Kick starting the WR 450
Posted June 09, 2007 - 02:59 PM
My starter does not work and I have been kicking the bike. The bike does not like to start (easily) when hot or after I have been riding with the quads (slow). Does anyone have any techniques for starting.
Posted June 09, 2007 - 04:03 PM
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Posted June 10, 2007 - 01:56 AM
You just have to find top dead center, and kick smoothly all the way.
Starts every time. Of course I have got perfect jetting though.
Don't touch the throttle at all, when hot, just hold the hot-start lever in.
Posted June 10, 2007 - 08:06 AM
Posted June 10, 2007 - 05:55 PM
I got the bike used and think it was set up lean. The usual place I ride is an old strip mine property with wide open logging roads. When I ride it there at a fast pace the bike runs perfect. In fact, I do not think it could run any better. I pulled the new plug and it looks just a tinge on the hot side. The problem is when I ride with the neighbors and their quads (slow) or when the trail gets tight and narrow. Slow again. When ridden slow this bike is a different animal. It has boiled over and spit coolant out the plastic coolant tank, it bogs down and is hard to start. I have not pulled the carb yet but have already ordered a jet kit from JD Jetting. Any suggestions are appreciated on finding a happy medium.
Thanks in advance for all your help,
Posted June 11, 2007 - 06:22 AM
Posted June 11, 2007 - 08:57 AM
When ridden slow this bike is a different animal. It has boiled over and spit coolant out the plastic coolant tank,
Buff, I think that in this situation you are running on the lean side.