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Hard Starting DR650s

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Hey guys,

I have a 1991 DR650S that is extremely hard to start. Doesn't matter if it's been running or not it just takes forever to start. I have to kick it on average about 15-20 times before it starts. I replaced the plugs with no change, I am going to take and drain and filter the gas tank, and clean the carb this weekend and see if that helps. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. It does have a new battery also.

Thanks,

Aaron

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Okay so after doing some searching I found out that I didn't know the correct starting procedure and apparently niether did the guy I bought it from. I had ben just pulling in the compression release and kicking the crap out of it. Well come to find out I was just supposed to slowly move the kicker till the lever popped back out, and then give it a swift kick. Works like a charm starts up first kick almost every time, and here I thought i was going to have to get some bigger leg muscles to kick the thing with. HAHA

Aaron

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