dead engine race starts....need help
Posted August 25, 2000 - 03:22 AM
-Lee in Memphis-
2000 wr400, airbox cover removed, scotts steering dampner, powercore IV2sa, yz tank and seat, raptor clutch perch.....on and on...
Posted August 25, 2000 - 04:25 AM
I've been racing GNCC and hare scrambles for about three years, and with a large bore fourstroke it is hard to get enough "rpm" on the crank to start the bike in gear(on the first kick). I tried this for a while, but I had the same problem your having. What you should to try is starting the bike in neutral with hand on clutch, one hard kick, then drop to first and hang on!!! I've been starting this way for the last 13 races and the bike has only misfired once(dead last in the woods), all the other times I've hit the woods in 7th or better. One thing you need to rember is you will NOT be able to hear your motor when it fires because of the other bikes, you just have to "trust" your technique and "know" the bike is running after the first kick.
This is a good procedure but you need to practice to find the most consistant way to get the bike to fire on the first kick.
Hope this helps,(let me know how it's going)
Posted August 25, 2000 - 05:55 AM
then shut it off in gear holding the cluch in
set the decomp and wait. this always works for me.good luck. try it alot first
Posted August 25, 2000 - 06:02 AM
Chris in the Mojave
Posted August 25, 2000 - 08:43 AM
Are your races front fender starts or sitting on the bike?
[This message has been edited by Tree Crippler (edited 08-25-2000).]
Posted August 25, 2000 - 04:31 PM
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Posted August 25, 2000 - 05:29 PM
Posted August 25, 2000 - 11:16 PM