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2003 yamaha wrf 250 carb problem

I have cleaned the carb a few times trash is not the issue neither is water in the fuel. The bike runs great with the choke pulled out except for just a little bottom end hesitation. It will not run at all with the choke pressed in

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    hesitation on off idle throttle

  • joe May 11, 2010

    do you have the idle set high enough when choke is off?

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(1) You will need to adjust the float pin to get the correct amount of fuel in the float chamber of the carburator.
(2) You will also need to set the air-mixture screw , but before you do tht remove the spark plug and see whats the condition of it, is it black , is it brownish, or is it whitish.
If its blackish = means rich too much of fuel, if its browinsh= ok, if its whitish = its too lean.
(3) As for hesitation, check the needle at carbs piston on the accelerator cable, and blow the main jet with high pressure.
(4) Check too the spark plug gap and if its as per the manufacturers specs.

Hope this helps!

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