Hot Start Button
Posted April 28, 2001 - 02:32 AM
Posted April 29, 2001 - 07:13 PM
I installed the Terry Cable Hot Start Kit on my 00 YZ426. While it has made it much easier to get to the switch on the bars compaired to searching underneath the IMS 3.2 tank, I've found that hot starting hasn't been as reliable as when using the stock unit.
Posted April 29, 2001 - 07:36 PM
Posted April 29, 2001 - 08:30 PM
Posted April 29, 2001 - 09:06 PM
Posted April 30, 2001 - 06:48 AM
According to the instructions that came with the kit, you may have to play with position of the sensor to achieve proper results. The unit has a "Timing Mark" on it which should be at the 7 oclock position as you screw it in and tighten it down. I haven't played with that position yet. Note: I'm not quoting the Terry Cable instructions verbatim, just going from memory which is a scary thought.
I'm not saying that there's a problem with the Terry Cable kit. It's very convenient to have it up on the bars. I did have an instance where I must have accidentally bumped the hot start switch and rode for a couple of miles wondering why my bike was running like crap. Doh! My problem may be contributed to operator error, dunno. I do know that I was able to start the bike pretty easily with the stock unit, and now it's kind of hit and miss.
All in all bro I wouldn't ride without it though as my fat @ss tends to fall off the bike if I have to reach down that low. That's my 3 cents (got a pay raise).