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Cold kick start XS2

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mailman, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Trying to stay in practice. I really don’t kickstart much anymore. Cold bike...one kick...HooAaa! :rock:


    And a shorty, just because I already had the camera set up. :D Never mind the jet noise in the background, I’m so used to it , I never even noticed it until I played it back.
     
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  2. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Amazingly quiet.
     
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  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Bob, you'll never build up your right leg with "1-kick" starts...

    StartYaBastard.gif
     
  4. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey Top Contributor

    Rocking!
     
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  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    .....whaddaymean cold!

    It was prolly 87 deg. Frankenberry when he did that.

    To a guy from Arizona - I guess that is cold.

    hehehehehehehehehe
     
  6. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    T'ain't cold if you can't walk on water...
    T'ain't REALLY cold if you can turn over the engine with your foot.
    Nice anyways
     
  7. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Indeed - the water is definitely "firming-up" around these parts....
     
  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hey Gary - got the wood chopped yet?
     
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Haha! Well you know, that video would’ve been deleted if it turned cranky and hard to start on me! :D

    Yeah I think it was low 50’s out. You can tell it’s winter here by the way people dress. The Arizona natives are all buried under coats and hats and the winter visitors are walking around in shorts, t-shirts and sandals , and laying out by the pool working on their tan! :cool:
     
  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Neighbor's cutting down more Ash trees, FREE WOOD! As of last Saturday, racks are full, but I'll find a place to stack it.
     
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The little Honda 200 Reflex started a week ago at 6F, took a few kicks, then it ran good.
    I try to warm up the chain saws before starting them too. Rope starting a high compression 70cc can get tough when they are cold.
     
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  12. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hmmmmm....well, you know what they say <and you know that someone was going to repeat it here>.....

    There's nothin' like a nice piece of ash.....:rolleyes:
     
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  13. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    So when it is burning.....is it a …..hot piece of ash?
     
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  14. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    prolly wear a tuque and long johns in summer if he would come visit up in our parts Pete! Lol JC.....just teasing Bob!

    I saw a group of kids playing pond hockey last Sunday on my way back home from my mom and dads place in northern NB. Already had a foot of snow and cold. Skidoos are already out and dad took his blower out but I needed to fix the gear linkage.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2019
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  15. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Anything below 50 is long john weather here. I prefer my red union suit.
     
  16. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    Really? It's been almost 40F during the day here lately. That means, put on a sweater, no coats. I'd be riding the bike to the diner for breakfast if not for the left over salt on the road. Well, 10:00, not too late to leave, and the bike needs a wash anyways. Nah, the rust from salt aint worth the ride.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2019
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  17. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thread hijack warning.
    mrtwowheel. could you post a picture of the gas cap opening on your tank. I'm trying to fab the pin that the cap latches to.

    Thanks
    Jack
     
  18. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    Sorry, my tank is long gone, sold to dogbunny. I posted an Idea on your thread.
     
  19. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks I saw that. Hoping a picture will give me a idea of what material it is made of. Seems like the spring in the cap will put a lot of stress on the pin. Funny a part I looked at hundreds of times back in the day without a thought is now causing me stress.
     

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