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Old 02-19-2013, 12:42 AM   #1
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easy to kick start trials bike?

Hi

I have an 07 Beta Rev3 270 and have recently strained my back which makes kick starting the Beta a bit of a hassle.

Hopefully my back will settle down bit if it doesn't which trials bikes are really easy kickers?

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Old 02-19-2013, 04:45 AM   #2
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Sherco`s in general seem to kick easier and start right up. Gassers take too much energy. Hope the back issue goes away soon.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:49 AM   #3
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+1 on the Sherco. The 13's have a great shape to the KS as well that provides additional leverage. - Gassers - not so much - dont like the new design to the kicker either. The Beta 4T is just an easy push - probably less effort than any 2T this side of a 125.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:28 AM   #4
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But actually the Beta Rev 250 is an easy starter. Mine fires first or second kick, even after months parked.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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The '12 Sherco is a lot better then the '96 Fantic.

Those are the only 2 reference points I have.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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So your back is so bad you can't kick start a bike but good enough to go trials riding.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #7
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So your back is so bad you can't kick start a bike but good enough to go trials riding.
Actually as someone who has had two back surgeries, I can say kicking a bike is often the most painful part of riding. Just something about that motion that aggravates your back.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #8
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Actually as someone who has had two back surgeries, I can say kicking a bike is often the most painful part of riding. Just something about that motion that aggravates your back.
My riding ability proves its the constant crashing.



As far as an easy starting option, why not look at a smaller CC'd engine such as a GasGas 125 or similar?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:15 AM   #9
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My riding ability proves its the constant crashing.
Haha, yeah I guess I forgot that part. I too take soil samples more than I would like .
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #10
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I only have experience w/ an '05 Montesa 4RT - but I have always thought it was an easy to start motor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #11
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Haha, yeah I guess I forgot that part. I too take soil samples more than I would like .
What good is riding if you dont' sample the suroundings?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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It's difficult for me to lift my right foot high enough to kick start a motorcycle. The leg fatigues easily, any energy I expend starting the bike is that much less I have for riding. It's not going to get better. It's easier for me to kick my 350 Bultaco (left side kick) than my other bikes.
What this world needs is an electric start Trials bike, a real one, not a 125 four stroke.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
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Is there a slope/hill handy where you ride so you can jump start it?

I remember growing up on the farm there were two tractors that just absolutely had to be parked at the top of hills if you wanted to start them, batteries would not do the job, wondering if that is possible for your bike.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #14
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Is there a slope/hill handy where you ride so you can jump start it?

I remember growing up on the farm there were two tractors that just absolutely had to be parked at the top of hills if you wanted to start them, batteries would not do the job, wondering if that is possible for your bike.
You don't know the gearing in a trials bike
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #15
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You can always click it into a higher gear to make it turn over easier on the Jump Start. I'm sure its more related the the High Compression ratio vs the gearing or possibly the clutch dragging. I can start my Beta (Techno 250) just by sitting (where a seat belongs ) and just pushing forward (in 3rd) and dropping the clutch. Being a Beta and if its a cold start I have to do the backward and forward rocking to free up the stuck clutch 1st. You may want to see if the clutch is completely free when you are kicking it over. Just a bit of clutch drag makes starting it a bitch.
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