Starting flooded BRP--Arrrggg!

Was web surfing the other day and came across a technique on starting a flooded BRP. Here it is: "Pick up the beast and turn gas off ASAP. Kick the motor through ten times while holding the compression release and throttle wide open. Then start as normal."

I tried it this weekend and it sorta worked. Tried to do a u-turn on soft sand and just planted my head in it instead. Took about a minute to get by bike back upright. Did the drill as mentioned above and the BRP did try to light. Did the drill a second time and she fired right up. Took about one minute versus 5 minutes and cussing like a drunken sailor. Would like to hear any feedback if there are any other techniques beside the QS carb purchase or Qadsan's e-button.

Here's some procedures I've collected along the way on starting a flooded XR650R (stock carb) that some people swear by. Of all the methods listed, methods 1 & 3 are the ones I've been accustomed to and have successfully used with various four stroke bikes. Looks like you've been there and done it, but here's all the suggestions I've collected from various people.

*** METHOD 1 ***

1) Hold the throttle wide open

2) Press and hold the Kill Switch

3) Engage the compression release

4) Kick it briskly 10 times

5) Close the throttle, let off the kill switch and the compression release

6) Now try starting it as you normally do (with no throttle)

7) If it doesn't start within 3 kicks, go back to step one

*** METHOD 2 ***

1) Hold the throttle wide open

2) Engage the compression release

3) Kick it briskly until it pops through the exhaust (excess fuel burning out)

4) Close the throttle, let off the kill switch and the compression release

5) Now try starting it as you normally do (with no throttle)

6) If it doesn't start within 3 kicks, go back to step one

* If your left leg gets warm during this, it may be from a small fire inside your airbox

*** METHOD 3 ***

1) Turn off the fuel at the petcock immediately after you've dumped it

2) Engage the compression release

3) Hold the throttle wide open

4) Push on kill switch

5) Kick through 6-10 times

6) Close the throttle

7) Turn on the fuel at the petcock

8) Grab the front brake lever (this helps to keep your hand off the throttle!)

9) Release kill switch

10) Kick through as above, but with a good smooth stroke.

11) If your bike didn't start, keep kicking with smooth strokes until it does

*** METHOD 4 ***

1) Turn off the fuel a the petcock immediately after you've dumped it

2) Do not touch the throttle

3) Do not engage the compression release

4) Bring engine to TDC and allows kickstarter to return to the top

5) Hold the throttle wide open

6) Kick hard until it starts

7) Once it's running, turn on the fuel

*** METHOD 5 ***

1) Turn off the fuel at the petcock immediately after you've dumped it

2) Hold the throttle wide open

3) Engage the kill switch and keep it engaged

4) Kick through 6 times with the compression release engaged

5) Turn on the fuel again at the petcock

6) Start as you normally do with no throttle

*** METHOD 6 ***

1) Place the choke on full

2) Engage the compression release

3) Press and hold the kill switch

4) Hold the throttle wide open

5) Kick the through 4-5 times

6) Let go of everything

7) Turn the choke off and do not touch the throttle

8) Find TDC and give it a good kick without giving it any throttle

*** METHOD 7 ***

1) Hold throttle wide open

2) Engage the compression release

3) Kick through 20 times

4) Start as normal without using any throttle

*** METHOD 8 ***

1) Put the choke on full

2) Find TDC

3) Engage the compression release and push it BARELY past the hard spot

4) Let the kick starter return to the top of its stroke

5) PUSH the kick all the way down and your bike will start (notice that I said PUSH...it is not a kick, it should be a strong PUSH)

*** METHOD 9 ***

1) Turn off the fuel at the petcock

2) Hold the throttle wide open

3) Engage the compression release

4) Kick through 5 times

5) Turn the fuel back on at the petcock

6) Find TDC and kick with no throttle

you forgot method #10. Complain to your riding partner that you think you may have fractured your ankle. Don't mention his magic button while he kicks your bike for 20 minutes. Don't have miraculous recovery until he loads your bike on the truck and has all tie downs in place.

#11

pick up the brp

turn off the gas

look at it disgusted

go in house

get beer

sit on couch and watch a gncc on tv! :)

#12- Buy Edelbrock Pumper Carb and never kick more than twice again!

Method #13

- take a pen knife out of pack and cut the fuel line

- Get matches from survival kit

- Wait 3 minutes or approximately 2.75 gallons

- Light mashed cigarette and toss match on BRP

- walk home

- take shower

- change clothes

- chop up some raw onions

-Call police and say you bike was stolen the night before by some jelous guy who rides a XR400, and slyly mention that it's hard to start after crashing

-Call insurance and make claim

-get claim check and go buy something that has a little red button

:D:D:):D:D:D:D:D

Always wondered how those graemilins worked...

Method #13

:)

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