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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #80 on: July 19, 2013, 10:08:25 pm »
Nice! Went riding at melkbos last weekend, and in one of the tighter turns, a mate of mine dug in and dropped the bike. Took us ten minutes of kicking that YZ450 before it started. And the valve timing had just been done on the bike... So that just made me happy to have electric start (if the same had to happen to me).

There is a trick to starting all 4T thumpers after they fall over.
Open the throttle fully and give the bike five or six good kicks in a row.
Bring the piston to just past TDC.
Keep the throttle closed and give one good kick; it should start every time unless it has other issues, like tight valves etc.
Oh; don't forget the hot start; it is there for a reason.

Jirrrrr.... Try repeating that 20 times on a hot summers day  :puke_r:


If your bike is not starting after it fell over there is something wrong it. The same trick will also apply to electric start thumpers that don't start on the first prod of the button after it fell over.

BTW nobody said that electric start is not lekker to have  :thumleft:

My bike doesn't start 1st time after it has fallen over, especially when she is hot, you have to treat her gently. she only takes after a few tries. Surely if it floods after falling over it won't start 1st time?
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #81 on: July 20, 2013, 10:20:01 am »
Nice! Went riding at melkbos last weekend, and in one of the tighter turns, a mate of mine dug in and dropped the bike. Took us ten minutes of kicking that YZ450 before it started. And the valve timing had just been done on the bike... So that just made me happy to have electric start (if the same had to happen to me).

There is a trick to starting all 4T thumpers after they fall over.
Open the throttle fully and give the bike five or six good kicks in a row.
Bring the piston to just past TDC.
Keep the throttle closed and give one good kick; it should start every time unless it has other issues, like tight valves etc.
Oh; don't forget the hot start; it is there for a reason.

Jirrrrr.... Try repeating that 20 times on a hot summers day  :puke_r:


If your bike is not starting after it fell over there is something wrong it. The same trick will also apply to electric start thumpers that don't start on the first prod of the button after it fell over.

BTW nobody said that electric start is not lekker to have  :thumleft:

My bike doesn't start 1st time after it has fallen over, especially when she is hot, you have to treat her gently. she only takes after a few tries. Surely if it floods after falling over it won't start 1st time?

That is why you have to turn the engine over with the throttle wide open before trying to start it. Once you have done that it should start on a closed throttle.

Have you checked you valve clearances?
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #82 on: July 20, 2013, 05:23:33 pm »
Sorry I should have specified, my old XR650R. Even with VC done it didn't like to start cold.
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #83 on: July 21, 2013, 11:53:24 am »
Sorry I should have specified, my old XR650R. Even with VC done it didn't like to start cold.

Well what can I say; my opinion has always been that the XR650R is a crap bike.
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #84 on: July 21, 2013, 12:29:40 pm »
Sorry I should have specified, my old XR650R. Even with VC done it didn't like to start cold.

Well what can I say; my opinion has always been that the XR650R is a crap bike.

well you know what they say about opinions and arseholes... :biggrin:
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #85 on: August 05, 2013, 03:42:39 pm »
Well having done 2 fun rides on the CRF450X, I am starting to get the hang of it.. I just wish I had longer legs  :laughing4:
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #86 on: August 07, 2013, 05:27:22 am »
Are you going to do some enduros and offroad with it now Muzz?
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #87 on: August 07, 2013, 02:00:15 pm »
Saw this on FB and just had to share it  ;D
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #88 on: August 07, 2013, 02:02:16 pm »
99 problems  ??? ???

I only have 1  :lol8:
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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #89 on: August 08, 2013, 03:35:49 pm »
Look, if the 2stroke was a extinct concept I would agree to buying a 4stroke. But by golly, why go through the 4stroke kak if yoiu can still buy strokers from Yamaha, KTM, Beta,
Gas-Gas, with better power delivery than the 4strokes.
You read cvorrectly, better power delivery, this is why they are so popular on very rocky enduros. And they start with a light single prod of the kickstarter.

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Re: What is a good bike to start enduro style riding with?
« Reply #90 on: August 08, 2013, 04:04:08 pm »
Makes me wonder why they have never developed 2T technology for longer range and/or bigger bikes.
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