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Author Topic: hard to kickstarts  (Read 1819 times)

Gary

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hard to kickstarts
« on: November 01, 2007, 12:38:03 PM »
hi guys,im new on to this forum.i had juz brought my new RE machismo350 today.i had been rounding around wif my bike a few times today i was quite happy wif it :Dbut there is a problem need u guys to give me some advices,is there anyway easier to kckstarts my bike ??? Thank guys!

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: hard to kickstarts
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 12:56:28 PM »
Gary,
Welcome aboard, try this link to our FAQ's where there is a thread on how to start your bike
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,72.0.html

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Re: hard to kickstarts
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 01:30:13 PM »
hey kevin,thanks for e advice.i will try out e few tactics tomorrow.Thanks ;)

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Re: hard to kickstarts
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 05:09:30 PM »
First turn on key and gas then using the decompression lever and the kickstarter, push the piston slowly past TDC, let off the decompression lever, then give it a good kick. If everything is correct, it should start every time.....usually.....Dew.
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Re: hard to kickstarts
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 07:30:07 PM »
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Kevin Mahoney

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Re: hard to kickstarts
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007, 11:49:44 PM »
I just posted some instructions for kick-starting a Royal Enfield in the Tech Tips section. I wrote them as part of a tech article several years ago and they still hold true now. You can link to them here:
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,563.0.html