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Old 02-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #38
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Part 3: First start

As you guys saw in the video, my first start was unsuccessful. I believe this was a combo of a few things. First, there was a lot of oil and WD-40 I put into the cylinder when installing (which is why it smoked like crazy). My carb is set way lean to save gas, and I think it wasn’t putting enough fuel in. I also didn’t have the fuel tank installed; it was working with just what was in the carb bowl. The battery wasn’t on its tender, and it was cold.

I let the battery charge a bit, installed the fuel tank, and tried again. It started when I pumped the throttle (I have a TM-40 with the accelerator pump), closed it, started and ripped it open to 2000rpm. Again it smoked a lot, and a bunch of burning oils were coming off the engine. After about 3 minutes, I was able to lower the throttle, and shut the choke off. I let the engine heat the oil to 190*F and shut it off. I restart it a few minutes later, and it started fine while hot.

At 29215 miles, my dr650 became a DR790:

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