Just bought, can't start! Help!
Posted October 06, 2001 - 03:30 AM
Posted October 06, 2001 - 03:47 AM
Posted October 06, 2001 - 03:47 AM
ps, if you search the posts for 'starting', you'll probably come up with a ton of other ways people use to start them.
Posted October 06, 2001 - 12:08 PM
01' WR426,YZ timing,EMP #2,#48Pilot,#100PAJ,#172 Main,BK mod,stock pipe-no baffle, open airbox,Gray-Wire Pulled,K&N Filter, throttle stop mod,CA Street Legal,Pure SuperMotard 17 in. wheels, 15/46 gears,ProTaper bars,
Posted October 06, 2001 - 01:13 PM
no, no, no your wrong! it's far worse than that!
i'm afraid that the lips on the piston will have lost their suction. you know the pwa! the engine will now be easy to kick over and this is proof that the lips have lost it and therefore as such i have to tell you that the bike NEEDS A COMPLETE ENGINE REBUILD!
unfortunately yamaha won't supply new lips alone so you need A WHOLE NEW ENGINE and the bike is so new that you can't get this model engine yet so i think what i'm saying here is that YOU NEED A NEW BIKE!!!
Posted October 06, 2001 - 03:20 PM
2. Lay the bike on its side, so the rest of the gas drains out of the carb. Pick it back up!
3. Kick it about 50 times or more with the hot start AND the compression release open.
4. Try the normal hot starting set-up.
5. If that fails, then turn on the gas and choke with hot start off.
6. If it still won't start, then take off the tank and pull the plug and install a new one and start it up like it was cold. Since it now is!
Mark...00 426 w/plates,and $4000.00 of other attachments!
Posted October 06, 2001 - 04:16 PM
Posted October 07, 2001 - 10:44 AM
hard these yammies are to start , a ktm
with the button is looking better and better
when the time comes to retire the mighty xr !
Posted October 07, 2001 - 10:46 AM
go to your buddy's house (presuming your bike is still marooned there.)
point it at him until he gets it started.
when started, shoot him in the right hand.
you will never have this problem again
Airbox Lid - gone
Throttle Stop - shorty!
Plastics/Tank/Seat - One Industries
Posted October 07, 2001 - 10:51 AM
Posted October 07, 2001 - 02:32 PM
The misconception/reputation for being difficult to start is tough to shake. For the riders that don't know how to start these bikes, it is tough. Once the regimen is understood, these bikes are very easy to start, AS EVERYONE finds out.
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, Mobil 1 15W-50.
Posted October 07, 2001 - 03:10 PM
Anyway, just because a thumper requires a little more finesse to get going then a 2 smoker, doesnt mean their hard to start.
(Is it just me, or is a starting drill worth it compared with spooge and premix? I thought so)
- Just so everyone knows, I am bajagod, but for whatever reason this BB seems to decide that the Bajagod nick does not exist for short periods of time. So i'll be using this for awhile
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Posted October 07, 2001 - 04:50 PM
if it's any consolation, my bike wouldn't start @ all right out of the box either. rather than fool around, i brought it back to the dealer & THEY couldn't start it. they changed the plug & tweaked the fuel screw & that made it only ever so slightly easier. then, with some help from the forum (jetting charts) & another 4-stroke pilot, i got the jetting dialed in. after you get that correct, you'll not have a problem. Kevin is right; the starting maladies are hard to live down, but now mine cranks up 1st or 2nd kick even after sitting for 2-3 weeks. i never use the choke (1 twist if the throttle only) & hardly ever use the hot start button unless the bike somehow (???) finds it way on its side... bobwombat
Posted October 08, 2001 - 07:25 AM
Posted October 08, 2001 - 09:47 PM
This of course is based on my limited experiences. My brother and I just started riding brand new dirt bikes about 6 months ago. I got a WR250F and he got an XR250. I am absolutely convinced that this is not a Yamaha thumper issue. My brother's experiences have been virtually identical to mine. He does still have some trouble with starting procedure and often I can light his bike very quickly after he has attempted repeatedly. What I have found is that if I can not quickly determine if hotstart is needed and/or get the chamber cleared if needed and get it all sorted out within about 6 to 8 kicks, then there is a jetting problem (or possibly a wet plug from too many "improper" starting attempts). When either of our bikes seem to be jetted properly, they light pretty quickly under any circumstance (cold start, stalled bike, upside down bike, etc.). When jetting is off a bit, 20 minute starting rituals become the rule more than the exception.
Again, I'm a newbie and I could be wrong. But, it seems like the more successful I am at getting the bikes jetted correctly for the riding conditions, the more the hard starting issues tend to disappear.