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2008 CRF250R Cold Start

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What would cause a hard start situation on an 08 CRF250R? It seems most people have hot start issues, but mine starts 1 or 2 kicks when hot, but is almost impossible to start cold. The valves were adjusted 4 rides ago, the airfilter is clean and oiled, and the jetting is set for my altitude and temp.

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do what i did by a two stroke !:cheers: nah could be your timing if not mistaken or valves mine was the same way

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If your valves and carb are in spec it could just be your starting procedure. I usually give mine about 5 or 6 twists of the throttle then turn on the choke. Dont give it any gas while your kicking. Mine usually fires in the first 5 kicks. If it fires and dies give it a couple of twists of the throttle again and kick again.

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^^^^ what he said. also if you think you flooded the bike, cause they do flood easily. Twist throttle and hold to the full position, hold kill switch in, slowly kick 5 to 6 times. then proceed to start again. thats what the manual says and works for me every time. on cold starts it says to choke it, twist throttle about 3 times, find compression stroke . and it should fire up. finding that compression stroke and kicking it all the way really helps

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If you adjust your valves your in need of new ones quick. Your valves are probably out of spec again. It happened to me last fall, adjusted the valves 2 hours of riding later they were out of specs. I just put Kibblewhites on the intakes so no more of that problem for awhile.

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Yeah, I have a 2-stroke, but ended up with this bike as a freebi. I won it in a contest last year.

I heard that once you have to adjust valves they go pretty quick. I guess I better break down and buy new ones before I grenade the engine.

Thanks guys for your help.

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