I'm Tired, I'm Old, I'm new to Motorized, central Florida

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by yodar, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. yodar

    yodar New Member



    I need a center stand baaad! I pedal the bike to start it and when it starts i am to tard to drive it ;>)

    Something JUST THE RIGHT SIZE and SHAPE to merely rotate the bike up onto below the crank, that's all I need

    NEXT ption, a SEAT with more PADDING !


    Yodar in Florida
    (Retired teacher,expert home brewer, skilled cook, formerly married, and BATF licensed collector of Military Curios and Relics, ardent rifle/pistol marksmanship STUDENT)
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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Hi yodar.

    Welcome to MBc.

    Nice looking bike!!
    (have you read the front fender horror stories? bunch of them.... including this one: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=20496 )

    From my experience, it's easier to start these engines while rolling. They need your weight (inertia) to get that rear wheel turning.
    Your bike should begin starting easier as it breaks in. Are you using the choke, at 1st?

    One thing about it.... if starting it makes you 'tard', you can always rest up, while you are cruising (& smiling) across town!!
  3. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

  4. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Another Florida rider! GREAT! Welcome aboard.

  5. pbeggs

    pbeggs Member

  6. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    I bought the two leg stand from Pirate Cycles. While neither I, nor the manufacturer recommends sitting on the bike with the stand down, you can start the bike on the stand by raising the choke lever, releasing the clutch and giving the rear wheel a good spin by hand. If you're a long hair, beware of the spokes and chain when you do this.
  7. yodar

    yodar New Member

    New Motorizer too pooped to pedal ;>)

    Where are you I am in WEST ORANGE COUNTY outside Orlando just far enough away as possible without being in lake County ;>)

    Thanks to all for the suggestions, some can be acted on quickly as their price is manageable!

  8. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    You can lower the compression ratio (for good or until it gets loose) a little thus making the engine easier to start. Adding one head gasket at a time until you get it where you like it, will do the trick. I can't but my son can start our bikes by hand turning the rear tire,
  9. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    I'm in Saint Augustine.

  10. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. I just added a centerstand to my motorbike and really like it.
    Side kickstands wear out fast.
    Remember that "The existence of beer is proof that God loves us".
  11. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Welcome to the forum!
  12. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    Welcolm from St. Pete Florida