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Hot start lever stuck....

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My Brothers '03 WR450F's Hot Start lever is stuck open... Is there a quick fix for this, or is there a lot of disassembly required..

Bike runs fine, but I'm sure that it can't be good for it..

Ideas?

Thanks

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You can take it off but be careful of the plastic coupler they can be a pain in the a$$..... It may be a fusty cable too.

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If it's the same as the 04, you just back the plunger out of the carb and lube it up and re-install. I lube my hot start plunger a couple times a year cause it does get sticky! :thumbsup:

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The cables tend to get water in them from pressure washing, mine will freeze in the winter time when I drive over the mountains, the bars stick out above the cab of my truck and by time I get to eastern washington that Hot Start cable is frozen :thumbsup:

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Its a piece of cake to take off but I HIGHLY recommend that you change the piece of crap plastic hot start carb nut with one of these http://www.ziptyracing.com/products/product_detail.aspx?id=MTI5Nw==. Mine was stripped from the dealership monkeys so they gave me one off a new bike. It was already starting to show signs of losing threads :thumbsup: . I betcha that the plunger is siezed in the bore. Take it apart and lube it up with a dab of lithium grease.

Ante

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Lean - that makes perfect sense why he was popping, and sputtering soo much...

I'll tell him, and maybe we can tear into it...

Thanks...

PS: Any Diagrams?

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