Posted May 01, 2000 - 01:59 PM
Posted May 01, 2000 - 05:54 PM
I'm guessing you might have choked for too long or used the choke again when starting it the second time and possibly fouled the plug. But by kicking for an hour (OH MY GOD!) got lucky and somehow cleared the plug enough to get it fired up. After about 5 minutes I would have just pulled the plug and started over.
I ALWAYS do EVERYTHING possible to keep the bike from dying right after I put the choke back in to avoid this type of problem. I keep it slightly reved for a few minutes or even turn up the engine idle until it's pretty warm.
By the way, since I've gone to YZ timing, the engine is easier to start, idles better when cool, RARELY needs the hot start to get it going after it stalls or I kill the engine, and almost always starts 1st kick when warm. Am I nuts or is this everyone elses experience too?
Posted May 01, 2000 - 06:36 PM
My bike too was starting first kick last time I had her going. I was impressed.
Posted May 01, 2000 - 06:51 PM
As to coming of the choke and heading towards fouling the plug I totally agree with Bryans comment as it has been my experience that when hard to start under these circumstances it is a fouled or near fouled (ie rich) condition and using the HOT start button helps clear and start the engine.
[This message has been edited by Clark Mason (edited 05-01-2000).]
Posted May 01, 2000 - 06:57 PM
I have the handle bar mounted hot start and last time I had this problem (seemed to be starting to foul right after I turned off the choke) I slightly cracked the hot start until the plug cleared. Once the engine was warm it ran great.
Posted May 02, 2000 - 12:39 AM
When I cold start I only use the choke for about 20 seconds, as I once had the same problem. Since the 20 second routine, it has been flawless.
R o d. H. Canberra, Australia400 Thumpers Australia
Almost a 2000' WR400
Posted May 02, 2000 - 07:01 AM
Posted May 02, 2000 - 09:39 PM
Posted May 02, 2000 - 10:44 AM
Until I tried the above, nothing worked. After doing the above it was a couple of kicks. Never again will I go for "just a quick ride" and not take tools and extra spark-plug.