Whats the starting technique


4 replies to this topic
  • mike574

Posted March 05, 2008 - 02:24 PM

#1

I been reading up on the 426 I just bought and I hear people talking about a starting technique? Can any one tell me what it is. I'm used to 2strokes and I almost broke my knee geting the bike started today. The compression on these things is sick.

  • 642MX

Posted March 05, 2008 - 02:37 PM

#2

I been reading up on the 426 I just bought and I hear people talking about a starting technique? Can any one tell me what it is. I'm used to 2strokes and I almost broke my knee geting the bike started today. The compression on these things is sick.


The starting technique isn't worth learning. Spend a $100 and get a 450 exhaust cam and then you can kick it like your old smoker. There is a sticky at the top of the YZF page with 40 something pages of info about the swap.

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  • Slinkyman16

Posted March 05, 2008 - 02:38 PM

#3

kick till you hit top dead center.
bring the kick start back up
pull the decomp lever
then give it a 1/4 kick
let go of decomp lever and bring the kick start back up
then give it a nice smooth kick.

should start rite up.


also check out the FAQ and go straight to the bottom. you will also see doug dubachs way of doing it.

  • Dirtbiker05

Posted March 05, 2008 - 03:40 PM

#4

http://www.yamaha-mo...troke_vid_a.mpg heres the link to cold start.
http://www.yamaha-mo...troke_vid_b.mpg heres the link to hot start.
the videos might take a min or two to load.

welcome to tt! :thumbsup:

  • 1rkcooper

Posted March 05, 2008 - 09:04 PM

#5

http://www.yamaha-mo...troke_vid_a.mpg heres the link to cold start.
http://www.yamaha-mo...troke_vid_b.mpg heres the link to hot start.
the videos might take a min or two to load.

welcome to tt! :thumbsup:


Watch these videos.
Do yourself a huge favor and put an auto decompression cam in that thing.
Check out the sticky at the top of the YZ forum, there is loads of good info in there.





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