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Hey guys just bought a 426 was running gud. started 2nd kick almost every time.they guy i got it off said never been serviced in long time so i changed oil pug and filter..the bike was perfect put it back in the garage for a week got it out ..wont fire at all...it has a gud spark and fuel is gettin to the plug...any ideas ??

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  • david simpson Feb 14, 2012

    does it sound a major problem??

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Did the guy give you the starting method. if not you have flooded the plug and it will only start if you replace the plug or dry it out.
method. dont touch the throttle. pull decom lever and kick over 10 times.
release lever get topwith kick start. pull decom lever slightly to allow kick start to drop 1 notch. release lever and let kick start back up and kick hard.
repeat should start second go.

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SOURCE: getting my 2001 yz 426 started

hold the decompression lever in and kick it slow then let go of the decompression lever and give it a good kick without using the decompression lever.

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I have a 01 426 and it is really hard to start. I have put a new plug in it canged oil ,checked the valves they are right by the book...but it takes a lot of kicks to maybe if you are lucky to start...


G'day TJP..OK...Lets concertrate on starting procedure.Bring the piston up on the compression stroke , you will feel the kickstarter offering resistance.Pull in the decomp lever and bring slight pressure on your kicking leg,you only want to move the kickstart lever 10-20 mm.Close the decomp and kick her in the guts...show her who's BOSS...Be a MAN.Dont forget the choke,fully out when cold,but no more after a few kicks. Keep on try'in, you'll get it.I've seen guys kickin and kickin till the cows come home only to find that they have sooted up the plug and need a hip replacement.Once you do master it you'll have every man,woman and child wanting YOU to start their 4 stroker for them.I think there is something about starting procedure in the service manual...check it out. failing that you may have to clean the carby,IE, air ways,pilot jet etc Good luck...TJP98611.Please leave feedback if i've helped.

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