2014 450 starting

My dad and I both have the 14 Yz 450 and it seems like no matter what both bikes almost always start on the third kick. I'm just curious if it's like this with any other 14 models and the reason. Thanks for any input.

If I go out right now and start mine I would kick it slow 2 times and like you it will start on the third. I figure it takes a couple kicks to get the EFI to prime. If its been running and i go to restart it it fires up in one half bearted kick. On my wr you can hear the fuel pump prime because it has a battery.

My kx on the other hand might take 20 kicks to start, I love the fact the yz starts so easy.

If you hold your hand near the bottom of the gas tank while someone else kicks it, you can feel the pump run as it's kicked.  Once the fuel pressure is up, they usually start right up.

Thanks. Useful info. So if my bike stops running that's one thing I can check

I read the thread topic and thought to myself "I wonder why he is having trouble starting his bike. Mine starts on the 3rd kick every single time". Lol.

This bike starts a lot like my '11 though and I'm sure it has to do with the FI. My 08 started almost every time on the first kick.

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Thanks. Useful info. So if my bike stops running that's one thing I can check

 

My 14 came with a manual that outlines all of the troubleshooting, id follow that before I replaced a fuel pump as Ive yet to personally see one fail.  Also 3 kicks is nothing, you'd lose your mind on a an 08-09 Suzuki. Try 10-15 kicks when cold. 

Obviously I would take proper steps in trouble shooting. And yes I am grateful that it starts easily.

Not a 14, but I know my 13 starts in 3 kicks every time, guess its a late-model yamadog thing

14 250sx of mine is 1 kick everytime. 2011 rm 450 is usually 2 or 3

My 14 came with a manual that outlines all of the troubleshooting, id follow that before I replaced a fuel pump as Ive yet to personally see one fail.  Also 3 kicks is nothing, you'd lose your mind on a an 08-09 Suzuki. Try 10-15 kicks when cold.

my 08 takes more like 30 kicks when cold but only one or two when shes warm

man I love my electric start 13.5 ktm 450. kicking these pigs is hazardous to your feet.

my 08 takes more like 30 kicks when cold

 

Try priming the engine with 3-4 twists on the throttle before kicking.  Cold only.

Try priming the engine with 3-4 twists on the throttle before kicking.  Cold only.

It's a 08 rmz450 fi

It's a 08 rmz450 fi

 

 

Yeah man the the fuel injected RMZ's are like an old diesel in sub zero weather. Once my 08 has been running a bit its 2-3 kicks though. 

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