Do we really need a hotstart?
Posted July 21, 2006 - 05:31 AM
I think the race teams can get away with removing there hot start because they know exactly what the proper jetting specs are going to be before they start the race. They know what the weather is, how long the race is going to be, who's racing the bike, and have had several practice session to set the bike up properly.
Posted July 21, 2006 - 05:32 AM
Posted July 22, 2006 - 05:39 AM
Posted July 23, 2006 - 11:36 PM
When my motor is very hot, it will usually take 4 or 5 cranks before it starts. If i use the HOT START lever, it will usually start in 1 or 2 cranks. This is using the magic button.
same experience here...115 degree vegas temps necessitate a few extra cranks on the e-start before lighting up..
with the hot start, 1 to 2 cranks.
temps below 100, 1 or 2 cranks whether i use the hot start or not.
Posted July 24, 2006 - 11:35 AM
What problems could possibly be caused by having a hot start? Unless the cable gets kinked or something breaks to cause it malfunction, it doesn't affect jetting in any way, except those few seconds when it is activated.
In my opinion, a hot start circuit is a genius idea and makes 4 strokes starting in hot conditions much easier.
Also, having a hot start circuit available doesn't mean that you don't need to properly jet the carb. The hot start is a safety net for those extreme conditions I discussed earlier.
Have to agree with you on all points here and if you're racing a couple seconds count to most guys, unfortunately not to me
Posted July 24, 2006 - 01:51 PM
Posted July 25, 2006 - 09:43 AM
Posted July 25, 2006 - 10:48 AM
From stone cold, choke on, no throttle - a single tap of the magic button and she's away.
From boiling red hot, full hotstart lever, no throttle - starts in maybe 1/2 a revolution i.e. next to nothing at all.
If the bike has been over - as above, full hotstart.
All other times, no hotststart, no throttle - starts in 1-2 revolutions no worries.
Only used the kicker for fun so far, so can't really comment on that....
Posted August 29, 2006 - 03:17 PM