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got my new bike from the dealer on friday i got home and this thing is a pain to get started once i get it started it runs fine but if a stail it out it wont start back up and i end up with a dead battary please help
 

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QUOTE (hpfreek @ Jul 2 2007, 01:57 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2620
got my new bike from the dealer on friday i got home and this thing is a pain to get started once i get it started it runs fine but if a stail it out it wont start back up and i end up with a dead battary please help
Are you using the choke knob? (plastic black under the upper frame on the left)
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Are you waitting for the fuel pump to shut off befor you start it up.. & then stay off the gas?? I know when I 1st got mine I was use to my Z & on start up in needs abit of fuel, & ya need to be on the gas, I flooded my kfx a few times when I 1st got it b/c I was thinking it needed fuel but w/ that FI it does not need any...
 

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it'll get better with more hours on the motor i have like 4 or 5 on mine now and its starting to get better. If you stall it try pull starting it, it will fire right up rolled it down hill a few times when i stalled it and it fired after it turned over like twice.
 

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I forgot about that as ZButcher mentioned you cannot touch the throttle when starting this bike or it will flood. I've made that mistake myself a few times in the beginning.

So the keys to starting the KFX 450 are:

1.) pulled the black knob to engage the choke
2.) press the start button (without giving it gas)
3.) it should start a little quicker after the 10 hour break in
 

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Change the battery to a YUASA YTZ7S the same one as in the TRX450r the stock battery has 85 CCA's and the YTZ7S has 135 CCa's this helps a ton, but as said it will start better after 10 hrs...good luck
 

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Not to rain on anybodies parade here. But the starting issues is now the make or break point, weather I keep it or sell. I now have over 20 hours on my KXF plus 4 motos. My Quad has been back twice for starting, stalling issues. They have look at everything including TPS. Telling me to install a kick starter to solve my problem is laughable. Other than that, I love this Quad !
 

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QUOTE (shock2u @ Jul 3 2007, 02:36 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2654
Not to rain on anybodies parade here. But the starting issues is now the make or break point, weather I keep it or sell. I now have over 20 hours on my KXF plus 4 motos. My Quad has been back twice for starting, stalling issues. They have look at everything including TPS. Telling me to install a kick starter to solve my problem is laughable. Other than that, I love this Quad !
Spoken very well agree 100% I'm going to give the battery suggestion a shot and see if that improves things. Racing XC and hole shots have been tough with the slow starting
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Don't get me wrong any suggests are helpful. I'm going to try the battery suggest also. I just feel that this major issue with starting problems and Kaw needs to address it. I just want my quad back !!!!
 

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Post up after you guys try the battery swap, and let us know how it's doing.
 

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Sure thing, i'll put it back together tonight after i change the plug. I'll snap a pic then for ya.
 

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QUOTE (madracing @ Jul 3 2007, 01:49 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2656
Spoken very well agree 100% I'm going to give the battery suggestion a shot and see if that improves things. Racing XC and hole shots have been tough with the slow starting
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dealer did not check the battary before delivery to make sure it had a full charge so i pulled it out and put it on a trickle charger starts just fine now .battaries develope a memory for a full charge from there first charge they receive so let it charge at 6amps for ten hours for a full charge
 

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But wouldn't the battery charge to a full state after riding on it for a while??
 
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