|08-29-2011, 02:37 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2011
Dr600 starting problems
I joined the forum because i'm having trouble starting my bike and i was hoping you guys could help me out
I have a '86 suzuki dr 600 that was sitting in a garage for the last 5 years .. it belonged to my father , i know it worked 5 years ago , but it was always a pain in the ass to start it ..
I got it started 2 times (different days) and after A LOT of kicks. (probably just lucky..)
once running , it runs pretty good , i do think it maybe needs some fine tuning because it got pretty hot and it was only running for 2 min (but it was standing still , so maybe its normal .. i don't know)
This is what i do : i pull my (manual) decompression lever and hold it , i kick it a few times, just to clean it a bit inside.
now.. if i pull my decompression lever en gently push my kickstarter down a few times , my decompression handle pops back .. i'm not sure but i think this is point where i need to bring my kickstart back up and kick it as hard as i can .. but it allways kicks back on my foot .. yes it hurts ..
now someone told me to search for the point on my kick start where it is really hard to push it down , then pull my decompression lever and push it just a little bit further , so you are at the dead center point.. but this also gives me a nice kick back ..
I found a manual and in it , i found out that the lever on the steer of the bike is a manual decompression and on the kickstart an automatic decompression , can someone maybe explain why this is ? why not just the one on the steer or the one on the kickstart ?
I'm hoping someone can help me and give me some tips ..
|08-30-2011, 10:14 PM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Brisbane QLD Australia
I have exactly the same bike.
Here is how I start mine.
1. Pull in manual decomp lever and give it 3 or 4 kicks to get fresh air fuel in the cylinder.
2. Push down on kickstart until decomp lever clicks out.
3.I then stand on the left peg, and push down on the kickstart with my right foot until I feel it hit the compression.
4.I then keep heaps of pressure on the kicker and "roll it over " the compression point (I don't use the decomp for this, i find it easier to do it by feel)
5.Then bring the kickstart back to the top and give it a good kick.
6. If it doesn't start first kick go back to step 3 and go again until it starts. (Mine starts in 4 - 5 kicks cold and one kick hot.
When cold, make sure the choke is pulled fully one. (When hot, no choke needed) but dont give it ANY throttle either hot or cold, you will flood it.
Good luck with it.
Would be nice to have a bike with a magic button I do admit. No problem kicking it in normal riding, but it is a bugger if I drop it, and it floods.!
|08-31-2011, 02:46 AM||#4|
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Northside Brisbane. australia
my starting routine for mine if it hasnt run for a while
decomp lever in wind it over 4 or 5 kicks
release the lever kick it over slowly til the lever pops out
choke on in cold weather but normaly none
6 full twists of the throttle(it has a pumper carb like yours)
kicker to the top and kick it like you mean it
normaly fires up first time if it fails repeat the procedure
if it dont fire up after 3 goes walk away for 5minutes or else i flood it
|08-31-2011, 06:21 AM||#5|
Joined: Aug 2011
Thnx for the reply's ,
I found out why it always kicks back on me .. the automatic decompressor cable that is connected to the kickstart didn't have any free play , it should have 1-2 mm
,i just loosened up the cable a bit and now it's really easy to start it
2kicks cold and 1 kick when its hot.
But there's another problem now :
The bike runs stationary high rpm .. It doesn't have anything to do with the screw by the carb (to adjust the stationary rpm) and also nothing with the throttle cable.
Sometimes when i twist the throttle and instantly let it go , it goes up in rpm and it stays there for a while..
But this is not always , sometimes i start it and it just runs stationary normal rpm , and when i twist the throttle it stays in high rpm and it doesn't drop.
5years ago when the bike was last driven, it also occurred but only sometimes ..
(like downshifting from 3th to 2th but not dropping in rpm but staying .. and because the down shift accelerate again.)
Does anyone know what could be the problem ?
BTW, here is a short video i made , bad quality but you can definitely hear how its running now .. :
Hope someone can help me :)
jordy4 screwed with this post 08-31-2011 at 07:37 AM
|01-21-2014, 10:35 PM||#7|
Joined: Dec 2013
How does the system work? Where does it connect to?
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