How Often do you 'Hot Start'

I am still working the bugs out of my 2008 YZ.... I wanted to know how often do you others out there use your hot start after a stall or shutting the bike down. I ride sea level desert, trails and only tracks during the summer.

I have a 48 pilot and am thinking about going back down to a 45. Any thoughts?

I usually need to pull the hotstart lever when the bike is fully warm and at normal operational temperature. I think that's the "normal" way it should operate. If the bike has been off for 5-15 minutes then I don't use the hotstart, just kick it and it starts.

I usually need to pull the hotstart lever when the bike is fully warm and at normal operational temperature. I think that's the "normal" way it should operate. If the bike has been off for 5-15 minutes then I don't use the hotstart, just kick it and it starts.

Exactly

I have a 48 pilot and am thinking about going back down to a 45. Any thoughts?

Now that the weather is warming up you are probably running pretty rich with that 48 pj...I bet you are having to use your hot start even when the bike is not warmed up.

Drop back down to the 45.

Now that the weather is warming up you are probably running pretty rich with that 48 pj...I bet you are having to use your hot start even when the bike is not warmed up.

Drop back down to the 45.

I don't have to use the hot start when the bike is cooled down a bit. But I can thread my pilot air screw in all the way and the bike still runs fine. So back down to a 45 it is. Thanks.

I don't use my hot start unless I crash and the bike goes down on it's side.

The reason is that fuel seems to flood the bike and by applying the hot start it stops the fuel coming in so it seems to clean things out with air whilst you apply the kick start.

Went to a 45 pilot.... Problem solved.

I use the hot start quite a lot, actually. I use it any time I would want to open the throttle slightly while starting, sometimes even on a cold start. It accomplishes basically the same thing as cracking the throttle; it adds air to the mixture. The hot start, however, does so without any attendant squirt from the AP, so it's a better choice sometimes.

I use it almost every time I start the bike. The first start of the day I don't just choke and twist the throttle a few times. But after that I use the hot start just about every time unless the bike has had at least an hour to cool down. It just starts so much easier..

BTW my bike is box stock as of now, haven't adjusted the carb at all and stock 08 pipe.

when my bike was stock I almost never needed it as the bikes come lean. but when you start adding mods and richen up the jetting a little to make it run better things change. like others have said I use it almost every time out riding when the bike is warm for restarts, but if it cools down and sits a little there is no need.

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