Kick starting "the beast"
Posted October 25, 2005 - 06:56 AM
Okay. Giggle if you must, but I have never had a bike with a kick start before. All previous rides had the magic e button. With my new ride (WR450) I seem to battle to start the bike when it is hot and it was suggested / recommended in these forums to just kickstart the thing. I have heard that it rebounds and all sorts nasty things. I have tried as per the manual but to date have not succeeded. Any tips please (guess I am opening myself up to some serious abuse but I am sure there must be some good samaritans with some helpful advice).
Posted October 25, 2005 - 10:10 AM
Posted October 25, 2005 - 10:20 AM
My 450 really doesn't want to fire up without it, but sparks up in 2-3 revolutions with it pulled in. Or one good long kick. (imagine trying to kick 'through' the stroke of the kicker)
Remember also - absolutely no throttle
Posted October 28, 2005 - 03:08 AM
The tips have paid off as I can now successfully start "the beast" whithout having to look stupid. The link provided clark4131 did the trick.
Posted October 28, 2005 - 12:33 PM