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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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I got a 2000 model Yamaha R6 and it has trouble starting whith the choke/engine cold. With the engine warm she starts with a little bit of throttle(normal). But when i start her for first time in morning or night with choke (cold engine) it just cranks. I got to crank it for like 6 secondes 3-4 times for it to start. However if I use a little bit of throttle (with or without choke) she starts right up? When you wake a bike up from hibernation its normal for it to need a couple 6-7 second cranks to get going. maybe even choke +throttle. But every time! Im taking her in for first maintenance and will ask whats up but maybe somebody out there can tip me on whats up here.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 04:27 PM
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What is your idle set at? It could be set too low, i think that it should be around 1300-1500 rpms but check your owners manual.

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Toy, I am going to move this thread into the "How do I" forum. You're likely to get more responses there. Thanks!

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Idle being low was a possibility from when she was new. It was down around 1000rpm. But i got over 1000km's(600+ miles)now. Idle has now set itslef at 1300rpm wich manual says is right.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2000, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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I can let her sit over night and she doesn't like choke (unless i do it like you with bit of throttle). Or i can let her sit a week and same thing. Well i guess this is a yamaha thing. If the shop tells me its normal to, like everyone else is. Then i'll let it be.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-16-2000, 03:44 AM
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How many days do you let the bike sit
betweem starts? Usually when my R1 is cold
I have to use choke and a little throttle
to get it started. What you are saying sounds
normal to me.

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I have the same experience as Chris has with my R1. Staring from cold, I give it full choke and about one quarter throttle and she fires up first time. I had a 1998 Honda Fireblade before the R1 and it just needed choke only. Dunno why the yamahas are different that way but it seems its just the way they are. I can actually start mine from cold using no choke and a good dose of throttle if I want (but my bike has been dyno jetted so shes probably running a little richer than stock anyway). Don't worry about it.

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Hey Ferg,

I hate to get off topic in my own damn
forum but what the hell... What's your riding
style? Myself, I'm a squid but the difference
is I can take the corners too.

At my old job we had many interns from
Ireland. They had me convinced for the longest
time that Ireland is all dirt roads. We
USA'rs have a funny concept of Ireland having
never been there.

R1s absolutley rock!

Take it easy,
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One other thing to consider - your idle mixture. It is set by airscrews that are capped at the factory. Problem is, that in the three sets of carbs that I have "unplugged", I have yet to find any 2 set the same. Some were closed completely, and some were 4 turns open. Equalizing these screw settings always improves idle, starting, and off-idle acceleration.

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Ok everybody thanks for the input. The dealer says bike is set right and everybody i know says they got the same thing with there Yamahas. So I'm satisfied/suprised with this and will let it be. Yeah irishbiker_r1 mine starts from cold with just throtle to. What i do now is start with throtle, then put on the choke for few secs. Im not a big choke fan anyway so even though bike is cold i just blip the throtle every now and again while im putting on my gear. If need be i'll hold the revs at 3000 manualy till shes ready.

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