Starting Technique



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  • Team_Oatmeal_Pie

Posted June 07, 2000 - 01:47 PM

#1

I have a question regarding the starting technique. Everything I read in the mags always says how hard 4 strokes are to start, even the manual says use the comp release to find TDC then kick it without the comp release. I have always kicked twice quickly with the comp release in and release it half way through the 2nd kick and it starts everytime, I have always done this on my xr's too. I dont think this hurts the bike at all, although some 2smoke owner told me its wrong and bad for the bike, I dont believe it, but could there be any truth to what he says,

  • MotoGreg

Posted June 07, 2000 - 04:31 PM

#2

I guess it's okay as long as it never kicks back at your leg. I know if you try to start it the regular way and the engine isn't in the right spot it'll kick back HARD.

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  • Bryan Bosch

Posted June 07, 2000 - 06:26 PM

#3

The reason for this is that many 4's don't have an automatic decompression system like the KTM's and VOR to name a few. This does make starting easier. The entire XR line (except for the 600) is easy to start becuase of reletively low compression. I hope the new WR's have the auto decompression feature. It would be a nice touch.

  • AngryCandy

Posted June 08, 2000 - 06:47 AM

#4

This was posted by Richard on the YZ board...

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This is one I learned from a mag. During a race I would sometimes stall in a corner. I would still have momentum but not enough to turn the engine.

Pull the compression release in, let out the clutch, and release the lever while rolling on the throttle. You can do this in first gear and start. I can even get the bike started on a small whoop. Warning. Don't pull the compression release in all the way or it valve could hit the piston, only a very very light pressure on the lever is required. If you practice it is a life saver in a moto or when you are tired on a long trail ride.
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