Need Help Starting Bad!!!
Posted February 28, 2009 - 01:25 PM
Thanks and please help,
Posted February 28, 2009 - 01:50 PM
are you using proper starting procedure ? tdc with the kick starter ?
old gas ?
Posted February 28, 2009 - 01:57 PM
Posted March 02, 2009 - 02:52 AM
Posted March 02, 2009 - 05:35 AM
Posted March 02, 2009 - 08:09 AM
Posted March 02, 2009 - 10:31 AM
I see it's an 04'... have you checked or adjusted valve clearances on the bike yet?
Posted March 02, 2009 - 10:36 AM
Posted March 02, 2009 - 10:39 AM
The valves have been adjusted but not recently. It has not gotten worse over time, it just happened. The bike has sat for a few months. Only thing different with the bike now vs prior to sitting is that the battery is 100% DEAD, no juice, and it will not take a charge even if I get it started. I ordered a new battery today it will be in later this week.
Let us know how it goes. There may be something to the dead battery thing:excuseme:
Posted March 02, 2009 - 07:10 PM
Posted March 02, 2009 - 07:54 PM
Posted March 02, 2009 - 09:19 PM
turn on the gas , pull the choke . slowly twist the throttle once , posibbly twice . now don't touch it at all .
flip out the kick starter , push down slowly on it till it gets hard . you need to find top dead center . once you feel the hard spot let it go back up to the top and give it a good mean kick .
it really helps if the battery is charged .
valve clearance can also have an affect , not a bad idea to check them .
old gas never helps even if you can bomb start it .
Posted March 03, 2009 - 04:56 AM
1. Try to start it without a battery (I have a yz426 so I don't have a battery, but should work)
2. Replace battery, you can use any type of 12V battery (even from your car, just put it next to your bike) - but if 1. works, than leave that
3. Check spark plug. Easiest way to replace it with a brand new and see if that fixes your problem. The spark could be to weak to ignite properly.
Posted March 03, 2009 - 05:00 AM
Posted March 03, 2009 - 05:58 PM
Posted March 07, 2009 - 01:08 PM
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Posted March 07, 2009 - 07:29 PM