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Old 03-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #9541
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Did you try to bump start it?
Ya... The pushing isn't too hard, the 30" inseam is what gets ya with bump starting a KLR.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #9542
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Ya... The pushing isn't too hard, the 30" inseam is what gets ya with bump starting a KLR.
But you run and jump on it and pop the clutch. Don't have to reach the ground.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #9543
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I know... Getting my stumpy legs up and over the seat has proven difficult
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #9544
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Ride it side saddle like a gurl.

Or grow taller.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #9545
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I know... Getting my stumpy legs up and over the seat has proven difficult
Hop on like you're jumping on a horse. Run with bike, jump on left footpeg, stand up and swing right leg over, then pop clutch as you slam down on the seat.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #9546
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Works for standing starts with the engine running, too. Stand on left footpeg as you ease the clutch out.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #9547
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Hop on like you're jumping on a horse.



But the handles are in the middle on a horse....
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #9548
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Hahahahaha... I'm no gymnast.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #9549
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It's like when you start to ride a bike. You put your left foot on the left pedal and start to ride away while you swing your right leg over the seat. Not too challenging.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:30 PM   #9550
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It's like when you start to ride a bike. You put your left foot on the left pedal and start to ride away while you swing your right leg over the seat. Not too challenging.
Try it with a Goldwing......
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #9551
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Try it with a Goldwing......
Actually, I don't think it would be too hard, but I haven't tried it with a bike that big. I've done it with all my touring bikes...
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:40 PM   #9552
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Actually, I don't think it would be too hard, but I haven't tried it with a bike that big. I've done it with all my touring bikes...

Aren't the DL650 and the DR650 yer touring bikes?
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #9553
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My clutch is slipping
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #9554
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Aren't the DL650 and the DR650 yer touring bikes?
Sold the V-Strom, so it's just the DR now. But, you know, with all the bikes I used to own this technique was effective.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #9555
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I know... Getting my stumpy legs up and over the seat has proven difficult
I can relate to that. I had to bump start my Voyager sidecar rig once. Thank God the parking lot had a downhill slope and I got it to fire!

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