Why I don't need a rope starter

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by bigdee, May 27, 2017.

  1. bigdee

    bigdee New Member

    May 18, 2017
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    I like to warm up my engine before riding so I don't have to fumble with choke (un-safe). What works for me is to lean bike over on kickstand and spin rear wheel with clutch engaged. My engine always starts in less than 1/2 revolution....after it starts I lock the clutch and let it warm up until choke can be fully open.
  2. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    May 25, 2008
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    That works...

    I had one when the locking clutches first came out. Ya guessed it. Vibrated loose and bike took off. (scratched up the fender pretty good) So on that MB, I would use a piece of double sided velcro to double lock it. Worked really well and was cheap.

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