01 wr426 wont start ?
Posted October 19, 2005 - 04:48 PM
Posted October 19, 2005 - 05:00 PM
Posted October 19, 2005 - 07:00 PM
How many miles on the motor? I was having a hard to start situation a while back on my WR. It turned out to be a couple of things. First off was frayed throttle cables that didn't let the slide return to it's proper place. The bike had a strange idle that I tried to tune out with the idle screw. It worked sometimes but I still knew something was wrong.
I decided to clean out the carb. That is when I discovered the frayed throttle cables. When I got the carb apart I was shocked. Very fine dirt had worked it's way into the carb settling into the bottom of the float bowl. It also had some varnish in different areas of the carb.
After I cleaned the carb and changed the throttle cable the bike started and ran like new. To this day if my bike won't start after 5 kicks there may be something wrong with her. Our trusty 426's are getting a little old these days. It may be time for a little TLC.
Posted October 21, 2005 - 08:44 PM
Posted October 22, 2005 - 08:03 AM
Posted October 23, 2005 - 04:47 AM
Mental note.....don't post before checking spark plug J/K glad you got it figured out
new plug fixed it.looks like it rusted from washing the bike a little too much. thanks for the input