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Old 08-25-2004, 06:48 PM
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Default Kick Starting a YZ250F

i have alot of trouble kickstarting my friends 2004 YZ250F he just got a 2 weeks ago he let me borrow it and i can never start, and im buying the bike soon. is there anything i could put on it so its starts easier or is there a really big secret i know to use the compression thing and some other secrets but they dont work. i just wanted to know if there was something i could buy for my new bike too.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:07 PM
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let it break in, its new, give it time. when my 03 was new it took awhile to start i bet. but i kick it once and its up and making alot of noise
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:58 PM
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I always pull the decomp handle in and as you start to kick down let the handle go and they start up almost immediately every time. Does your buddy have a hard time starting it too?
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: Kick Starting a YZ250F

The 04 doesn't have a decomp lever on it, what you're pulling is the hot start. Leave the hot start alone (unless the motor is actually hot) and just kick it. Sometimes it's easier if you get the piston to TDC (where it's hardest to move) then give it a good kick.
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:26 PM
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fuel on, turn throttle to WOT 2 times, choke on, and kick, DO NOT TOUCH THROTTLE!!!!!!! Put right hand on the front master cylinder while kicking. I think the bike starts easier with 1/2 race gas and 1/2 pump gas too.
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Old 08-26-2004, 02:19 PM
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everybody has trouble starting the bike so its not only just me
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Old 08-26-2004, 02:56 PM
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my 03 yz250f was hard to start for the first 4 weeks that i had it and check the oil my bike is pocky if i put a little to much oil it wont start or it would be really hard to start
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Old 08-26-2004, 03:46 PM
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dude...what are yall talkin bout?! My 04 yz250f starts 1st kick every time... push the kickstarter til the engine catches, then pull up and kick HARD! give it NO GAS!:yum
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Old 08-26-2004, 03:50 PM
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my 03 start up 1st or 2nd every time now it just needs to get borken in
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: Kick Starting a YZ250F

my new crf 100 starts up everytime. it takes about 1-2 kicks to do it tho. i never had to break it in to start it tho. maybe it is just the lack of finece` in your kick. i might be wrong tho.
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Old 08-26-2004, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: Kick Starting a YZ250F

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everybody has trouble starting the bike so its not only just me

I have a bone stock 04 and never have a lick of trouble starting it.

Just get the bike in neutral, dont touch the throttle, and kick. If the bike is cold turn the choke on. If the bike has just been ridden hard and then shut off for only a minute or so, pull the hot start while kicking.
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:35 AM
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The bit about give 2 twist of the throttle is to prime a dry engine and only applies to the first kick of the day. If it has been run at all that day, DO NOT twist the throttle.
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Old 09-02-2004, 08:38 AM
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i finally can get it start now on a few kicks, because i got my own to practice on
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Default Re: Kick Starting a YZ250F

I have a 450F and during the summer i have to pull the hot start lever for it to crank even cold. But if i use the lever she'll fire up first kick. I give it two small blips of throttle then pull the hot start and kick it one time and she start purring!
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Old 09-02-2004, 09:42 PM
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I have a 450F and during the summer i have to pull the hot start lever for it to crank even cold. But if i use the lever she'll fire up first kick. I give it two small blips of throttle then pull the hot start and kick it one time and she start purring!
I had to use the hot start quite often on my TRX450R also, even if it was cold.
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