Check your valves... I bet the intakes are tight. Get them shimmed right and she'll start 1st kick.
This is not normal, fyi. Sounds like most likely a carb cleaning/tuning issue (stuck float maybe), or the valves are tight. A properly tuned/maintained bike should start on the first or second kick.Mine is always hard to start the way I get mine to start is keep the fuel off and choke on then once it kicks over for a second then I turn the choke off and it takes a couple more kicks.
After u adjusted ur valves it started right up? Mines use to start 1st kick now it takes a couple kicks.Yup I have close to same problem on mine need the valves adjusted.
Im having the same problem with my 05 450r i just purchased it for a steal, previous owner said it needs new spark plug in a couple months but bike will either start up after 30 kicks or after 2 once it’s warm. Kick start has way too much compression. Did you figure out problem with yours?Hello everyone I've just joined and already this forum has been very helpful. I just bought a '05 450R a few days ago at a steal of a price. I have two other Honda utility ATV's and have loved them so I jumped on this when I seen it. However, I'm having some issues with it... It is very hard to kick start. When I say that I mean 30-40 tries and this thing just won't fire up. When it finally does, it runs great. Once running and warm there are no problems throughout the RPM range. No bogging, stalling, or anything. It's just getting the darn thing started. Let me provide some more info. The quad is all stock internally as far as I know. Even the air filter and box are unmodded. Where I live is about mid forties temperatures right now, but the quad is kept in a heated garage. Elevation is 549 feet. When trying to start I read to kick it on the compression cycle, which I've tried. I also read to pump the throttle once or twice before kicking, which I've tried. I've also read to choke it, kick once, then un-choke and kick, which I've tried. All to no avail. This is the first kick start I've owned and I'm not very knowledgeable around a carb. I've already downloaded the free service manual off here and read the sticky about carb jetting to try to gain a little more understanding (both are very helpful thanks!) I guess what I'm looking for is some tips or pointers to lead me in the right direction on what is going on. It's very frustrating reading how everyone else's fires in 1-2 kicks! haha Any help is greatly appreciated and thanks!
This thread is from 2013. See the dates at the top left of each post that’s when they were made. I made the same mistake myself.Im having the same problem with my 05 450r i just purchased it for a steal, previous owner said it needs new spark plug in a couple months but bike will either start up after 30 kicks or after 2 once it’s warm. Kick start has way too much compression. Did you figure out problem with yours?