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03-17-2011 12:06 PM
crwh45 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).
03-17-2011 11:40 AM
mustangGH ya mines the same way brian if ya kill it in gear its easier to start if ya put it in neutral
03-16-2011 10:29 AM
dfesmire99 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
03-16-2011 01:53 AM
92K1500 That's odd. Every time I've stalled my ATV by way of clutch it's always been a PITA to get started again. Have to crank it forever and it pops and chugs before it finally fires off.

I've always had better luck using the key to kill it.
03-16-2011 01:12 AM
Luecker 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.
03-16-2011 12:20 AM
92K1500 Yeah we leave the key on.

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.
03-15-2011 11:53 PM
EEHonda Can you leave the key on and the pump primed? Never in a dead start.
03-15-2011 11:33 PM
HosRacn 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!!!
03-15-2011 11:25 PM
92K1500 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.
03-15-2011 11:21 PM
ceballos i usually leave it in first... the bike stays on right up until the banner goes up... banner goes down, and i hit it!
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