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Old 03-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #8
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Location: Antigua, Guatemala
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Originally Posted by team ftb
Kickstarter shaft spline throws in the towel. Oh the joy of bump starting large bore fourstrokes, in the dirt, by yourself . You go boy !! Maybe the fish tacos have some Mexican "hip disease" of a few extra kilos to aid in your bumpstarting . Enjoying the read!!
I thought I would be able to 'fix' this today. The splines were already a bit worn before I left, so I made sure to bring a longer bolt to run through the knuckle on the shaft so I could really pinch it down tight. But when I put a little pressure on the existing bolt the head broke off. I'll need to drill it out and replace the whole thing - something I won't tackle in mexico.

It's easy to bump when warm, fires right up. But I don't have a choke (I fucked it up before leaving, so it's zip tied closed), so starting when cold is a sweaty affair.

Oh well.

Cabo is great.

Going to shower up and head back out.
Ongoing Ride Report: ..... I'll just skip to the Baja part.

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