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  • kx256

Posted December 05, 2006 - 11:26 AM

#1

Anyone have a hard time getting a 07 started. This is my first new bike that has been this hard to start. I've only got about an hour on it so that might be it but I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem.

  • kxman

Posted December 05, 2006 - 12:02 PM

#2

I had a hard time starting my 06 when I first got it. I was used to a 2 stroke. Depending on the temp., first time starting for the day, I give it from 2 to 4 twist of the throttle, pull out choke. Then do not touch the throttle while kicking. I grab onto the handlebars but not the grip. Kick it fully through, nice long smooth kicks, and it will start right up.
When my bike was new I tried to start it as soon as I got it home and wore myself out. After learning the procedure it starts very easy. As a matter of fact I can and have started it with my hand.

  • ausgeflippt13

Posted December 05, 2006 - 12:18 PM

#3

if you're still having trouble, try kicking it like how the old BSA's and Nortons and other brit bikes like to be started: by kicking it hard with the comp release open, but about a third of the way thru the kick let it go fast (let it go similarly to popping a clutch). this will get you past TDC and allow you enough momentum in the motor to get more than a stroke or two (which is most likely your problem). The ignition will kick in and you'll be running.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 05, 2006 - 01:35 PM

#4

Of all the hundreds of old British bikes I've started, I never did anything like that.

Besides, are you going to help him find the compression release on his '07?

  • WB450

Posted December 06, 2006 - 09:36 AM

#5

Anyone have a hard time getting a 07 started. This is my first new bike that has been this hard to start. I've only got about an hour on it so that might be it but I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem.


My 07 was the same way, 3 to 4 twists on the throttle and smooth kicks did the trick.

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  • kyle450rider

Posted December 06, 2006 - 04:30 PM

#6

Of all the hundreds of old British bikes I've started, I never did anything like that.

Besides, are you going to help him find the compression release on his '07?


What was your favorite of the hundred's of british bikes you owned?

  • grayracer513

Posted December 06, 2006 - 05:17 PM

#7

What was your favorite of the hundred's of british bikes you owned?

Didn't own hundreds, but I worked on them for a living, and of those I did own, there are several I wished I had never sold. There were so many great ones. One of my own favorites was the '71 BSA B50MX. Another one was the G85 Matchless with the factory Rickman frame. A couple of Goldstars, and a pair of Norton twins. I also had an early Triumph Trident for a while.

Only the singles had compression releases.

  • kyle450rider

Posted December 07, 2006 - 06:13 AM

#8

I really like the old triumphs.

  • kx256

Posted December 07, 2006 - 09:59 AM

#9

I went to practice last night and after my first moto it started pretty easy. It just made me a little nervous that a new bike wasn't firing right away. I had an RMZ 450. It feels good to get on something with 5 gears.

  • DrThumper

Posted December 07, 2006 - 11:37 AM

#10

The Old Just-learning-how-to-start-a-thumper-routine again. Don't worry Grasshopper, soon it'll be as routine as blowing your nose.

  • ONLY4STROKES

Posted December 07, 2006 - 01:51 PM

#11

A few quick blips of the throttle helps to prime the accelerator pump for starting.

Being smooth and quick is emphasized. No need to ironman the thing.





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