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mike574

Whats the starting technique

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I been reading up on the 426 I just bought and I hear people talking about a starting technique? Can any one tell me what it is. I'm used to 2strokes and I almost broke my knee geting the bike started today. The compression on these things is sick.

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I been reading up on the 426 I just bought and I hear people talking about a starting technique? Can any one tell me what it is. I'm used to 2strokes and I almost broke my knee geting the bike started today. The compression on these things is sick.

The starting technique isn't worth learning. Spend a $100 and get a 450 exhaust cam and then you can kick it like your old smoker. There is a sticky at the top of the YZF page with 40 something pages of info about the swap.

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kick till you hit top dead center.

bring the kick start back up

pull the decomp lever

then give it a 1/4 kick

let go of decomp lever and bring the kick start back up

then give it a nice smooth kick.

should start rite up.

also check out the FAQ and go straight to the bottom. you will also see doug dubachs way of doing it.

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http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/4stroke_vid/4_stroke_vid_a.mpg heres the link to cold start.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/4stroke_vid/4_stroke_vid_b.mpg heres the link to hot start.

the videos might take a min or two to load.

welcome to tt! :thumbsup:

Watch these videos.

Do yourself a huge favor and put an auto decompression cam in that thing.

Check out the sticky at the top of the YZ forum, there is loads of good info in there.

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