Join Date: Jan 2003
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Are WR 400\'s really hard to start?
It took a couple of days to learn how to start my WR from hot, cold, crashed, but now I can usually get it spinning on the 1st or 2nd kick. I moved to Iqaluit and drive the bike all year here. I richen it up a bit in the winter and it starts easily down to -10 C. -20 C requires lots of acceleration pump and kicking but it happens. -30 C usually requires inside heated storage or heat gun to warm the radiators, but it still happens. A couple of days ago I got lost out on the tundra about 4 PM . The wind picked up and blew the trail away. The sun went down and I was toast. I dug a hole in a snowbank and crawled inside to spend the night. 6 AM the next morning I heard a sled in the distance. I tried to start the bike to signal for help with the headlight. The bike had been sitting in the snow for 10 hours at - 30 C, -47 with the windchill. It wouldn't stay running but coughed enough to spark the light and save my frozen ass. I say WR 400's are a pleasure to start.