in the ass. If you try and to it alot, you may foul up the spark plug. Thats what happened to me, and I had to change the plug.

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cheers everyone for the tips. those sites look good racer24.

its still a bitch to start when cold. im going riding tomorrow night, if it really piss's me off ill check the float level. hoping its cause im new to 4 bangers and i had shoes on :applause:

Guys generally 4 stroke are real hard to start when the temps are below 45°. The best way is to richen up the pilot circuit and follow this procedure. Choke out. 3-4 easy kick (Do not start it) Prime the engine with 3 twist of the carb. Find TDC and give it full kicks. Do not touch the throttle. I generally leave it chock for a bout 30 seconds.

Erik

As they said, starting these buggers in the cold is a real pain in the ass. If you try and to it alot, you may foul up the spark plug. Thats what happened to me, and I had to change the plug.

Yeah how cold are we talking here? Cuz if its in the 30's or so neither of my bikes will start willingly. Usually If I need them to I will throw a tarp over them with a little heater sitting on the pegs. Let it sit for 15 minutes and it starts in 1-3 kicks. Like stated, these things are cold blooded. Try it next time, if your bike is in good running order, it will start easier.

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my 06 yzf starts easily. it can be 40 degrees outside and it starts on the first few kicks. i am amazed how good the bike will start in cold weather compared to all the other bikes i have ever owned.

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