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wet yzf

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Okay I have an 08 YZF 450 . I was riding it the other day and went through a large puddle got very wet but it ran fine for 20 mins after that . when I got home I drained the oil and put in a new air filter (yes it was wet). I also pulled the spark plug and cycled the motor to remove any water that may have been sucked in

Now the problem when I started it the next day it was super hard to kick and when it does start it idles very high like the throttle is 1/4 open

I have looked at the throttle cable it's good any ideas or directions would be great

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Probably gunk in the carb. Did you get a chance to pull the airfilter and look in the intake?

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Plugged pilot jet/circuit...... Remove it and clean it and spray some carb cleaner into the mating hole. It will probaby run fine after that.

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water in the pipe?

is it acting like a bung is in the tail pipe when you kick it

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Hard to kick can be a symptom of the exhaust cam having skipped time. Check it, and the condition of the chain and tensioner. Some of the '08's had trouble with weak tensioners and kinked chains.

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