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Old 06-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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starting a 4-stroke...

is a pain in the fckin .

i wish these suckers would start like the 2-smokes. that is all.
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half kick til your at tdc , then WHAMO !
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half kick til your at tdc , then WHAMO !
yeah.....i do that....but it doesn't always go as planned
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:38 PM   #6
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Shouldn't be a carb issue, the bike is brand new right?

When mine has been sitting for a while, I give it three to four good kicks, open the throttle two to three times, then find TDC and kick like no other.

If it has been recent, open the throttle two to three times and then find TDC and kick. Generally starts up within a couple of trys.

And yes, big four strokes are a bear to start compared to their easy starting two stroke brothers.
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yea bike is brand new

just sayin it's a pain in the to start comparing to the 2 strokes. i'm gettin the hang of it now....i hope.
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why did u get a 4? i miss my 2 stroker lol
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especially being new, it shouldn't be that hard to start. It's different then a 2-stroke. You can't just kick it furiously like a 2-stroke either. finding TDC helps too.
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Don't give it any throttle!! It helps to hold the front brake in to prevent accidentally rolling the throttle. Find TDC, then give it a smooth kick.

Tony, watch this method, it helped me get the hang of starting my 525SMR without much effort

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stay ontop of the valves too...

but once you find the technique, it will start every time.
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My Cannondale 440 4 stroke with electric start is kick azz, I have with my short height and my Honda XR 250
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Reason why, I am looking to upgrade the RMZ. I might get an 09 CFR.
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Tony... are you having an issue starting the bike, because the bike is so tight that it's hard to kick, or are you having trouble getting the bike to fire?

If it's tight... like most things in this world, they(it) will loosen up over time and with lots of useage. Also, if you have a decompression lever, use it.

If it not firing up... over time you will find/develop a system that your bike likes to wake up to. Mine is... fuel on, two quick twistes on the trottle, open choke, and hit the start button. one or three twistes, and the bike doesn't start the first time.
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my yz is

...petcock.choke. little kicks to TDC. twist. twist. kick!

if that doesn't work after 3 tries, then it is: WOT, kick! that usually gets some noise but doesn't start. then it's little kick. kick! and away i go.


if i give it anymore than twist twist it will want to flood.
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