2011 kx250f hard to start


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  • 1sikx250f

Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:33 AM

#1

Just got a 2011 kx250f, I bought it used so I don't know the history on it. It's hard to start though, for a new bike anyways. I kicked it probably 25 times today and it still didn't start, it was probably flooded by this point, but I thought it should be easier to start. Any ideas?

  • riding cures ALL

Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:41 AM

#2

check valve clearence first. then go from there

  • D-K

Posted January 10, 2011 - 10:56 PM

#3

Did you use the choke?:smirk:

Also, find tdc, then return the kick starter all the way up, the kick slowly but deliberate.

If you kick too fast, the auto decomp will not work.

  • 1sikx250f

Posted January 11, 2011 - 08:04 PM

#4

Yeah I used the "high idle"/choke. I ac

  • 1sikx250f

Posted January 11, 2011 - 08:08 PM

#5

And followed the instructions per xplants and kawasakis instructions, worked like a charm.

  • Johnny T

Posted January 12, 2011 - 08:58 AM

#6

I take it these bikes don't like to be kicked on like a two stroke?

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  • 1sikx250f

Posted January 12, 2011 - 10:50 AM

#7

No I guess they don't. You can't touch the throttle when starting it and have to find TDC then kick, but if you do that then it's easy to start.

  • yammy 250f

Posted January 18, 2011 - 05:55 PM

#8

You can't flood you're bike. haha You have no carb. 2 kicks slow 1 kick fast works every time. Let it warm up before you turn the choke ff.
Ever findout if you got a stolen bike?

  • Pr1malR8gw

Posted January 18, 2011 - 08:47 PM

#9

You can't flood you're bike. haha You have no carb. 2 kicks slow 1 kick fast works every time. Let it warm up before you turn the choke ff.
Ever findout if you got a stolen bike?


That is incorrect.. yes you can flood this bike..

Do you think the injectors just wait for the engine to start running before it dumps fuel? Nope.. It injects fuel reguardless if theres fuel in it allready.. No oxygen sensor to tell its got fuel..

  • yammy 250f

Posted January 18, 2011 - 11:01 PM

#10

That is incorrect.. yes you can flood this bike..

Do you think the injectors just wait for the engine to start running before it dumps fuel? Nope.. It injects fuel reguardless if theres fuel in it allready.. No oxygen sensor to tell its got fuel..


Learn something new everyday,:smirk:

  • jamesecox50

Posted January 20, 2011 - 06:27 PM

#11

Yeah I used the "high idle"/choke. I ac


my 11 only wants the choke if its really cold

  • ecdagoryder

Posted January 22, 2011 - 03:33 PM

#12

check valve clearance bought my bike used and it got hard to start after one ride(in the middle of nowhere and it wouldnt start) fixed valve clearance and made sure timing chain was right ( timing marks were off, so i went by piston height and she starts all the time now!

  • 09kx250fNC

Posted January 22, 2011 - 05:37 PM

#13

Karma....





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