Starting the bike...
Posted December 16, 2002 - 03:58 PM
After warming-up the bike, when I rev the engine, I notice black smoke coming out of the exhaust... But after riding a bit, the smoke is gone... This all happen in the first start of the day... Why???
Posted December 17, 2002 - 10:56 PM
i would say that the smoke when it starts is because you tryso hard and for so long to start it.
so why doesn't it start? well the technique is a big thing with these machines and it's a point that doesn't get mentioned too often on this site or anywhere for that matter.
i think you should get a #60SJ and meet other WR riders to discuss the starting technique.
Posted December 17, 2002 - 11:34 PM
Clean carb fire up easily.
Posted December 18, 2002 - 04:52 AM
That kick out the "starting technique problem" anymore ideas??
Posted December 18, 2002 - 02:02 PM
Here is my drill:
Depress the kickstart lever until it resists;
pull in your decompression lever and push the kickstarter down no more than 1 inch;
release the decompression lever and allow the kickstarter to go to its' highest point;
then kickstart the bike in one long deliberate motion, gaining speed throughout the stroke.
Use the choke when it is cold; use the hot-start if the bike has gone down. The procedure is simple, but I believe that it MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY.
Good luck, and I hope that you overcome the starting issues.
Posted December 18, 2002 - 03:34 PM