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2 stroke engines can start and run in either direction... i figured that out when digging in on a very large hill, with a broken front brake. so i put it in gear and used the clutch as a break to keep me from rolling backwards too fast. well my engine bump started and ran in reverse:crazy: lol. scary moment.

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lol....... my old man has told me stories, but i've never gotten to see it happen....

since you made the post, i take it you made it out alive

i was under the impression modern 2 strokes couldn't do it, i guess i was wrong

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man that would have been a kodak moment. the look on your face must have been priceless

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I got to see it in person as well, on a Blaster. That atv had a few problems anyway, but after it was all torn down afterwards the reeds were BAD. I don't know if it was from running backwards or not but it was really weird!

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in theory, atleast as far as i know, it shouldn't make any difference if a 2 stroke is turning forward or backwards. Heck, a 4 stroke could easily be set up to run either direction if you just mess with the cam.

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How did he start that in reverse? It looks like he just rolled it up to the camera then just started Going in reverse.

And back on topic I once started my kdx200 in reverse while going backwards down a hill. But luckily I knew exactly what had happend so I was able to shut it off immediatly.

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