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Just bought a husky te 410 (left hand kick start.Cannot for

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just bought a husky te 410 (left hand kick start.Cannot for the life of me get it to consistantly kick start.Can tow start ever so easily. Has just been serviced ie new plug filter has plenty of spark. Is there a trick to kick starting a(###) ###-####model
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.


I would suggest trying not to so much kick it but take a slower more
measured approach. Put the choke on and kick it slowly a few
times. Take the choke off. Put some weight on the kick lever
until it feels solid. Take your hand completely off the throttle.
Kick it steady and make a full stroke to the bottom before
you lift your foot again. It does not help to kick over and over
quickly, just doesn't work. You may not need the choke
again right away but if it does not fire, do another kick
with the choke on and then off again.

If it does not start in a few kicks then it might need the carb
cleaned as they can be finicky. Low speed jets could
be clogged up.

Also the valve clearance should be checked to make
sure no valves are tight and leaking compression.

Bigger singles are always a little tough to master.
After owning it awhile you will be more familiar
with it's particular likes and dislikes while starting.

All the bikes of this era were somewhat sensitive
to having the throttle closed until they fired up.

Always use some fresh fuel in case it's been sitting awhile.


Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.
Forgot to mention the valve clearance is set at .004" intake and .005" for
exhaust. That is in thousanths of an inch.


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