bike problems....

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  • 183080922

Posted May 29, 2009 - 03:30 PM


:crazy: okay so yesterday i went for a ride after i changed to oil, and i rode for bout half an hour then sudde4nly it dies. so i kick starts for a few and dies so i try the hot start. no can do so i pushed it up up the hill rode done and it sounded like a jake brake on a semi for bout 25 seconds till it started again then i made it home bout 4 minutes later. now when i go to start it few seconds die. if i try to give it a little gas during those few seconds it dies. so i checked to plug its good but i dnt want to rip it apart because i dnt know wut ill get my self into. anyone know what to do???:eek:

  • kennyw

Posted May 29, 2009 - 03:46 PM


Did the bike sit for a while since last ride?? may need to clean the carb.

  • 183080922

Posted May 29, 2009 - 03:50 PM


i got it last friday and it rode pretty good then i changed to oil and went for a ride and it seemed to have hit the crapper idk what to do i could probably take the carb apart n check it out clean etc. but anyone else have this problem

  • egrider

Posted May 29, 2009 - 03:55 PM


You need to clean the main jet it is clogged check the other jets and clean the carb out this should fix it

  • egrider

Posted May 29, 2009 - 03:59 PM


Im not shere what you are riding but is there an oil safety switch

  • 183080922

Posted May 29, 2009 - 04:00 PM


k ill do that tonight i ran regular through it yesterday could that be it cuz my gas was out (thought one time wouldnt hurt)

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  • egrider

Posted May 29, 2009 - 04:06 PM


scratch the oil safety switch dident know it was premix.

  • 183080922

Posted May 29, 2009 - 04:13 PM


its a 05 450f

  • egrider

Posted May 29, 2009 - 04:27 PM


Its the main jet.

  • 183080922

Posted May 29, 2009 - 04:48 PM


k thanks a ton ill clean tonight n let yall know later

  • hyperflow

Posted May 29, 2009 - 06:50 PM


Try playing with your hotstart cable, wiggle it around. Hotstart cable will do exactly what you just stated, Will idle and as soon as u will give it gas it will die.

This happend to me on a 08 ktm 250sxf about a month ago. I also was gonna pull the carb apart tell a buddy told me to try that.

  • 183080922

Posted May 29, 2009 - 07:05 PM


okay so heres how it came out!!! i took the carb apart cleaned the jets good drained my float bowl there was water in it... left it outside the other night and it rained. so i kicked it once it started up and gave her a little gas and she was just like brand neew!!! thanks for the input

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