New to Kicking question?
Posted April 15, 2002 - 03:54 AM
Sorry if this seems like a stupid question but kicking in the wrong place bloody hurt!
Thanks Big Girl's blouse.
Posted April 15, 2002 - 04:59 AM
Hot- same sequence, no choke, NO twisting throttle. If bike was dumped pull hot start button instead of choke
Posted April 15, 2002 - 05:29 PM
Hot, no choke or throttle. If dumped, I'll pull the hot start and kick it through a few times with the decompression lever pulled. Kick it, if it doesn't start push the hotstart back in, kick it and it'll start.
Posted April 16, 2002 - 05:08 AM
When HOT: same as above, but no choke, and definately NO GAS! If it doesn't start on the first kick (very rare), then I use the hot start.
Posted April 16, 2002 - 05:36 AM
you will wet foul your plugs if you put to much gass in at first.
Posted April 16, 2002 - 09:18 PM
First - When you get to the "top dead center" (the point that the piston gets to the hardest part of the stroke (compression), and then pull in the compression release lever, don't move the kickstarter more than 1" ( this is critical when learning).
Second - and don't forget to take your finger off the compression release lever immediately after you have moved the kick starter only 1" - BEFORE you kick hard all the way through the stroke.
I have had so many people try to start my YZ 400f since I bought it 4 years ago. It still amazes me how many people mess these steps up, even when I am standing there next to them telling them exactly what to do.
Posted April 16, 2002 - 12:44 PM
they show a video clip with Doug Dubach starting
the bike. there is 2-3 clips with him starting the bike cold and hot!Go to the wr426, it will say starting tips.watch it a couple of times,then go sart your bike! lol
[ April 16, 2002: Message edited by: BigDesto ]
Posted April 16, 2002 - 02:04 PM
Posted April 16, 2002 - 04:19 PM
That shorter kicker sounds like what I've been looking for. Even with a 34" inseam, I'm embarrassed to say that I have a helluva time getting my leg high enough for the stock kicker!
Not so flexible in my hips anymore so I use my crutch-stand to get enough leg into it. If I have to remove it for race rules or kill it in soft stuff where the stand sinks, I'm in trouble. Maybe there are other solutions? Otherwise, let me know if you decide to sell that shorter one, I've heard they are available from Yamaha, but have only seen the high-dollar aftermarket billet ones. Too much $!
Posted April 16, 2002 - 08:55 PM
Posted April 17, 2002 - 09:39 PM