Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by Sweeks » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:17 pm

500bernie wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:46 am
Does this bring an end to KR owners bump starting their bikes now?
I don’t know yet.
I refuse to have a bike that will not start easily.
I have a few triples and they start on the first kick.
I had a serious crash 5 years ago and have had 5 surgeries on my right ankle,
It hurts to kick😫.

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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by 500bernie » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Welcome to the forum.
Some photos would be nice?
We all like photos 8)
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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by StrokerBoy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:57 am

500bernie wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:46 am
Does this bring an end to KR owners bump starting their bikes now?
What, and spoil all Shaun's fun?

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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by Cexley » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:55 pm

Yep, no more bump starting. Check the carbs before tearing the clutch and crank pinions apart!
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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by Sweeks » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:55 am

Hi Cexley,
I have removed the engine from the frame and have disassembled the engine.
I want to completely rebuild the engine and check every component.
I am an engine builder by trade, so I want to restore this bike to as new as possible.
I would really like to speak to Ted about his race bike and discuss his modifications before I begin to re-assemble.
Could you ask him if I can contact him please?
Thanks,
Shane

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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by StrokerBoy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:27 am

It'd be great if Ted could be persuaded to come on here and share his knowledge.
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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by Cexley » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:15 pm

Ok all. I'll email Ted and see if he is up for joining/corresponding with us all! He is an amazing guy. He has made his own carbon fibre disk valves!
KR250 Tandem - Love It
KR1 Project - Sold
XT600Z 3AJ Tenere Overlander
TZR250R 3MA Reverse Cylinder - Sold
TZR250R 3XV V-Twin - Road & Track
TDR250 - Road & Track
XTZ850 Super Ten Dakar Sonauto Rep - Sold

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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by Skyeport » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:53 am

I have just put my carbs through the ultrasonic cleaner, as suggested in this post. Bike starts first kick now! Almost before finishing the first kick!

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Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Post by 500bernie » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:32 pm

What a result!!!!!
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