My tips for starting a bike :)


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  • Anna

Posted 29 January 2005 - 08:39 PM

#1

I'll just call this "Anna’s hot tips for starting your bike"

I'm pretty sure this won't qualify for a tech article :cry:

I was watching my husband this afternoon from the warmth of the house. He was struggling in the cold to start a dirt bike that had been setting for a couple months. He doesn’t like to take advice from me, being his wife, but you might benefit from my vast knowledge of all things mechanical. :cry:

So here’s Anna’s drill for the hard to start dirt bike. First, make sure that it has fresh fuel. Turn the fuel dealie to “on”. Open the whats-it on the carb. Kick it four times. If it sounds like, coo choo, coo choo, close the whats-it and kick it four more times. Still not running? Open the whats-it again and kick it four more times.

If it hasn’t started by now it may be an electrical problem. Check the thing-a-ma-jig. Pull the thing-a-ma-jig cap off and remove it with a thing-a-ma-jig wrench. Put it back in the cap and hold it against the engine case. Kick it over and check that the thing-a-ma-jig makes a spark. No spark, you need a new thing-a-ma-jig. If it sparks, put it back in.

With the thing-a-ma-jig in, open the whats-it and kick it four times. If it makes a coo choo coo choo pop coo choo pop pop sound; turn the gas thingy a little and kick it again. It should be running now, mine would be.

Hope that helped . . .

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  • ThumperWrench89

Posted 29 January 2005 - 09:22 PM

#2

I tried but the thing wasn't letting me kick the thing which caused the thing to backfire into the other thing which caused a fire. Dam things....

  • PumkinFest

Posted 30 January 2005 - 03:10 AM

#3

nope, my watcha-ma-call it still won't start.

  • frankstr

Posted 30 January 2005 - 04:56 AM

#4

I'm still trying to find the ( what's it on the carb ):cry:

I don't have bad luck,Just not a great deal of good luck:excuseme:

  • dmp437

Posted 30 January 2005 - 05:03 AM

#5

That's what your husband gets for not storing the bike in the dining room during the cold months. He may need some help sliding the table over to make room:thumbsup:

  • CoreyClough

Posted 22 April 2005 - 03:13 PM

#6

This is a good article. Very descriptive. Needs footnotes at the bottom for translation of bike parts. :D :D :D :naughty: :cry: :naughty:

  • teamgreen

Posted 22 April 2005 - 03:19 PM

#7

Uh, actually...

Turn on gas.
Lean bike over 'til gas dribbles outta the over-flow tubes.
Pull choke.
Hit "Starter Button"...

Brap!

Let engine warm 'til it's warm to the touch. Ride away and enjoy! :naughty:

:naughty:

See below for discalimer...


What? Doesn't EVERYONE have the button?

  • Lightningale

Posted 22 April 2005 - 04:30 PM

#8

So far I've kicked it for times in the left side, four times in the right side, Once it fell over, I kicked it four time in the gas tank. Damn thing still won't come to life..... :naughty:

  • TTRBUTCH

Posted 22 April 2005 - 05:43 PM

#9

I'll just call this "Anna’s hot tips for starting your bike"

I'm pretty sure this won't qualify for a tech article :naughty:

I was watching my husband this afternoon from the warmth of the house. He was struggling in the cold to start a dirt bike that had been setting for a couple months. He doesn’t like to take advice from me, being his wife, but you might benefit from my vast knowledge of all things mechanical. :D

So here’s Anna’s drill for the hard to start dirt bike. First, make sure that it has fresh fuel. Turn the fuel dealie to “on”. Open the whats-it on the carb. Kick it four times. If it sounds like, coo choo, coo choo, close the whats-it and kick it four more times. Still not running? Open the whats-it again and kick it four more times.

If it hasn’t started by now it may be an electrical problem. Check the thing-a-ma-jig. Pull the thing-a-ma-jig cap off and remove it with a thing-a-ma-jig wrench. Put it back in the cap and hold it against the engine case. Kick it over and check that the thing-a-ma-jig makes a spark. No spark, you need a new thing-a-ma-jig. If it sparks, put it back in.

With the thing-a-ma-jig in, open the whats-it and kick it four times. If it makes a coo choo coo choo pop coo choo pop pop sound; turn the gas thingy a little and kick it again. It should be running now, mine would be.

Hope that helped . . .


I think Im in love :naughty:

  • Anna

Posted 22 April 2005 - 05:55 PM

#10

Gee... I'm all a blush :naughty:

Corey, you really dug up an old post!





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