How to Start a Yamaha PW50

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How to Start a Yamaha PW50
Starting a Yamaha PW50 that hasn't run for a while can be a tricky process. (motocross image by Jerome Dancette from Fotolia.com)

Motorcycles, especially those with small engines, can be difficult to start--particularly when not used for an extensive period. There are, luckily, a few tricks to cycle fuel through the carburettor and get the motor started. Doing so can require a few minutes and some patience, but is usually well worth it.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Engine starter fluid (if required)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off the kill switch if it is on. Pull the choke. This is a round black switch on the left side of the motorcycle's engine compartment, coming out of the carburettor assembly. Pull it all the way out to engage.

  2. 2

    Kick start the motorcycle several times. If the bike spits or sputters, you know that the engine is getting fuel. If not, the bike may need a little more help.

  3. 3

    Remove the motorcycle's seat and open the airbox. Spray a little engine starter fluid into the bike's air filter. Then, kick start the motorcycle once again. This bit of starter fluid may help the bike start and circulate fuel more quickly.

  4. 4

    Replace the seat and kick the bike again. If the engine keeps sputtering but wont start, you may have flooded the carburettor. Fully disengage the bike's choke and kick repeatedly. This will work the fuel out of the carburettor.

  5. 5

    Open the bike's seat and try more starter fluid. By this time the motorcycle should have started, but if it hasn't, a final boost of starter fluid should do the trick. Kick the bike with the choke off until it fires over. Add more starter fluid in small amounts as necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Knowing your motorcycle is the best way to learn to start it. Just like any other task, starting a motorcycle the right way takes practice and experience.

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