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    How to start Yamaha 1200 XLT

    Im new in the 2-stroke world and have no idea how to start this yamaha 1200 xlt. I even killed the battery trying to do it.


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    try turning the fuel "on".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABBOTT
    try turning the fuel "on".
    Did that. pulled the choke up until it started. It was hessitating a bit though. Took it to the lake and it turned on fine, but kept hesitating, when I accelerate it turns of. Could it be the spark plugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoRXT
    Quote Originally Posted by ABBOTT
    try turning the fuel "on".
    Did that. pulled the choke up until it started. It was hessitating a bit though. Took it to the lake and it turned on fine, but kept hesitating, when I accelerate it turns of. Could it be the spark plugs?
    yea it could be the spark plugs - it could also be bad fuel - or worst case scenario a bad starter.

    I would start with fresh fuel and plugs first - then see what happens.

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    Try putting the fuel knob in reserve. You could have something stuck in the On line.
    How is the shuttlecraft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkF350
    Try putting the fuel knob in reserve. You could have something stuck in the On line.
    How is the shuttlecraft?
    It's great! I jsut wanted go over 2mph with it! Can't wait to get the new rails for the RXT ( $600 ). No offense to the Yamaha owners!

    It is a 2001 XLT with only 48 hours of use! The engine bay looks like new. I hope it's just the plugs which I will change tomorrow. I will call the dealer and see if they filled it up with gas or it was already in the tank. If it was already in the tank I will change the gas and see what happens.

    Thanks a lot for the info guys.

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    If it will start but wont go fast without cutting out then it sounds like its starving for fuel. change the filter.

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    Don't dem Yamahas have a pull cord like the weedeater?

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    ~Charge Battery & check acid/water level in battery
    ~Install New plugs (check gap)
    ~Install New fuel filter (OEM)
    ~Do a compression check to get a baseline

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    Well, not the plugs!

    Took it to the mechanic and the 3 carbs were dead! The accelerator pump too! It was a $500 fix!

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