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I have a 2005 CRF250X.

I have a hard time starting my bike cold.

With choke on, not with starter, not kicking. I have to push start it.

Once I have run it 10 minutes I can get it to start kicking it,

but not using starter (well sometimes, usually not).

Put a new plug in it that helped. Can barely see the spark.

Bad coil? Saw a few on ebay are the years interchangeable?

Is there someplace to by this new other than Honda dealership?

Thank you!

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Try turning up the idle. Or.... sometimes I have to twist the throttle two or three times before I hit the button when it's cold. This gives her a little shot of gas from the accelerator pump. It usualy fires right up after that.

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You may want to start by checking your valve adjustment.

Not starting cold is one of the first signs of the intake valves being too tight.

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Have you done the CCC mods and rejetted the bike or is it stock? Before you check the valves, I would answer that question first.

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Cold. Turn the fuel on, choke on, lean the bike over past 45deg for the count of 4 (fuel should dribble on your foot). 3 quick twists of the throttle and hit the button. should start right up. If it starts then dies give it a couple more twists on the throttle and try again.

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If you have not checked your valves i would do so. It takes about 30-45 min to do and costs nothing but your time.

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FYI:

Turns out it was one of the intake valves.

WAY OUT OF ADJUSTMENT!

Replaced the shim, starts and runs easy. :thumbsup:

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