WR 426 very hard starting


5 replies to this topic
  • drive805

Posted December 18, 2006 - 12:48 AM

#1

Help the last 3 times i have had the bike out it has taken minimum of 10 minutes to start the filter is clean and the plug looks good the last straw is i took it out for a short morning ride to DWF and kicked the beast for 10 minutes then tried to push it then kicked it for another 5+ before it finally started is there something else i should look at i almost loaded it back in the truck it acts like its going to start just never starts also if i leave the fuel on it starts coming out of the overflow tube when i am kicking it help anyone please!!!

  • Seabass

Posted December 18, 2006 - 06:57 AM

#2

It's either time for a valve adjustment, your pilot jet is clogged, or your float is sticking. It sounds like a good time to clean your carb.

  • bigdrtrdr

Posted December 18, 2006 - 07:00 AM

#3

Sounds like the float bowl needle and seet are leaking and may be causing it to flood with excess fuel.
Time for a carb service. Its not that hard, Takes an hour or two.

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  • GCannon

Posted December 18, 2006 - 09:02 AM

#4

Clean the Carb and check the valve adjustment.
When you are in the carb set the float level alittle lower I belive that the spring in the needle gets soft or looses some tension and that is how the bowl will flood I have had this happen . Search and you will see many people have had this problem. If the needle tip looks bad get a new one if it looks clean (no marks) set the float level alittle lower this will increase the pressure on the needle.

  • GCannon

Posted December 18, 2006 - 09:04 AM

#5

BTW there is a Float Bowl Drain Screw (allen) on the left lowest part of the float bowl use it to drain the carb after every ride and you wont have this problem again.

  • drive805

Posted December 18, 2006 - 10:11 PM

#6

thanks all i will clean and re-adjust the carb and check the valves ...
i will let you know what i find out
and i was told about draining the carb after riding so i will start doing that too thanks again...




 
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