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July 9th, 2021, 12:16 AM   #1
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2008 FE550 hot start

Not sure if mechanical or other tech, but how do you hot start your FE550? I was caught out yesterday, stalled my Husa, quickly emptied the battery trying to restart electrically and then myself trying to kicking-start. Only after a 30min cooldown could I get it to run.

I tried to mess with the hot start choke, throttle positions, etc., but frankly, I don't know what I am doing. It might be me, it might be the machine. So how do you start yours? Should it fire up immediately with no hot choke or throttle? That was what I was going for at first. Also, the battery drained pretty fast so I replaced it, but the new one also does not get many turns. how long should it last?

When cold it just fires up right away by the way.

Thanks in advance

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July 9th, 2021, 12:53 AM   #2
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you need to set the valve clearances!
yoiu need to set the pilot screw under the carb.

they are the two key problems with staring these.

after this it is;
1) the auto decomp spring is too weak and so you get full compression straight away. I sell a mofdified spring.
2) starter repair kit. the gears slip.
3) they only need a 'red hot start button' if they are running rich. I sell a leaner jetting kit. with a lean kit...they never need it and that goes for any bike.

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