2001 WR 426
Posted June 12, 2003 - 06:14 PM
03 KTM 450 EXC
Posted June 12, 2003 - 06:29 PM
Posted June 15, 2003 - 03:32 PM
Make sure it is jetted properly ( not too lean)
start cold: pull the choke, put to tdc with the kick starter, pull the decomp, push the kick start few cm further, bring it back up, release the decomp, shoot the throttle twice and kick firmly.
Hot: idem with the hot start on, no choke, no throttle. If it doesn't start at first kick all the time: there is a problem.
By the way, if you don't know what temp the motor is : start lean and go with more gaz to prevent the carb to flood: try the hot procedure (one kick or two) then, if it does not work, try to close the hot start, then if it doesn't work, try with the choke... It will help you not to flood the carb
When the motor is flooded, put the gaz key off, pull the hot start, pull the decomp and kick easily about 15 times then start the routine. It takes few days to be used to it but I never had problems.
I almost never have to kick this bike twice to start: It works always on first kick...
These bikes start so good that many guys think the e start is not necessary and I am one of them.