Couple of issues

batracing17

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I purchased a 2002 SXR 600 triple. A lot of sled for me but it was a good deal.
This thing is a beast cold start, practically rips my arms off. I take the air box off, spray some carb cleaner inside the carbs and it pulls over no problem. I don't want to have to do that every time and I know it's not the best solution. Any suggestions? It has the option for an electric start but a few people said they didn't like it because the battery is usually dead when you need it most.
Also, I lightly press the throttle and all it does is rev. I keep slowly pressing the throttle, and it revs more until it decides to take off like a shot. Doing this in reverse is worse. It practically throws me over the windshield. Is there an adjustment I can make to prevent this?
I am very mechanically inclined (at least with vehicles) and always willing to learn how to fix anything.
 

ironman_gq

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Can't help with the starting, your trying to spin 3 cylinders, it's going to take some effort. As for the reving, start with the clutch, see what primary spring is in there. If that's all stock, try a new belt. My bet is someone put a higher engagment spring in the primary or swapped the weights out for some that have an engagement notch in them. Clutches could just need a good cleaning as well, make sure all the rollers roll smoothly, weight pivot smoothly, sheaves slide smoothly. A worn belt will also cause high engagment, they get narrower and require the primary to close farther before it bites on the belt.
 

batracing17

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Can't help with the starting, your trying to spin 3 cylinders, it's going to take some effort. As for the reving, start with the clutch, see what primary spring is in there. If that's all stock, try a new belt. My bet is someone put a higher engagment spring in the primary or swapped the weights out for some that have an engagement notch in them. Clutches could just need a good cleaning as well, make sure all the rollers roll smoothly, weight pivot smoothly, sheaves slide smoothly. A worn belt will also cause high engagment, they get narrower and require the primary to close farther before it bites on the belt.
Is there a specific length the spring should be? I know there's shorts and longs but don't know the specifics
 

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To help in cold starting, on the last shutdown of the day, deploy the choke to shut it down and it will be easier to pull over the next day you ride it and will start quicker.
Electric start works great on these sleds and I would highly recommend it and then anyone can start it.
The harsh clutch engagement probably is an indication the primary clutch needs to be serviced and calibration checked and if necessary put back to stock specs. You can find stock specs in the TY tech pages.
 

Maim

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sounding like the primary is suffering from a build up of belt dust at minimum. i also reccomend a tear down of the primary clutch for cleaning and inspection. everything should slide and pivot freely without the spring installed. had a few come through my garage that messed up with corrosion and belt dust from sitting.
 


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