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Old 02-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #151
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Yeah, when I bought the bike it had the one kick and go, which was very nice. Now it has 30 kicks and I go get a beer. It does have the XR's Only Mikuni pumper carb so it takes a little squirt of gas before kicking, but even then, it just hates me. Now it's hard to find TDC for some reason, i.e. I never feel the typical increase in pressure. Thinking valves, assuming something else isn't going on. Not sure what else it would be though. Last ride it was a pain in the ass to start but we got it going, got it completely muddy, and then I cleaned it off when I got home. Now it won't do anything except taunt me.


Check post 27 of this thread for starting tips
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:49 PM   #152
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Any chance you'd be willing to share where that is? I'm going nuts here. Bought my XR400 right before the snow hit and got one trip into Rampart. Other than a mud-fest up at IMI a month ago it's been sitting.

I gotta figure out what I did to make it angry with me, as it won't start now, but once I sort that out I want to go explore. Very curious where one can do that this time of year.

Check out this thread in Rockies-

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310214

It's just west of Canon City (maybe 20 miles) I'm headed down there again this week sometime. There is snow on the higher trails, but the lower stuff is (was) clear. Good to get on some dirt anyway.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:10 PM   #153
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Check post 27 of this thread for starting tips
Yeah, saw that. There is some other sort of anti-Honda evil afoot here.
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...There's a general risk of racing that can be managed, and then there's being stalled in a silt bed, in the middle of the night, zero visibility, with a bunch of San Bernadino tweakers bearing down in their 5000 lb chevy...
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:11 PM   #154
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Check out this thread in Rockies-

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310214

It's just west of Canon City (maybe 20 miles) I'm headed down there again this week sometime. There is snow on the higher trails, but the lower stuff is (was) clear. Good to get on some dirt anyway.
Nice, thanks for the post!
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...There's a general risk of racing that can be managed, and then there's being stalled in a silt bed, in the middle of the night, zero visibility, with a bunch of San Bernadino tweakers bearing down in their 5000 lb chevy...
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #155
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If your compression release isn't fully releasing you won't feel tdc. And, you could kick it till the cows come home and it's not gonna start. My motor kicks easy enough, so I disabled mine. It's one less thing to go wrong now.

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Old 02-17-2008, 08:37 PM   #156
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I talked to a guy that made an XR400 electric start. It was very involved-splitting the cases, building a new wiring harness, etc.
Here's what I remember;
He bought a 400EX ATV engine off ebay.
He had to use the ATV crank so the starter clutch had room.
I think he had to use the left side engine cover from the ATV for the extra width.
He had to use the ATV CDI box.
Probably a few more things I've forgotten. It sounded much more complicated than I wanted to get into.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:04 PM   #157
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If your compression release isn't fully releasing you won't feel tdc. And, you could kick it till the cows come home and it's not gonna start. My motor kicks easy enough, so I disabled mine. It's one less thing to go wrong now.

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Well, it has the auto decomp - is that what you're talking about? The lever isn't on the bike for the compression release anymore, but you can still reach up under the tank and manually move the mechanism if you're bored. Did you completely disable the auto-decomp?
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...There's a general risk of racing that can be managed, and then there's being stalled in a silt bed, in the middle of the night, zero visibility, with a bunch of San Bernadino tweakers bearing down in their 5000 lb chevy...
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:35 PM   #158
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Yup, I adjusted (loosened) the cable to where the lever isn't gonna do squat. No chance of it accidently dumping compresson now.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:45 PM   #159
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Far. It's north of Dallas on the Ok/TX border. I have friends up in DFW that go, so I stay with them and make a weekend out of it.

It's a private dirt park, so dual sports are actually kinda rare. I took my plate off so I wouldn't lose it on a trail. Lots of quads, too (since there's really nowhere else for those guys to play).

Lots more info: http://www.redrivermotorcycletrails.com/

And if you're considering riding in TX, come say hi to the locals: www.TWTex.com - we have a LA Dual Sport planned for early March over by Natitoches (sp?)
Thanks!

You TWTex fellas are a great bunch; I met up with them when I spent a week in Houston back in December, My buddy lives out there and we met up with them at the bike nite near his place.

I'll check out the DS ride too.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:46 PM   #160
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Yup, I adjusted (loosened) the cable to where the lever isn't gonna do squat. No chance of it accidently dumping compresson now.
Ah ok. Well, without the lever there I have no chance of doing that, but I wonder if the mechanism is somehow not closing off like it should.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:52 PM   #161
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Coming from China soon with an electric start. No idea about when or if it'll hit the states though.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #162
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Coming from China soon with an electric start. No idea about when or if it'll hit the states though.
Hey, someone left the font tire in the dryer too long - it shrunk!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:34 PM   #163
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Yeah, the pic is a chop, but the bike is real and is going to be rolling off the line soon.

Here is a link to the chinese site.

http://www.shineray.com.cn/product_0...&id=151&lmname=越野车


Just thought it might spark some interest in thread

edit**** I was not aware of any potential problems with the website and have not experienced any from the website. I apologize and don't want anyone to think that I am in anyway a spamer.

I added the picture and link to this dicussion because I thought it was relevant to the topic. I have also added a screen capture of the site in a future post and hosted it on photobucket to make it completely safe to view.

Supersignet screwed with this post 02-17-2008 at 11:15 PM
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:45 PM   #164
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BEFORE YOU CLICK THAT LINK, I got a popup in my Spysweeper that says that is a spyware site.

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Yeah, the pic is a chop, but the bike is real and is going to be rolling off the line soon.

Here is a link to the chinese site.

http://www.shineray.com.cn/product_0...&id=151&lmname=越野车


Just thought it might spark some interest in thread

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Old 02-17-2008, 10:45 PM   #165
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I talked to a guy that made an XR400 electric start. It was very involved-splitting the cases, building a new wiring harness, etc.
Here's what I remember;
He bought a 400EX ATV engine off ebay.
He had to use the ATV crank so the starter clutch had room.
I think he had to use the left side engine cover from the ATV for the extra width.
He had to use the ATV CDI box.
Probably a few more things I've forgotten. It sounded much more complicated than I wanted to get into.
There was a artical several years ago in one of the major publications where someone did what you describe except they used the entire atv motor which not only retained the electric starter but also the atv's reverse.
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