Newbie can't start bike!



3 replies to this topic
  • Bobbins

Posted December 10, 2002 - 04:18 AM

#1

I've just bought a really old XL600R Supermoto.
I've never owned a single before and I can't get the hang of kick starting it.
The previous owner disabled the decrompression lever by grinding the end off!
He had no trouble starting it but he wieghs 18 stonne.
I've ordered a new part but I want to ride it now.
My knee is sore, whats the secret?

  • Dutch

Posted December 10, 2002 - 07:48 AM

#2

Searching older postings found this--
http://www.thumperta...=5&o=93&fpart=1

One thing I would like to add is that when you kick it, don't be shy, try to float the valves!

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  • Bobbins

Posted December 10, 2002 - 08:53 AM

#3

Thank you very much for that!
Big singles are a bit of a shock after years of multi-cylinders.
Thanks again!

  • Dutch

Posted December 10, 2002 - 09:49 AM

#4

Oh yeh - they are different - wait untill you come storming out of a corner in third gear with the front wheel in the air! No need to spool up like the multi cylinder bikes.





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