05 crf250r hard start after its warm

Alright guys i have an o5 crf250r that i just bought- I havent torn into the carb yet. but it has a stock cam stock head and a white bros. slip on exhaust and a twin air filter. Im riding between 500-700 ft abotu sea level. and running it on BP 93 oct. The bike runs great and plug looks good. But when i shut the bike off myself it startes right back up within just 1-3 kicks. BUt when i dump it over or stall the bike i might be kicking it for 5 min plus. is there anything i can do to help the bike start easier.

(ie. bump up my pilot jet or leak jet)

I would like to know what you guys have done to your carbs to make the bike start easier for you.

thanks alot

mark k.

Hard starting when hoty is too rich on the pilot fuel screw. Leak jet is for the AP and operates when opening the throttle only. You are probably just too rich on the fuel screw.

Remember, the fuel screw and pilot jet are for idle only. Set for a perfect hot idle and leave it alone. Do not attempt to tweak this circuit t compensate for another misadjusted one.

Fuel Screw/Pilot Jet

Fuel screw settings in the 'book' are recommended starting points. Every bike is different, as is the temp and altitude. Set the screw according to this method. Do it with the bike fully heated up.

Gently turn the screw all the way in. Now back it out two turns. Start the bike and fully warm it up, go for a 10 minute ride. Set the idle to speed to 1,500~1,800 RPM as best you can (I know, without a tach this is tough, just set it to were it idles relatively smoothly). Once warmed, slow the idle to the lowest possible speed.

*** When turning the fuel screw, keep an accurate 'count' of the amount you are turning it and record it in case you have to reset it for some reason. Makes life easier when you can just set it from notes Vs. going through the procedure again.***

Turn the screw in until the idle becomes rough or the bike stalls.

if it stalled, open the screw about 1/4 more turn. Restart it and slowly screw it in till you can just perceive a change.

If the screw can be turned all the way in and the bike still idles perfectly and does not stall, then you need to go down a size in pilot jet.

Now very slowly, open the fuel screw till the idle is smooth. Blip the throttle, let the bike return to an idle, wait say ten seconds. Confirm it is the same smooth idle.

If the screw has to be opened more than 3 turns to get a smooth idle, you need to go up a size in pilot jet.

If you find it does not stall with the larger jet but has to be open more than three turns with the smaller pilot jet, put the larger one in and set the fuel screw at 1/2 turn.

If the idle speed increased, adjust the idle speed knob to return the bike to a real slow idle speed. You must then re-visit the fuel screw. Keep doing this till the fuel screw is opened just enough to provide a nice steady idle at the lowest possible RPM. Once this is done, increase the idle speed to the normal one for your bike, typically about 1,800 rpm, but go by the spec in your manual.

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