Lehigh Valley/Pocono Mts

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by RickB1975, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    From what I understand the e start is not to be used for cold starts
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  2. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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  3. Doc.C

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    Yep- that's what the dealer said - I guess they actually call it a "hot starter".
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    Hey John does the starter sound like a rooster that is choking while trying to crow? If so advenyure oz has a vid about tje same issue on the dr's. He says it is that they didnt put enough grease in the starter.
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    Yep- I guess that is what it sounds like - I don't know much about choking roosters but I know a little about choking the chicken.
  6. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Isn't a rooster a chicken?
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    Here is the adventure oz starter fix.

  8. tulalabuilt

    tulalabuilt Long timer

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    The 300 does not have a starter like that . Its a different system
  9. Richard S Pelkowski

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    The dealer told you it was a hot starter??? That guy had a sense of humor!
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  10. Doc.C

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    Also - guys have said that in some of the manuals it's also called a "hot starter ".
  11. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Enough of the starter talk let's see your new photo skills
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    Since Toys-for-tots, I have a new cold weather starting system. I plug in a battery tender the night before so that the charge is maxed. In the morning, right before I pull the bike out of the shed, I start it, and let it warm up. -- while still on the tender to re-top-up the charge. Then I load up and drive to RAC or whereever. When I get there, any heat is surely gone. But it starts right up on the e-button.

    From the start, the e-button has not liked the first start of the day. Once you are past the first start, it works perfectly. I am guessing that when fuel sits in the carb for a week, its holy essence flys away.

    I am more than a little pissed at the weather, did not get out yesterday and the weather was perfect. Very pretty snow falling now, and temps for many days into the future will not get warm enough to melt it.
  13. Richard S Pelkowski

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    Doc's 300 cranks more than fast enough to start the damn thing. My best speculation is that the starter motor is pulling down the battery voltage during cranking to point where the ing. coil voltage is low and your getting weak spark...

    Would have to put a voltmeter at coil and see what voltage is during cranking to test my theory...
  15. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Is it really so hard to kickstart the bike the first start of the day?

    Buncha snowflakes.
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    Not only is kicking it in the morning not a big deal- I didn't thinking kicking it all day was bad (except when I flooded it on a hill climb and had to kick the shit out of it to fire it up- that sucked ass). -
    so I allways liked the old 2002-2008 version of the KTM 200- the one with the smaller frame and seat height - anyway, you see them come up used for like 3K and some are in great shape but I allways thought that I would regret a bike without E- start. When I was driving home on Wednesday I was thinking that not having E-start is not a deal breaker - sure it's cool to have - but a 2t is not difficult to kick -
    Now a 4T - that's a different animal trying to kick- I wouldn't buy a 4T without E-start. But a 2T without it is a minor/moderate inconvenience in my mind.
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    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    That's perverted!!!!
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    epicadventur Been here awhile

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    Aren't you actually supposed to do a plug chop to get a true reading?? But who has the room to do that...not me at least?? Unless I find some dirt road up at RAC and do it.
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    epicadventur Been here awhile

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  20. Doc.C

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    on another note - I respect all you guys going down to Greenbriar -
    I did my maintenance yesterday and even drove over to the local shop and bought a pair of good winter MX gloves. Bike and gear are ready to load up. I was In for Great briar-
    Then I looked at the radar down there for today- the short of it - Today heavy rain all morning followed by 1-2 inches of snow- then temps below freezing from now until next week. Sunday temps in the 20's until mid afternoon. So what do trails look like two days after heavy rain and snow and below freezing - FUCK THAT mess!
    Again, only speaking for me here- I admire you guys for going down- but I'm just a trail hack looking to dick around and ride some different terrain. I will wait and head down to Sandy lane in 2 weeks - Good luck to you Guys !
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