flooded my 426 HELP!!!!!!

Hi had my 426 for two months now, great bike,

After finally working out the starting procedure, i could start my bike first kick hot or cold every time, but last week i started the bike to go for a ride, but with the choke on i twisted the throttle as i wheeled her out and stalled her.

Now i cant start her, think i have flooded her with me kicking aimlessly,

I really need help, whats the procedure to start my bike please help!!!!!

Clean the plug or replace it. That should do it. I give my yz throttle two quick whacks before i start it, and it loves it.

thanks for the fast reply, was thinking of replacing the plug, but is there a procedure to start this bike as it is to get it back to my garage, its still stuck at my mates house.

or is it a lost cause if the plug is fouled, was thinking if i could get it started and give her a good ride it might help

A fuel fouled plug is usually DEAD .....I find it hard to believe that the plug fouled though.....You mentioned that you had solved your starting problem......Did you go richer on the jetting to achieve this? And maybe a little too rich...Because typically spark plugs that are in good shape don't foul unless the air fuel ratio is very rich.....(clogged air cleaner)

or something major (like jetting)

Take the plug out and heat it up with a propane torch a bit

at the electrodes.....this might get it to start....then let it warm up with the choke OFF.....

thanks for the reply, with regards to the solving the starting, all it was, was me finally working out the knack of how to start it, not actually fixing anything that was wrong.

Basically what happened is that i started the bike but twisted the throttle just a few seconds later by mistake and stalled it, but now she wont start,

but i forgot to mention that only a few hours before i started the bike in the morning and switched her off after a few seconds, i think i made a mistake doing this???

Honestly,from what you describe the bike should start. Whats the temp over your way?

it is about 7 celcius at the moment and fairly damp, been told that laying a flooded bike on its side helps?

do you have a procedure that i should follow to start?

Exactly.....I was under the impression that you had owned this bike for a while.....A four stroke takes a little getting used to... just go through your regular starting procedure.....Which would be turn the gas on, wick the throttle a couple times (choke on) bring the piston to top dead center (kick starter will be hard to push

at that point....pull the compression release and move the kick starter ever so slightly past top dead center....Now release the compression release and give her a good kick through (throttle closed) should start to a fast idle....I like to close the choke as soon as it starts and keep the engine at a fast idle till it warms up..

Good luck

so is it a case of just keep going with the same procedure or do you recommend another one for this situation, thanks for all your help

Pull the hot start out and try that.. it will lean it out and it should start. Thats what I do when I accidently flood mine, or sometimes if I lay it over it floods and I have to use the hot start as well... just another trick to try

If it's really loaded up sometimes I hold the compression release in and kickit over a bunch of time s with the throttle open full....(No choke) and maybe you will get a back fire or two.....then precede with your regular starting method....

Yeah I forgot about the "HOT START" button (RED ONE) when your using the HOT START button keep the throttle completely closed....No choke...

good advise guys. the only way i ever got mine started after a flood deal was to kick it over slowly about 20 times as bc3 says. BTW do not try to start that bike with the throttle held wide open.... I limped for a week.

the hot start could help too.. Mine was one of those bikes that liked no throttle at all. I always started mine the first time with my hand on the m/cyl to keep from twisting..

so is it a case of just keep going with the same procedure or do you recommend another one for this situation, thanks for all your help

Why don't you just change the spark plug as recommended?.....As much time as you have spent on the computer you could have pushed your bike home...:busted::moon::p

good advise guys. the only way i ever got mine started after a flood deal was to kick it over slowly about 20 times as bc3 says. BTW do not kick that bike with the throttle held wide open.... I limped for a week.

the hot start could help too.. Mine was one of those bikes that liked no throttle at all. I always started mine the first time with my hand on the m/cyl to keep from twisting..

:busted::moon::mad::p

Why don't you just change the spark plug as recommended?.....As much time as you have spent on the computer you could have pushed your bike home...:busted::moon::mad:

:p True that, but where's the fun in that:smirk:

:busted::moon::mad::p

in tennis shoes..... I thought my foot was gone.....

my first 4 stk.....

Yeah that sucks Bro, but we all have been BITTEN with tennis shoes on ...Doesn't say much for us does it......:busted:

good advise guys. the only way i ever got mine started after a flood deal was to kick it over slowly about 20 times as bc3 says. BTW do not try to start that bike with the throttle held wide open.... I limped for a week.

the hot start could help too.. Mine was one of those bikes that liked no throttle at all. I always started mine the first time with my hand on the m/cyl to keep from twisting..

Yeah mine is the same i find little short kicks at the bottom of the stroke about 10-20 and away she goes

Before I got the starting routine down I flooded mine a couple times. Couple things I learned... at least with mine if flooded is I turn the fuel off and lay the bike to the left and the fuel will drain out. Also when starting I will open the peck cock for a few seconds and then shut it off and then start the bike if it hasn't been ridden in a while and turn the fuel on after its running. If the bike is being restarted after a ride I always start with the fuel off and then turn it on after its running. Too many kicks with the fuel on will flood mine every time even with my hand off the throttle. Vacuum I suppose caused from kicking. Thats how I do it and it works like a champ every time now.

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