wet yzf

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  • onthemain

Posted May 01, 2009 - 05:20 AM


Okay I have an 08 YZF 450 . I was riding it the other day and went through a large puddle got very wet but it ran fine for 20 mins after that . when I got home I drained the oil and put in a new air filter (yes it was wet). I also pulled the spark plug and cycled the motor to remove any water that may have been sucked in

Now the problem when I started it the next day it was super hard to kick and when it does start it idles very high like the throttle is 1/4 open

I have looked at the throttle cable it's good any ideas or directions would be great

  • davcon

Posted May 01, 2009 - 05:28 AM


Probably gunk in the carb. Did you get a chance to pull the airfilter and look in the intake?

  • wondermuscle

Posted May 01, 2009 - 10:09 AM


Plugged pilot jet/circuit...... Remove it and clean it and spray some carb cleaner into the mating hole. It will probaby run fine after that.

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  • onthemain

Posted May 01, 2009 - 10:10 AM


why would that make it hard to kick?

  • rexbond007

Posted May 01, 2009 - 10:19 AM


water in the pipe?
is it acting like a bung is in the tail pipe when you kick it

  • grayracer513

Posted May 01, 2009 - 12:53 PM


Hard to kick can be a symptom of the exhaust cam having skipped time. Check it, and the condition of the chain and tensioner. Some of the '08's had trouble with weak tensioners and kinked chains.

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