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« on: January 24, 2018, 03:45:45 PM »

When I'm riding, occasionally I'll wipe out.  When I dump my DR650 I assume the engine gets flooded because it is hard to start after that. 
Should I be doing something other than waiting 10-15 minutes before trying to start it?

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 08:46:49 PM »

Howdy Green Devil,
Sometimes the carburetor will overfill with gas and cause the bike to be hard to start. You can try opening the throttle wide open when cranking the motor over. Crank the motor over a couple times with open throttle. Then close the throttle and wait a minute, and try again at normal throttle opening. Otherwise, you may have to wait a bit.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 09:47:43 PM »

You can try opening the throttle wide open when cranking the motor over. Crank the motor over a couple times with open throttle. Then close the throttle and wait a minute, and try again at normal throttle opening. Otherwise, you may have to wait a bit.

That's pretty much the way I do my DR650. It's always worked, I've never had to sit and wait.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 12:30:52 PM »

When you drop the bike, shut off the tank gas valve petcock ASAP!
That should help.
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