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Old 11-28-2010, 12:44 PM   #17
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Location: Lost & Found again in the Great Basin
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Originally Posted by crankshaft
Hey Bob Just picked up an 07 550 and its really hard to start. It just seems like an awful lot of resistance when running it through the stroke and even the starter sounds like its having a tough time. Its only got 28 hours on it by the way. I've been going through the basics... valves, filter, carb etc etc etc but I'm wondering if my left leg is just weak

Any words of wisdom from the Berg wizard?
Could be a couple of things
if its hard turning I agree the valves are tight. go to and look up 1/8 turn valve adjustment. been doing it this way since 2001

I have a 05 550 and it was always hard to start bit it was fuel issue.
see if I can look up some jetting I did. works for me from 9000 ft to the coastal range but centered for here at 4500

I still love this bike. I need to save my pennies and send the legs to Trailtrick. my 690 is damn near perfect
btw there are a couple of older brand new bergs in Reno at NMS prretty cheap.
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