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Cr500 consistent Starting Procedure ?

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I recently bought a used 1989 Cr500 and sometimes the bike starts easy and other times it does not. Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you for your time Robert.

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lots of variables ...........

jetting

compression

weather

you

gas

air

etc..

my typical starting procedure for my 92 motored ALUM FRAME AFC500...

gas on

choke on

tip bike to side for 10seconds till fuel comes out over flows

3 full kicks (easy just push thru kicks/primer kicks)

kickstart to top of stroke

one/two solid FULL FAST HARD KICKS and she will fire off in all weather

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The biggest tip is make sure the piston is at the top of its stroke, then kick it hard/fast/comple cycle with the kickstarter.

I always see people just jump on and start kicking.

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I broke my foot last weekend starting my 500 at the races, so I won't be riding for a while. Foot slipped off the kicker and hit the peg--OUCH! I'll be getting a decompression valve fitted also.

But I will say this, my bike is ultra-sensitive to jetting in regard to temperature/weather changes. That sucks, really. But when the jetting is right in regards to the weather, my bike is 1 kick, cold or hot. Let the temperature change 20 degrees, and the bike is trouble to start.

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