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YZ 250 will not run properly

Starts but then stops after 30 seconds

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Air/fuel mixture screw improperly adjusted.
10. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
11. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
12. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
13. Fuel tank empty.
14. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked.
15. A failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
16. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
17. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
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Posted on Jul 25, 2016


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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


SOURCE: yz 250 wont kick start

Hi andersondts.

To get you right there i believe it should read as 'jump' start and not 'bump' start ...:-)
Well the problem could be with the battery, is it a maintenance free (dry) or is it a wet 0ne (uses sulphuric acid specific gravity 1250).
( 1) How old is the battery?
( 2) If its a wet one ,check the specific gravity of the acid in it, if its low thn charge it.You may hve to add or top up to its required level , if so thn use distilled water only !
( 3) If the battery is more thn 17months old ...replace it.
( 4) Its not bad to get the charging rate of your bike to make sure that it is working properly as required.

I hope this will help.


Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: yz 250 1992 wont kick start

check your compression I had a 94 yz that done that when i checked the compression it was really low so I put new rings on the piston and that's all it took to bring her back to life

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 YZ 250 started sputtering at higher rpms?

just change the plug buddy use a br8eg and get back to me if still not starting

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

ollie reece
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SOURCE: i have a 1991 yamaha yz 250 it starts then shuts off

change the pkug first buy a br8eg plug off ebay and see how this goes get back to me also are you using the choke on start up

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: the yz 250 1986 has the same engine as the tri z

im not that good with carborators so any help will be great .

Posted on Oct 13, 2011

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