Do't try it with the clutch lever in and shift lever in 1st or 2nd.It doesn't start to quick.
I learnt clutch lever in and my foot ready to go for 2nd gear as soon as it fires up.
Don't touch the throttle. Let it fire up first. IMO.
In our racing we have to have the engine off and start when the flag goes up then launch.
I wish we could stay running. At least we get to stay sitting on the bike. At Gold Rush we had to stand in front of it with both hands on the bars, then when the flag raised we had to step around, get on, start it and go.
I'll tell you I have been having alot of trouble starting mine!! Like last off the line then have to make up the time. Was starting in 2nd clutch in but, tried this last race with it out of gear clutch in. I got alot better start the bike fired easier!!!
I haven't had an issue starting in gear yet, but Sunday the person to my right got a slight jump on me but you can't beat the 700's straight line power. They took off just a second before I did (probably carb'd and set up right so it fires faster) but once I got rolling I flew by everyone, rounded the two trees in the lead then took off into the woods riding a small wheelie.
What I do is stall the engine by letting out the clutch in first gear. We have a hands on helmet rule in the Iowa Harescramble series. I put my hands on the lower part of my helmet and then when he says 10 seconds I count down and watch his board. As soon as it moves my hands are on the bars I pull in the clutch hit the magic button and it usually fires right up and I'm off. I did this with my old LTR450 with the same success.
Do not turn the key off or shut it off with the kill switch.
I once had a race where I didn't have the key on and lost about 10 seconds on the start until I realized what I did.:steamed:
:thanks:Hello Amigos!! Thanks for your replies. My son is taking the 700XX out to the MSXC series [Bucksnort, TN (Foxholow)] cc race this weekend for a little Open class action. We'll see how these techniques work for him. Dennis in West TN:xx:
I put mine in neutral, kill it, then try starting it to just before it will fire (something I learned w/ a 400ex), leave the key on, as soon as I see his shoulder move to drop the flag, I hit the start button and bam, she is ready to go. (Not so much w/ this new build, but definately was like that b4 I blew it up).