Purchased my bike new 3/05 have had trouble starting it since. There is prob. 25-30 hours on this bike.
Initial problem: Took a lot of kicking to get is started after it shut off. Obviously the engine was hot, however so was my buddies YZF250. His starts with one kick. Between the two of us and another guy we finally get the damn thing started (30 minutes later). This happens on multiple occasions over the next few months and I am disgusted.
Supposed solution: Last Summer took to my local dealer. Tells me 4 strokes can be difficult. (Funny he left that out when I was shopping for the bike). Suggest that since I am short (5'6), I should use longer stroke to kick over. Service guy re-jets carb says it was too lean. New plug and $100 later it starts great cold.
Next three rides: Take long stroke, w/ piston top dead center, bike starts like a champ. I ride for approx 20-30 minutes. Shut off for approx. 30 minutes, to drink some water and take a whiz. Try to start the bike, won't start. Long stroke, top dead center, use hot start lever, all that jazz. Kick until I fall over. Won't start. This bike is practically new and well maintained and all I have now is a $5700 pain in the a$$.
Does anyone have a suggestion? Has anyone had similar problems?
I need help because I am about to throw this damn thing off of an overpass.