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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Gregster, Jul 6, 2007.
That things got NO COMPRESSION.
Exactly ! , I just went out to give mine a shot and while I could get it to turn over, there was no way I could spin it fast enough to fire, just to much resistance for the method. And that has nothing to do with "having the decomp adjusted right", the push/kick is after it releases.
Another thing I see is , a cold motor, and no need for choke ? I know many don't need choke for cold starting but I don't think I have ever started any bike/quad motor around here that when cold (45F ish and below) didn't need at least a little bit of choke , even my EFI LTR(enrichment circuit as Suzuki calls it). Unless they are jetted rather rich to begin with. I've had a number of my motors hooked on an AF meter and the pilot/idle is right . Usually after getting the entire rpm range dialed in and the motor is running good, starts easy, plug colors perfect , ect... they always take choke to start cold , the colder, the more choke and longer it needs to stay on. Just what I've experienced.
actualy i did choke it..ive got the thumb choke lever thingy..it ever so slowly releases..i suspect it "should" release as easy as a throttle or anything else..but found that at the speed it releases you can put it on and forget it..by the time its released your good to go unless its in the 30's out
as for compression..it had plenty enuf to still wheelie in the first 3 gears
Yes, did the same thing, standing on the pegs and stomping the kicker down. That was something I just carried over from starting my Blaster. Now I stand on the ground, and I can confidently start it with sneakers on.
Now I wonder, does anyone have the original owners manual and does it illustrate a starting procedure?
There is absolutely nothing in the owners manual on how to start the big single. I guess they think if you but it you know how to start it.
I originally learned on a '91 DR650 , If I'm remembering right it was in that manual stating to use the decomp lever to get past TDC and then the starting kick. Maybe by then they had too many complaints from dealers .
I don't worry too much about anybody just hopping on and riding away if I stop somewhere and leave the key in it while I run into the store or something.
I have a riding buddy who has ridden almost anything you can imagine. Used to own the big Husky singles even, and he is afraid of my 600.
It is a pussycat if you follow the routine, but hardly anyone knows the routine.
If any of my riding buddies I trust want to ride it I simply tell them "If you can start it you can ride it." Most decline.
I'm definitely looking for a decomp cable now... This is my first kickstart bike. First motorcycle, actually. Next time I try to start it (weeks from now, judging by my cripplitude) I'll use the decompression release. I probably ought to get some riding boots, too.
I took off the kickstart cable and threw it away. Much easier to find TDC without it. Use the hand release to bump just past TDC and then give it one good kick....
Since all my Yami's only have the kick lever decomp, no manual option, I am used to that method and have never used the hand lever. Both work, personal preference . At least the XT's have a loud "click" from the release once TDC is past, easy to know, the XL doesn't.
As for the boots, as many said, they get by with tennis shoes, flip flops ect.. and that is good enough, just one time is all it takes for a backfire and ,ouchhh. I have a pair of Thor 50/50's, from quad trail riding/sand duning,they are nice and light, about as comfy as you can get as far as boots are concerned, even good when walking since they don't go up as far as normal mx boots.
Sh0rtlife.... I'm the XL Jesus! Nice to see another long hair!
I did the same thing.
Next rebuild I'm going to completely delete the auto decomp system. Fill, weld, and paint the holes for the systems. Might even get the chamber welded closed.
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Well your swing arm and frame doesn't have sand damage. I can't paint my bike because it'll be ruined it just a year or too. I actually like the patina anyway. Anyway, I'm about to go put the carbs on and fire this beast up. Hopefully I'll hae a positive update for once! That's not to be follow with a bad update later
Ehh actually looking again, we're about the same. My 5 gallon tank is uglier than sin since I repaired the cracks and you got much better seat foam.
I thought that my seat had cardboard or something not foam. It is the most ass killing thing I ever had to sit on. Think someone took out a little to much soft stuff. I sure love that old turd.
yeah i saw that long hair pic im like..hell that could be me..about 10 years ago...but yeah hairs still growin like a weed
as for the decomp i dont know why youd want to eliminate it...guess i just find it weird when bikes dont have em...moms ole mr175 even has one which was my second bike..
seat shape does look a lil...off....and she sure aint ugly..pretty clean actualy...lot nicer than mine...i need to replace the fenders BAD, so bad i had to paint em black for now...i WISH i had an XL square light instead of the acerbis XR light..
ive been beating on my 600 a bit..catchin air n such like i have my 250..funny thing..the 600 goes up and comes down a hell of alot smoother..not softer..than my 250..it just feels more "right" where the 250 feels overly stiff..but that bikes soo clean im sure its still got that "new" suspension feel to it LOL
just about high time to come get tags, speedo and toss insurance back on it and ride the hell out of it again...but i really should do an oil cooler first..ugh
would anyone like used header copper rings??http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXHAUST-HEA...Parts_Accessories&hash=item27e0926305&vxp=mtr
Bike is almost ready to fire. The compression feels so much better. I can actually stand on the kick starter in TDC
Somebody will buy them......:eek1
Probably cheaper to get new ones though, by the time one adds shipping etc.
I got a dozen of them for $26.50 SHIPPED!