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Old 02-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #14579
TheOtherBart
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Originally Posted by a1fa View Post
Alright, need a confirmation on kicking a hot 93 DR350 with a pumper carb...

It fires on first kick cold. I spent 10 minutes hot kicking until I reverse-engineered the hot start process. I need a verification or if there is an easier way...

Cold Start
  1. If temperature is below 50F, pull the choke.
  2. Rotate the motor using kick-start until you locate TDC.
  3. Press and release the de-compress lever.
  4. Release kick-start.
  5. KICK!.
  6. WROOM, WROOM!
  7. Slowly push the choke, until engine within operational temperature.

HOT Start
  1. Rotate the motor using kick-start until you locate TDC.
  2. Press and release the de-compress lever.
  3. Release kick-start.
  4. Partially crack open the throttle -- 1/6th of a turn. Hold open.
  5. KICK!
  6. WROOM, WROOM!
  7. Release the throttle.

This worked for me, and I was able to kick start it with 1 kick every time. What is your hot-start secret?
My DR has the electric leg, but the 1/6 throttle when hot trick is what always worked on my XR250L. The easy cold starts and the need for a little throttle when hot generally means that you're just on the rich side on the pilot circuit.
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