Originally Posted by Helikoptermann
Aaaand, since we´re already here...i have a quick question:
Is there a special trick to kickstarting those big(ger) 2smokers?
I tried to start my Aprilia today (0° Celsius), and it took me ages to get that sucker running. The guy I bought it from yesterday did it fairly quick (3-5 kicks).
So far, I only had experiences with some 50cc smokers. Those I could get started rather quickly.
You could try this for kicking "technique" :
Other tips for really cold/hard starting are:
1) Turn fuel on and lay bike over for 30 seconds or so. This insures carb is full.
2) Put bike in 4th or 5th, crack the throttle and roll the bike back and forth a couple of times. Be sure you hear/feel the piston cycle in the cylinder. Stop on a backwards roll so the piston is near TDC. This helps create vacuum to draw fuel into the cylinder before you start kicking.
If I do both of those, bikes start pretty easily for me.