WR426 starting tricks?
Posted November 25, 2004 - 06:13 PM
Posted November 25, 2004 - 06:29 PM
Posted November 25, 2004 - 06:31 PM
Posted November 25, 2004 - 07:43 PM
I am buying an 01 426 and have heard from a few friends that they can be very tricky to start. Do any of you have any suggestions? What have been your experiences with kicking the thumper over?
If the bike's been rejetted for an exhaust system or for a different elevation, be very wary of giving it any throttle at all. My '02 (Dr 'D' full system & rejetted) is a pain in the a$$ to start cold if I give it ANY throttle at all!
When it's cold, it's best to start with the lean procedure, pull the choke, no throttle and kick it a few times with the decomp lever pulled in. Then find TDC, pull the decomp lever in and push the kickstarter down about 1"-2". Then release, and kick through, no lever. These pumper carbs flood the cylinder VERY easily.
When it's hot, find TDC and kick. It should fire immediately. Once you figure it out, it's no problem at all, hot or cold.
Congrats on the purchase. You're gonna be STOKED!
Posted November 25, 2004 - 08:40 PM
Posted November 26, 2004 - 12:44 AM
Pull the release??
Where the hell is that?
Posted November 26, 2004 - 02:56 AM
It's the little lever on the left hand side of the handle bar.
Don't worry it's not that hard to start once you learn the drill.
The only time I have had a hard time starting mine was when it stalled after a long water crossing.I have learned to pull both the hot start and choke in this instance.
Just make sure when you find the spot where you are ready to kick.
Give it a nice strong smooth kick,don't slap at it like a 2 stroke.
Posted November 26, 2004 - 03:49 AM
If you have to remember one advise, and I think most of TT fellows will agree with me, in the doubt, start with lean procedures going richer instead of the opposite.
For example, if you don't know if the bike is cooled down and don't know if you should use the hot start, choke or throttle.... try to start using no throttle, no choke, and hot start. Then if it does not fire up after one or two kick, close the hot start, then if it does not fire up, add the choke, then if it still does not fire up, use the throttle before kicking... this way you will never flood the bike (which is the worse thing. After a couple of weeks you will know perfectly what is your bike's preferences
Posted November 26, 2004 - 05:18 AM
Posted November 26, 2004 - 07:48 AM
Posted November 26, 2004 - 02:49 PM
Posted November 26, 2004 - 04:03 PM
Posted November 27, 2004 - 06:11 AM
I very seldom use the hot start (red button on carb).
Me too . The first atempt after dropping my bike on the trail, it never starts.
I always wondered if I used the hot start for that first kick ,if it would have started. Never pull it for the second atempt cause I know it will start and always does.
One time after sucking water into vent hoses on a long water crossing. I kicked the WR for what seemed forever.I started trying different settings like just hot start just choke and what worked was pulling both,go figure eh.
So the next time this happened I tried pulling both again, fired up first kick.
I really have to run those vents to the airbox.
Oh yes one other thing about starting a WR. Don't try starting it with running shoes on.
Posted November 27, 2004 - 07:01 AM
Posted November 27, 2004 - 07:20 AM
Posted December 01, 2004 - 03:51 PM