Posted October 16, 2002 - 07:32 AM
When I stall the bike, if I still have some momentum, or a downhill is near, I found that I can leave it in gear, pull in my decompression lever, and crack the throttle a skosh, and the bike wicks to life.
Searched, but did not see anything good or bad regarding this.
No problems or stay away?
Posted October 16, 2002 - 07:48 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 07:50 AM
With that said, damn near every time I "stall" my bike, it usually pushes my buttons in a way that I wack her back to life just as you describe............it's been discussed before. Some say you can hit your valves with the piston by participating in these types of activities, but as I remember the consensus was that there is no problem bump starting the beast.
How's that for a completely Non-Definitive answer ..........
Posted October 16, 2002 - 07:51 AM
Roost on Bro....
Posted October 16, 2002 - 10:48 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 11:22 AM
What I do is hold the comp release, shift into 2nd or 3rd, roll down, release the clutch, and very soon after, release the comp release. I've done it dozens of times and believe that it will not cause any ill effects to your engine.
In a couple of short years, my now 13 year old will be kicking my arse on the trails and then I'll need to teach him how to bump start his thumper after frequently waiting for me (if he lets me ride with him ).
Posted October 16, 2002 - 12:54 PM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 01:58 PM
I started doing it at the local track so I wouldn't get run over, I have had no problems, so I keep doing it???
Either that or get run over.
Seriously, like x2smoker I do it all the time. If I'm going to stop along the trail I will try to do it where I can leave myself even a little bit of a down slope. Bumping is so much easier than kicking. Also, I do stall my bike from time to time and if the bike is still moving at all, a quick stab at the clutch and decomp lever always works for me.
Posted October 16, 2002 - 11:41 PM
Posted October 17, 2002 - 03:49 AM
Posted October 17, 2002 - 07:13 AM
Posted October 17, 2002 - 12:56 PM
Posted October 17, 2002 - 06:46 PM
Posted October 18, 2002 - 02:39 AM
I wasn't making remarks about your mechanical abilities, just that the "Shade Tree" mechanics out there seem to always come out with some far fetch sense of reality gained from some Drunk Front, BS session they attended at one time or another.
Posted October 18, 2002 - 10:10 PM