I have a 2002 and yamaha banshee and i can easily kick it 30 times and it wont start choke or no choke but it will push start the first or second time then once it runs it will fire up first kick whats the problem with?
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Re: why is my Yamaha Banshee is hard to start
It looks like your compression is too low (worn rings from dusted motor) Push starting spins the motor faster than kick starting and when hot the rings expand just enough to seal off. Before kicking a cold motor try putting in a squirt or two of engine oil in the plug hole to see if there is a difference.
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pull the kicker case cover, probably something simple jammed up in there...if you didnt break her in keeping revs under 2000rpm for 10-20 hours you may have broke something internal again, lets hope not
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.
One, That thing should fire up in a second, if not, you got to get it so it will. Try not touching the gas, just pull on the choke, and give it a try. If that doesn't do it, try something else next time. I had a KLR 250, kick only, and that thing would start first kick every time, no matter what. I loved that little bike. Hope this helps.
60 lbs. is very very very low. was your cylinder scored at all. you may have siezed rings. on a two stroke, a leakage test (pressure test) will tell you if its leaking through the rings by air escaping through crankcase breather(listen through airbox) or head gasket which you would probably have already noticed. but honestly if you only have 60lbs, your problem will be very noticeable.
For a cold start, turn fuel on at fuel tap. Pull out the choke knob. slowly kick the kickstarter until you feel it become harder(more resistance). push past this resistance then release the kickstarter. What you have done is put the piston in the position just after top dead centre of the compression stroke.Now give it a big kick whilst opening the throttle slightly. There is a real techneque to it so don't think your the only one who has problems! Otherwise, ask your local Yammy dealer for a look at the owners manual. It has a description on how to both hot & cold start your bike. They may let you photocopy it. Good luck.
If it just isn't happening try removing the sparkplug,put it back in the plug cap,rest the plugs metal body on the cylinder head (don't hold it there or you could get a nasty shock) Now kick the kickstarter while watching the sparkplug gap. Did it spark? If it didn't theres a problem. No spark means it wont run! Then you'll need to find out why theres no spark. Hope this helps to get you started Otherwise let us know and i'll se what else I can suggest.
If your jetting is too rich it will be extremely hard to kick start it and will most likely flood it from kicking.First thing i would do is pull the top of the carbs off (cable,slides and needles) and see which clip they're set at. If they are set stock which would be middle clip then lower the needle one clip. This will lean the mix out and should start up easier with no problems,The idle issue is most likely just off.If your fiance still has the TORS on it then on top of the carbs he will see 2 dime size and screws and wires as soon as he takes his seat off.While running he can turn each dime size screw in or out to adjust the idle. If it has a TORS elimator kit on it then he won't have all the junk on top of the carbs and it will be just a cable and round cap screwed directly on top of the carbs and the idle screws will be on the side of each carb (brass color screws with nuts to tighten) same thing...in or out to adjust the idle where needed.Hope this helps.