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calvin71

426 starting issues

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I Have A 2000 yzf and i really need help on how to start this damm thing. i had it out two weeks ago, but it seems that i have to have someone in my bike party to help me start it. Anyone know what the hell is the right combo on getting this going myself????? :thumbsup:

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"all you need is love" .. :thumbsup:

the starting routine is this;

#1: push the kick down until you cant anymore.

#2: pull the decomp. handle,

#3: push the kick past TDC as little as possible, (½ inch)

#4: release the decomp. and pull the kick to the top

#5: put your entire weight on the kick ....

i´m pretty light, about 140 lbs, and when my bike is cold i need something to lean the bike on (a tree, a garage etc.) so i can stand up and kick .. when the bike is hot i easily start sitting pretty far back and kicking

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Dont I tried starting this thing all morning and all i got was a sore foot even with the boots on :thumbsup: want to sound like a big idiot whats the tcd? :thumbsup:

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oh, sorry for the technical mumbo jumbo :thumbsup:, TDC is "top dead center" ...

edit: to late. :thumbsup::bonk:

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First things first bro you need to check you fuel mix screw on the bottom of the carb. After that I recommed taking it out 1 and 3/4 and adjust from there. As for the starting issue try running one stage hotter plug in the bike. If it is a NGK CR8E run a CR7E. I have a 01 426 and it works great for me. Secondly when you pull in your decompression lever and set it to top dead center it is only actually about 2 to 3 inches! I was told in the past to go like half way down of more threw the kick but I found just barely pushing it puts the motor at top dead center and saves me a lot of head ache.

Last but not least check your plug cap and make sure it isn't corroded at all. Good luck man.

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Thanks for all the help you guys are great!!! You Are A GOD! :thumbsup: Well i Guess I'm Gunna Have To Come Over A Do So Chores. I Went Out To My Bike And Did What You Said, The !/2 inch Thing And Damm It All To Hell It Started First Kick. I Guess I'll Keep The Bike For A While Longer And Dont HAve To HAve My Friend Start It For Me.THanks Again And I'm Gunna CHange Plugs. :thumbsup:

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