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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

My 2000 RC doesn't like to start after it's been ridden and brought up to temp. It cranks hard and fires right up when completely cold. If I ride it and try to start it within 30 minute or less it cranks slow and I have to use the throttle to get it running. I just replaced the battery thinking that was the problem but it's still happening. Anyone experienced this or have any ideas?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 10:51 PM
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I would try the fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator, mine was doing the same thing and i replaced both just because of the location of them. It was pretty easy once you get the tank off, took me about and hour and the bike runs great and starts without adding throttle at all.

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Went ahead and ordered a fuel filter and pressure regulator. I also ordered air cleaners because they are probably original and the previous owner lived on a long dirt driveway. I'll check the plugs too just to make sure they still look good. I'll let you know how it goes. Any tips on taking the tank off or getting to the plugs? I haven't been in there yet.
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Pull the fuel return hose off the pressure regulator and use a funnel to (slowly) drain the fuel into a container. Try to burn off as much fuel as possible to lighten your load (so to speak).
Then you can tilt the tank up and disconnect the fuel feed banjo bolt. It's a pretty tight bolt.
There still will be residual fuel in the tank that's hard to drain.
So you might be able to sit the tank in a large pan when you loosen the bolts for the fuel pump to change the filter.
It might not create as much of a (flammable) mess.
You might be able to use a paper coffee filter to strain that fuel back into the container.

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