YZ400F Hotstart System

HELP!!!!!!! Just bought a 98YZ400F. Someone has disconnected the Hotstart setup. There is a place on the frame where it is supposed to be but its been removed and the line going into the intake manifold is plugged (With a Golf TEE!) My right foot may never be the same. The price was 1G below bluebook so I am not dissapointed. The bike makes Great power and pulls like crazy (Jetting is a little off though) Is the Hotstart neccessary ? Or is it just make it a little easier to start?

i have a kx450 and the hot start broke off during a race and I called Kawasaki they said it wasnt necessary just make sure its closed, I am sure yours is the same way.

You are going to miss that when it's stalled and hot. It really helps to get going again.

John

Thanks John. Thats what I figured. I guess I will have to spend some money

i have a 99 400 and had never used the hot start. one day I needed it and mine was stuck shut. the plunger would not pull. I did the zip ty racing remote hot start that mounts on the handle bars. much easier to use imo.

i have a 99 400 and had never used the hot start. one day I needed it and mine was stuck shut. the plunger would not pull. I did the zip ty racing remote hot start that mounts on the handle bars. much easier to use imo.

Where did you get it.Price?

Called ZipTy and they are seeing if they have the pieces neccessary for the kit.

it was on the zip ty website. i think they listed it for the 400 specifically. It came with everything needed. even the plug for the air box.

No longer a stocked item (not enough demand. he is seeing if he has the parts to do a kit.

that is too wierd. on the website it shows they have them in stock.

part number HSS0001 and shows to fit all yzf's and some ktms. search by products, then spec bike and it comes right up.

I just got this same setup less than a month ago.

good luck

jay

i have a kx450 and the hot start broke off during a race and I called Kawasaki they said it wasnt necessary just make sure its closed, I am sure yours is the same way.

WOW, I think you where feed alittle BS there....like sure the bike will start, but it deffo will take a few kicks more. i would have liked to see that guy tell bubba, "you don't need a hot start, just kick it over a few times more" i'm surprised at kawi giving you an answer like that:eek:

He may have been trying to say that you can keep using the bike until you get it fixed, not that it was totally unnecessary.

My YZ will start when its hot but its anything but easy.

i had a 98 yz400f and man that thing ran hot! but i never needed the hot start. the thing would often overheat, steam everywhere..., and it would still kick over on the first strong kick.

however, i would get rid of the golf tee...

I did. Capped the outlet on the manifold. its not gonna help the starting problem but it does look a lot better.

Hey Qwik, I have a DrD bar mounted hot start. It's useful if you are climbing a hill & stall, then want to kick it over without falling off the slope trying!

I have the old stock parts if you want. Send me PM if you are interested.

Check Your PMs

i use it for starting about 10% of the time. it does come in handy after having stalled.

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