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Trouble starting I have never had trouble with the bike before, but recently I have trouble getting the bike to start. Once it starts it runs fine. What could be the possible problem.

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SOURCE: pw50 problems stating bike

hey there matey,, just to run a few things with,, have u taken the spark plug out and cleaned it up,,try a new plug 1st,, to be sure, or if u have a new plug,, take out the spark plug place it back in its cap and rest it on the cylinder head and either elec start it or kick it over and make sure u have a spark ,, if all is ok on the above,, then turn to fuel and carburetta, make sure fuel is gettin to the carb 1st,, but u say u do eventually gettin it goin ,,then theres a blockage in jets ,,undu the bottom of the carb clean out the bowl, ,in the carb u will see a brass jet, un screw that and the needle guide that the jets screwed in to and using a pin or needle,poke the small hole clean so u can see light threw them,, bung it all back together and pray,, if no joy il get back to ,, ok m8, enjoy

Posted on Jan 10, 2009



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SOURCE: Trouble starting my 2003 TTR 225

how old is the gas it may have a lot of water or junk in it.drain the bowl on the carb and drain the fuel out of the tank, check the petcock screen inside the gas tank. also i would not spray start fluid into the plug hole, it could blow a hole in the top of your piston,spray a little right into your air cleaner or carb.good luck

Posted on Jan 13, 2009



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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.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009


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SOURCE: 91 yamaha fzr engine turns but wont start

the floats in the carb are stuck. you can try lightly tapping on the carb with a screwdriver that should do the trick.

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SOURCE: 2006 wr250f wont start cold.

Sounds like a battery that will not hold a charge. When the battery is low all the juice goes to the starter. Not enough left for a good spark. Kick start it and there may be enough juice for a spark. Doing a runstart will generate enough power to get a useable spark. Once running for a short bit the battery gets recharged so it's good all day. Then the battery dissipates the charge overnight.

Before you spend $40 or so on a battery, look to see if there is water covering the top of the battery plates. If so then the current battery needs to be replaced. If not, add water to cover the top of the plates and ride it for a day. See if it holds a charge now. Battery may still be bad but it was worth a shot.

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