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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    Leo,no its not bad for the bike at all BUT you will wet the plug and you will then be kicking and swearing . DO NOT TRY TO GET IT TO CATCH BY BLIPPING THE THROTTLE !! Heres my technique :-from stone cold- tap on,choke on,ignition on,kick it 3 times maximum..no start ? choke off and repeat,trust me and what the others tell you,leave the throttle totally closed,it will fire. Occasionally after weeks of inactivity I will start off by turning the tickover screw in half a turn.No 2 bikes are the same in my opinion,mine can be a few kicks when cold but after its first run/start it fires up first time or at the most 2nd kick...same rule applies..no throttle blipping.Hope this helps.

    Andy
    Appreciate the tips, I’ll deffinetly try ‘em (and stop blipping the throttle, haha). The reason why I would blip the throttle is because I’d kick it twice and there’d only be a weak fire and stall, so I’d blip when the start seems weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoTehLion View Post
    Appreciate the tips, I’ll deffinetly try ‘em (and stop blipping the throttle, haha). The reason why I would blip the throttle is because I’d kick it twice and there’d only be a weak fire and stall, so I’d blip when the start seems weak.
    Try a new spark plug, being consistently wet from failed starts/flooding soon kills them.

  3. #13
    Do not turn the throttle!! 1.Ignition ON.2. Choke ON.3 Piston indicator in window. 4. Full kick,put some vigor into it. 5. Repeat steps 3&4. Now if it fired at all even a half phtt. Turn the choke off don't touch the throttle and repeat 3&4. If it starts let it idle for a 30 seconds without touching the throttle. Now if this fails you've wet the plug and it must be dried. I do this, Pull in the decompression lever and kick it over a few times with the ignition on, after you hear a pop or phtt or even a bang, repeat steps 3&4. Good luck.

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