Bike backfires when started with kickstarter

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Bike backfires when started with kickstarter

Post by Martin139 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:40 pm

Hi everyone!

I have a 1VJ Tenere 1986 and my problem is that, whenever I try to kick-start my bike, it backfires, pops and spits flames when trying to find TDC. It starts fine with the starter motor.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Bike backfires when started with kickstarter

Post by ActionManMelb » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:46 pm

As an experiment to try to find the problem, do not turn the ignition on until after you have positioned the piston at just after TDC (ideal kicking position).
Turn ign on and then kick.
Let us know what happens.
"Don't worry," he said, "things could be worse ........."
So I stopped worrying and lo and behold, things did get worse!

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Re: Bike backfires when started with kickstarter

Post by BMurr » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm

Bike must have exploded, he never posted again. :omg:

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