If the Maker had meant for us to kick start, he wouldn't have given us electric starters.
LOL,, this from someone with an IronBarrel....
That sounds real good REpozer.Do you use the tooth pick, stuck in the cigar to hold it, to prevent burnt fingers, when cigar is reduced to a butt?
"Give it some wellie"- that's great! I used to sell boots, but I wonder how many Americans would know what that means?
I used to kick start my old Honda XR 500, same technique as I use to kick my RE AVL 500.1) Straddle the MC, use right foot to slowly push the stiff kicker till you feel a heavy resistance spot (TDC) slowly push approx 1 inch or 4mm more to open the exhaust valve.DO NOT push down any further.2) Lift up on the kicker ( All the way), now ( hopefully a crowd has formed by now) and now kick the kicker through, like Steve McQueen would.......probably wouldn't hurt to crack the throttle approx an 1/8 turn or so.3) Give the crowd a 2 finger wave ( clutch hand ,between shifts) as you ride away.4) A toothpick or cigar in mouth can add to the ambiance of the moment, but requires much thought and practice to pull off smoothly, I would recommend this to the more seasoned riders.I don't use my decompresser , practice makes perfect