04 450 Starting Question

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  • JJwinston

Posted June 09, 2004 - 04:37 AM


I have gotten my new 450 broken in now, and only have one complaint. On my 00 426, I rarely ever needed to use the hot start. Only if I really crashed, or stalled it hard would I need to use it. With the 450, it seems anytime I have ridden and stopped for a while, I need to use the hot start. I have tried playing with the mixture screw a bit (stock was 1 3/4 out) but doesn't seem to have much of an affect. Are others experiencing this? The bike runs strong all over, no signs of a jetting issue.

  • squad56

Posted June 09, 2004 - 10:49 AM


i think that it is normal on these bikes. i use the hotstart every on occasions when i stop. but make sure that the piston is at tdc and kick it over and should start up on one kick. at least mine does.

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  • tzracer46

Posted June 09, 2004 - 05:07 PM


Heck J.J. That's why they put the hot start there. I found an engine for my 450. Should have it next week. Look out I'm gonna spank ya hard now!! LOL :thumbsup:

  • JJwinston

Posted June 10, 2004 - 02:56 AM


Unless that engine you found is out of an R1, good luck! :thumbsup: I hope the seller made things right with you.

Sounds like fun! Can't wait to get out to the backyard!

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