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yzf426 not starting

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#1
It is a 01 yzf426.

So far i have tried pulling it off with a ATV in 3rd gear, kicking it a million times and rolling it down the hill.

I checked the spark plugs, it doesnt show a spark but when you hold it it will shock you.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
 

Rich Rohrich

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#2
Start with the basics.

- Verify the carb pilot jet is clean and the air bleeds in the carb aren't plugged up.
- Check the valve clearances.
- Check the coil wire, spark plug cap, and coil ground.
- Put in FRESH gas and a NEW plug.
 
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#3
I am just getting back into dirt bikes. The last bike i owned was a 88 honda, needless to say i dont really know all about what you are saying rich.

The only thing i have done so far is put in frsh gas.

I believe i will take it to the shop and let them work on it and also pick up a owners manual.

Thanks for the help.

*EDIT- I did a search and read a thread were a guy was planning on buying one, another fellow posted that there was a certain sequence to start the bike, and he diddnt list that sequence, so if anyone knows it will you enlighten me please.
 

bsmith

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That sequence is on here, try searching for YZF 400's as well. The had the same sequence.

1 Pray
2 face bike north
3 Pray
4 Kick
5 if you held on to the throttle and cracked it open a millimeter, park and try again tomorrow
6 Take asprin for the pain in your leg
7 :laugh:
 
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#5
that's about right for the first time you try. You will get better at the ritual as time goes on.