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I've always hard problems starting my 04 rancher, had a 96 300 and never had problems.
It wont start even on summer Ark days with out choking, then I have to keep the air mix turned up for a long time then after 20 or 30 min of riding, I have to turn the air mix down.

This winter I am having to prime it just to get it to crank even choked and once it is warm, it does the same as above.

Any ideas, I have always used stabil when it is going to set. I have drained the tank, flushed fresh gas through the carb, even changed to the "7" cold weather plug and it still runs the same.

Thanks for the info.
 

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do you have a pipe or anything done to your bike
 

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My friend had that same problem with his 2004 Honda Rancher AT. I took it to a guy I use and I told him the problem that he was having which is more than likely the same as yours. All he did was put a Jet Kit in and no more problem. This is the only thing that my friend did to his Rancher so far other than tires and rims it is all STOCK!
 

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you prolly just need to adjust the mixture screw a bit richer and then adjust the idle and that should do it.Turn the screw in all the way and then back it out about 2 1/2 turns.then set the idle.
 

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will having the carb jetted affect the warranty ?

I was kind thinking that there was some adjustment setup wrong on the electronic part of the carb or choke, but jetts do sound a likely culprit also.
 

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I don't think it will but I would ask the dealer on that just in case. Did you get the Extend warranty with your Rancher?

Becuase if you did after you go through 10" of water your warranty is VOIDED! It said somewhere in the owner manual about it.
 

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i have the same issue

i hae the same thing, even at the dealer when i started it to trailer it home it did that and the guy at the dealer told me that is how they are supposed to be... idk

it takes at least 10 minutes to start that sucker for the first time
 

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GOt a question that i'd like to know...

I start my bike without any problems then few mins laterit dies on me with the choke out. When i slide the choke down and it dies on me immeidately unless i hold the throttle a little open.

Question is why is it doing that ? I tried messing around with the idle screw but no effect.

Brian
 

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My 05 Rancher is hard to start too.I have to use the choke everytime and nurse it along the first few minutes.Once warmed up it's fine.One thing Ive noticed that seems to help is turn the gas off and leave it off as long as possible.
 
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GOt a question that i'd like to know...

I start my bike without any problems then few mins laterit dies on me with the choke out. When i slide the choke down and it dies on me immeidately unless i hold the throttle a little open.

Question is why is it doing that ? I tried messing around with the idle screw but no effect.

Brian
i had the samething happen a couple months ago. i didnt feel like playing with it and took it to the dealer and it had water in the carb. more than likly it is that. but either way it isnt getting enough fuel in the engine without the choke on
 
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