New to this please help!

oogieboogie
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12/25/2017 1:12pm
guys and gals I have rode street bikes for over a decade butt just recently bought my first dirt bike to ride at the farm. It's a 99 Honda cr250. My question is that here I Ohio it gets chilly and she doesn't wanna start. I'm wearing out the inside of my right calf. Please give me some info
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12/25/2017 1:27pm Edited Date/Time 12/25/2017 1:27pm
Merry Christmas vitards.
Acidreamer
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12/25/2017 1:36pm
Turn ya choke on and get some muscle chicken legs. My kx450 is fuel injected and it takes 40 kicks to start in 5deg weather
downard254
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12/25/2017 1:42pm
Pull the carb and give it a thorough cleaning, check compression and maybe put a new ring and/or piston in it depending on how it looks. My two stroke 250’s have always started even in the cold on less than 6 kicks.

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jeffro503
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12/25/2017 1:44pm
Spark
Air
Fuel

Oh yeah and tranny oil among some other things. But those three items listed above , if you got it , you're close to getting it fired up.
DPR250R
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12/25/2017 2:16pm
Check your reeds.
pmshortt2
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12/25/2017 2:19pm
Go buy a brand new CRF450r, e start, problem solved
ledger
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12/25/2017 2:57pm
Pull the spark plug, clean it, install it, fire it up. It works.... sometimes.
motogrady
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12/25/2017 3:42pm Edited Date/Time 12/25/2017 3:44pm
Find a hill, or get a buddy, make sure the gas is on, the run switch is on, push it as fast as you can,
jump on it while it's moving, pull in the clutch, up shift into 2nd and plop down on the seat at the same time.
If the tire skids up shift into 3rd, open and close the throttle as its turning over while it's moving, until it starts to fire.

It fires off, pull in the clutch, revving up and down until the thing clears out.

You've probably flooded the thing.
Pull the spark plug, it's wet, you flooded it.
If flooded, turn the gas off, spark plug out, kick the hell out of it for awhile, blow that excess fuel out of it, try again.

Welcome to 1969 starting technique for a 2 stroke.
kzizok
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12/25/2017 5:02pm Edited Date/Time 12/25/2017 7:40pm
HELP!

You happen to know anyone that rides in Israel (http://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Offroad-biking-in-Israel,13…)?

If not, there is a pretty famous guy from Bethlehem. Today is his birthday, although don’t know how much riding he does as I think he’s getting a little long in the tooth. Heard he can pond skim better than Pastrami though. Like, he can skim on water, forever.

Much ty

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magoo1982
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12/25/2017 5:12pm Edited Date/Time 12/25/2017 5:14pm
back in the day we d pull plug and heat it up when cold , seemed to help ease starting ...plus burn off any excess oil if flooded ..
motogrady
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12/25/2017 5:23pm Edited Date/Time 12/25/2017 5:27pm
magoo1982 wrote:
back in the day we d pull plug and heat it up when cold , seemed to help ease starting ...plus burn off any excess oil...
back in the day we d pull plug and heat it up when cold , seemed to help ease starting ...plus burn off any excess oil if flooded ..
Smile

Geez, thought I was the only guy to try that. Propane torch, tip of plug red hot, slap that sucker in with gloves on,
Kick it quick, does sometimes work.

Guys will jump all on this, but, a can of starting fluid, 2 squirts directly into the carb, was a Godsend on the starting line when I raced a yz 465 open bike.
And before anyone chimes in on how bad it is for the motor, I never seized that bike 2 years running.
slipdog
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12/25/2017 5:26pm
kzizok wrote:
HELP! You happen to know anyone that rides in Israel (http://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Offroad-biking-in-Israel,1331642)? If not, there is a pretty famous guy from Bethlehem. Today is his birthday, although...
HELP!

You happen to know anyone that rides in Israel (http://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Offroad-biking-in-Israel,13…)?

If not, there is a pretty famous guy from Bethlehem. Today is his birthday, although don’t know how much riding he does as I think he’s getting a little long in the tooth. Heard he can pond skim better than Pastrami though. Like, he can skim on water, forever.

Much ty

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Oogie Boogie, Bro!
tempura
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12/25/2017 6:29pm
Drop half a cup of tiger semen in the tank..Ronnie says it works well..
much ty
magoo1982
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12/25/2017 6:54pm
magoo1982 wrote:
back in the day we d pull plug and heat it up when cold , seemed to help ease starting ...plus burn off any excess oil...
back in the day we d pull plug and heat it up when cold , seemed to help ease starting ...plus burn off any excess oil if flooded ..
motogrady wrote:
:) Geez, thought I was the only guy to try that. Propane torch, tip of plug red hot, slap that sucker in with gloves on, Kick...
Smile

Geez, thought I was the only guy to try that. Propane torch, tip of plug red hot, slap that sucker in with gloves on,
Kick it quick, does sometimes work.

Guys will jump all on this, but, a can of starting fluid, 2 squirts directly into the carb, was a Godsend on the starting line when I raced a yz 465 open bike.
And before anyone chimes in on how bad it is for the motor, I never seized that bike 2 years running.
Learned that when I was a teen, from some guys that started racin back in the 60s . Had actually forgot about till I saw this post , don't ride much in winter anymore ...

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