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Problems Starting After Wash

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I have a 2002 WR426F, yesterday i got back from riding and decided to wash it. I after i washed it, it would not start. It is getting spark from the coil, but i do not have a tool that can get the spark plug out. Also I did not have the exhaust pluged or the air box pluged, i just tryed not to get any water in ether, but when i kick it it sounds like there is water in the exhaust, so i took it off and drained it, only a little was in it. Could water have got into the carb? Any help would be much appreciated.

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You can use a 3/8 drive universal with a small extension and ratchet to get the spark plug out. You can get a universal from walmart for about 3 bucks.

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Remove the air filter which will most likely have water in it, let bike and filter dry by sitting 1 day and then re-install filter. Biznet is right you need a universal to get the plug out - replace plug if needed. It most likely needs to dry out give it some time especially if you sucked some water into the carb.

Good Luck.

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Well, i let the filter dry and then i tried to start it. When i kick it, it makes a gragling nosie. i well check the plug tomorrow

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I took the plug out and cleaned it, and let the bike sit a two days. Today it started on the second kick thanks for the help!

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