98 WR400 very hard to start hot, T or F?
Posted July 10, 2000 - 08:12 PM
Posted July 10, 2000 - 09:10 PM
When jetted RIGHT, the bike should start effortlessly, hot or cold. You must also use a strict starting procedure. A proud ex-motocrossing buddy of mine tried to start my WR a couple of weeks ago. I tried to tell him how to start it, but he refused to listen. He kicked and kicked, but eventually did start it. While riding it he fell over. Then the whole thing started all over again, but he had to use the hot start button this time.
There is a fuel screw on the underside of the float bowl that makes starting it easy or difficult. Once dialed in, the bike does start in 1 or 2 kicks for me.
There are quite a few examples of jetting specs in Technical that should take care of you. We have a couple of carburator guru's, Clark and James, that can cure the common cold on these carbs! They are bailing people out of carb trouble on a daily basis on this forum. The amount of technical knowledge on this websight in unbelievable and you will never be alone with any problems as long as you look here for the answers.
99 WR, all YZ mods, de-octopused, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat, jetting by Clark, got forked by Pro Action.
For clarification: WE'LL be having a KICK ASS time in Moab!! Right Mitch?!!
Posted July 10, 2000 - 11:39 PM
RodH Canberra, Australia<A HREF="http://www.400thumpers.oz-au.com" TARGET=_blank>
400 Thumpers Australia</A>
2000 WR400F See Photo's and Modifications
Posted July 11, 2000 - 05:54 AM
Posted July 11, 2000 - 09:25 PM
Posted July 11, 2000 - 10:16 AM
when I bought my WR the dealer told me, 'we never try and start these things before we deliver them because we can never get them to start'.
That was the DEALERSHIP!
I took the un-started WR home, read the owners manual, specifically the starting procedures, put gas in the tank, followed the procedures, and the bike started FIRST KICK!
The ONLY time it has EVER not started first or second kick is after a fall, or last weekend on top of Red Cone while the bike was pointed off a cliff at 13000 feet (see picture on home page right before I tried to start it). But that was just because the bike was pissed at me for taking it so high.
After a fall it's not hard to start if you follow the procedures of kicking about 20 times with the compression release in, then kicking with the hot start on.
During normal riding after stopping the engine, it takes only one half-assed kick to fire her up again. And that's without the hot start (assuming proper jetting of course).
I've never had any other kick start bike, but I don't see what the big deal is. Friends with XR's don't have it any easier than this.
Posted July 11, 2000 - 04:34 PM
JJ - 99 WR; WR timed, stock jetting, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Terry Cable Hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Russel speed bleeders, Factory Effect graphics, YZ rear fender