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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2003, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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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.
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Wow, and I whine because it's raining outside. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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[img]images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img] i have heard they are a pain in the a$$, your my hero [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: Are WR 400\'s really hard to start?

that weather sounds absolutely fabulous!!


not...really...i can't stand this -5 we have right now....
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The grass is green anyhow.... still wet, and depressing.
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Re: Are WR 400\'s really hard to start?

Now, that's a story.
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Lol story's eh [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

One time I sat on the tiolet for a half hour and all I pooped out was a little peice of corn [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Grass, what's that? I can barely remember what trees look like.
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You're in 24 hrs. of daylight or dark now?
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Re: Are WR 400\'s really hard to start?

We don't get full 24 dark here. You have to go a little farther north for that. Our darkest day the sun comes up around 10 AM and goes down about 1:30 PM. The summer is great though. The sun does go down for an hour or two but it's still bright enough to see fine.
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