Posted January 19, 2010 - 04:32 AM
Thanks for any help.
Posted January 19, 2010 - 09:55 AM
Posted January 19, 2010 - 09:12 PM
Posted January 20, 2010 - 01:14 AM
It doesn't fire when using the de-compression lever, but if someone can get a good kick from top dead centre it usually goes first kick. I just can't get enough of a kick to get it to fire from there.
Had the same problem, bought a 1999 model and did not know how to start the animal. Had a buddy come over, works at a racing shop, and he did the following:
open fuel tap
put the bike on it's side and drained some fuel
pull cold start choke
we ran with the bike in 5th gear and popped the clutch, bike backfired
then got on the bike, pushed the kickstart down untill hard compression
pull the de-comp lever, and push kickstart further down 1-2 inches
release de-comp lever (with kickstart still in 1-2" position) and kicked the bike like you mean it. DO NOT TWIST THE TROTTLE AT ANY POINT.
Bike started with 1st kick. No problem since, hot or cold start.
This is a real newbie explanation, but it's the best I can describe it. And yes, I am a newbie at 4-stroke kick-start. Hope you come right.
Posted January 20, 2010 - 02:44 AM