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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-20-2015, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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after my rebuild.......Poor starting?

So after I rebuilt my top end on my 2008 Prowler XT 650 it starts hard! Runs great after it starts and starts right up after it's warmed up. It just takes a long time to start after it sits for a period of time.
Is it something I could have done with the carb installation after the rebuild? It has better power than it has had in the past and runs smooth, just poor starting issues......Help please!!!
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When you say starts hard do you mean it's hard to turn over or it turns over easy just doesn't fire up right away? If it's the latter I think I know a simple fix you can try.

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I your problem is only after it sits for several days and when you go to start it cranks over good but takes a long time to start try this. There's a hose that comes on the carb on the driver's side and ends behind the clutch intake (at least that's how my '07 is). Just tilt the bed and put a bolt in the hose, you be amazed how easy it starts. I've been told that the hose is for the carb to adjust for atmospheric pressure but really don't know for sure. What I do know is if I take the bolt out it is hard to start again.

Give it a try you won't be out any money if it doesn't work for you.
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I your problem is only after it sits for several days and when you go to start it cranks over good but takes a long time to start try this. There's a hose that comes on the carb on the driver's side and ends behind the clutch intake (at least that's how my '07 is). Just tilt the bed and put a bolt in the hose, you be amazed how easy it starts. I've been told that the hose is for the carb to adjust for atmospheric pressure but really don't know for sure. What I do know is if I take the bolt out it is hard to start again.

Give it a try you won't be out any money if it doesn't work for you.
I'll certainly give it a try mlh! I rolls over great, just takes forever to fire up when the motor is cold. Even when it sits in my heated garage! Once it starts and I run it to operating temperatures it starts great. Cool it down and poor starts again. I hooked the battery charger up to it and gave it a boost and that made no difference.
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Sounds like mine, only thing I can figure is it fuel evaporation. I tried putting a check valve between the pump and the tank thinking the fuel was draining back down and that didn't help. The bolt trick worked, I read about it somewhere on the web.

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Mine does the same thing! Will do the bolt trick in the morning!

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A bolt is cheaper than upgrading to fuel injection

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A bolt is cheaper than upgrading to fuel injection
That's for sure.....
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And another happy camper! Great trick, and better yet it works!

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And another happy camper! Great trick, and better yet it works!
Hope it works for them also, I've taken the bolt out a couple times and always put it back in.

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