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This is what happens when you hold the throttle in when your trying to kick start it.
Don't do it!
 

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i've heard of that problem, but i have yet to figure out how or why it cracks the case near the clutch cover. They supposedly have the same problem on the thumper dirt bikes also.
 

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that makes my leg hurt just thinking about it
 

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Thanks for the heads up though..I would have probably started crying if that happened to my $6500++ quad! (Once I get it)
 

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whoa dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!dang glad for that piece of info, id cry if that happened to mine , warranty or not !!!!!!!!!!
 

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Originally posted by M3zy6@Mar 7 2004, 05:53 PM

This is what happens when you hold the throttle in when your trying to kick start it.
Don't do it!
man lay off that throttle....its called the recoil when u hit the throttle and kick it over the same time the motor starts to cycle at a high RPM which causes the kick starter to come flying back...plan n simple...mine starts just fine one kick everytime "without throttle"
 

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Tis a shame it has happened to people, but I guess it just shows everyone else canl learn from one mistake. :)
 

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Originally posted by dan450@Mar 23 2004, 10:16 PM
HOw would giving it gas be any different than choking it? Seems like both shoot the RPMs up?
It has something to do with the compression kicking back when it is wide open throttle.
 

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Are we talking about holding it wide open or on at all? Wide open, I could understand the arguement. But there is little difference as far as compression between holding the throttle open a bit vs. putting on the choke.
 

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all the choke does on this carb is dump fuel into the bowl, the choke plunger blocks off the normal path of fuel flow, so that it draws it up directly from the bowl instead of through the jets...the differnece is although there is gas there becasue of the choke. the throught, or throttle is not open allowing in air. thats where you get the back fire....with just the choke on the carb is still closed and there is no more air going through the carb then there is at an idle...

Also for your info. It has nothing to do with WOT....it can happen by simply touching the throttle.....just dont ever give it gas until it fires and you will be fine....
 

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Originally posted by TRX450rlude@Mar 25 2004, 12:09 AM
Also for your info. It has nothing to do with WOT....it can happen by simply touching the throttle.....just dont ever give it gas until it fires and you will be fine....
Oh, thats crazy then, I heard the incident, or atleast one was WOT, I'll be hell-sure not to touch the throttle at all when starting it. :(
 

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Yeah! Talk about scaring the crap out of me! It actually made me read my owner's manual!! It does say not to give it gas, but you would think they would BOLD it a bit.
 

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Hey if you arent on the right stroke, yes it will kick back, break your leg, break the case, etc. If you are on the compression stroke (like you should be) you can give it all the gas you want and it shouldnt kick back.
 

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Originally posted by sethg@Mar 28 2004, 04:12 PM
Hey if you arent on the right stroke, yes it will kick back, break your leg, break the case, etc.  If you are on the compression stroke (like you should be) you can give it all the gas you want and it shouldnt kick back.
How do you know if you are on the compression stroke?? Sorry, the only thing I have kicked over is my buddy's KX100 a few times...
 
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