WRs hard to start!!!
Posted September 12, 2000 - 03:58 PM
I went into the garage and my 10 yr old son was starting his XR75, showing off to his buddies by reving it up in the garage. I asked him (half joking) if he would like to try and start the Blue Beast.
He wanted to go for it, so I gave him a quick lesson on how to tickle the beast, held the bike on the stand for him, and on his fourth try (it took him a couple times to figure out the compression release) she came to life.
Hard to start? Not Mine.....
Posted September 12, 2000 - 04:39 PM
Posted September 13, 2000 - 01:40 AM
I never understand why some people make a huge deal out of a electric start. That is just plain lazyness to me Electric start buttons are far my 62 year old father in law and even he won't use one. He says the day he can't kick a bike over is the day he gives up the sport. Just extra weight.
Dougie, '99 WR400 with a lot of dumb, stupid, here take my money, I have to have them but they don't make me a better rider extra mods.
(Except the dampner )
[This message has been edited by Dougie (edited 09-13-2000).]
Posted September 13, 2000 - 01:55 AM
your in the middle of a wood, there is nowhere to put your left foot, people are qeuing up behind questioning your parenthood & your right to continue living.
what are you doing? er um looking for tdc actually, hot start out, hot start back in. oh dear, it's stalled.
not only is kickstart neolithic, the WR will be the last (new)jap model where this is acceptable. from now on no leccy start will be a sin nisi.
why didn't we get even the auto decomp?
your young lad wants to be signed up by an american football team. he's got to have the right leg of a horse! the boys a star.
Posted September 13, 2000 - 07:50 AM
After watching Mike from Silicon Valley at Stonyford I can see the benefit of the e-button. Stalled out on a steep hill side is not the place you want to be when you start the bike on the kickstand when it's on flat ground.
See ya in Moab,
Posted September 15, 2000 - 11:19 AM
Posted September 15, 2000 - 11:41 AM
Have you adjusted the fuel screw to richen the mixture? I couldn't even get mine to start after removing the air box lid until I backed out the fuel screw to 2.5 turns.