Starting is ridiculous
Posted May 19, 2000 - 02:21 PM
I have looked at the starting tips and that it what I am doing. Have I missed something or should I take it back to the dealer.
Posted May 19, 2000 - 02:32 PM
Mine is generally a one kick starter hot or cold if I follow "the drill".
Chris in the Mojave
Posted May 19, 2000 - 02:54 PM
Posted May 19, 2000 - 02:57 PM
I put on Toomy T-5 pipes, (a must have pipe)
and race kit.
It sound like you need to address your jetting issues as these machines will start on one to three kicks with ease. First thing to do is to trash your existing spark plugs, then know your riding altitude, humidity, exhaust pipes used, and air filter used, fuel mixture needle posistion and finally Main jets. These are the all the important ingredients for tuning that beast we all call "Double Trouble". witout knowing your current settings of the above, it's impossible to reply an answer to your delema.
Posted May 19, 2000 - 03:02 PM
Posted May 19, 2000 - 04:59 PM
Posted May 19, 2000 - 05:34 PM
My bike takes two or three kicks when completely cold on a cold day. Other than that, rarely more than 1 kick.
Sounds like your gassing it before you kick? That'll do 'er. That's bad. Don't touch that twisty thing when the engine is not running. Also make sure your jetting is right.
Posted May 19, 2000 - 05:48 PM
'92 GSXR 7/11
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Posted May 20, 2000 - 02:34 AM
I remember a funny line on the WR in one of the mags a year ago. They said carry a hollowed out cactus with you and put it over your throttle any time you get off it to keep maroons from giving it a twist.
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.
Posted May 20, 2000 - 02:47 AM
My WR400 is so easy to start when you do it right that I can start it with no shoes on!
Posted May 20, 2000 - 02:50 PM
Posted May 21, 2000 - 06:20 AM
Any tricks on starting it first thing after a nice ride in the trailer?
99WR,WR timing,throttle stop removed,Twin Air filter,E-Series,carbon air box,Pro Tapers,front and rear lights removed
Posted May 21, 2000 - 06:44 AM
Posted May 21, 2000 - 07:52 AM
LOADING IT UP FOR A RIDE.ALSO NEVER HAVE
REPLACED THE STOCK SPARK PLUG YET THE BIKE
HAS 600 MILES ON HER.
1999 WR400 FX GRAPHICS W/T SEAT COVER ACERBIS SILVER FRONT & REAR FENDERS SIDE PANELS,PRO CIRCUIT COMPLETE PIPE,FACTORY
CONNECTION FRAME GUARDS.(THIS BITCH RIPS!)
MEMBER N.M.A. WASHINGTON STATE.
Posted May 21, 2000 - 12:58 PM
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat/brick.
Posted May 21, 2000 - 02:24 PM
When you picked up the bike, was it new or used? If the bike was run, then lift parked for some time, then the fuel in the carb will effectively turn into a jelly like residue and slightly clog the carb. So, if it was sitting there for some time with the fuel left on, then carb cleaning is required. Otherwise, forget everything I just said..