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Offline Paul Harris

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Re: Bump starting a 650 Versys 2018
« Reply #10 on: Jun 07, 2021, 08:19 AM »
Thankyou for the helpful remarks, I will get contacts checked ASAP, not confident to do it myself! hopefully I will not have to bump start it    but would. Second gear be best.  Cheers Paul.

Offline uralrob

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Re: Bump starting a 650 Versys 2018
« Reply #11 on: Jun 07, 2021, 11:16 AM »


 "Might as well buy a V-Strom...   "

  Clearly time to activate the ABS chapter in Oregon  :015:.

  32 here today, just the weather for a scantily clad swoopingly elegant S.R. Mk1  :2: .

 Rob.
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Offline anderson

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Re: Bump starting a 650 Versys 2018
« Reply #12 on: Jun 07, 2021, 10:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul Harris [+]
Thankyou for the helpful remarks, I will get contacts checked ASAP, not confident to do it myself! hopefully I will not have to bump start it    but would. Second gear be best.  Cheers Paul.

I've always done it in first  :027:
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Offline Gustavo

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Re: Bump starting a 650 Versys 2018
« Reply #13 on: Jun 08, 2021, 05:24 AM »
You are making the poor sod that's pushing you work harder if you try to push start in first.  Bump starting in 2nd (or even 3rd, but requires a bit more speed to avoid stalling the engine as soon as it fires) requires less force and is less likely to make the rear wheel lockup when you let the clutch out.

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Offline anderson

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Re: Bump starting a 650 Versys 2018
« Reply #14 on: Jun 08, 2021, 09:21 AM »
Easier to push a big bike up to speed by yourself in first. A slight hill helps. A big hill helps more. Pump the pegs and force the rear wheel down when you bump it to stop it locking.
I expect each bike has its nuances. My 1986 VFR was fine this way.
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