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subzali
12-23-2009, 12:45 PM
For those who haven't seen it done (or didn't know it could be done)...:D

http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/343061-hand-crank.html

There's a video a little ways down the page...

MDH33
12-23-2009, 01:03 PM
Awesome! :zilla:

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Hulk
12-23-2009, 01:05 PM
Here is the video. I just wanted to try the new YouTube button!

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Hulk
12-23-2009, 01:06 PM
Ha! Martin beat me to it!

rover67
12-23-2009, 01:30 PM
That's a well setup motor.

I did it a lot with the old rover and it'd take a light bounce off of the compression to make it pop over. Kinda fun and sweet when there's no battery. It would rip your arm off if it hit backwards.

MDH33
12-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Interesting how the hole for the crank start is on the valance of an FJ60, but the radiator blocks the access to the crank.

jacdaw
12-23-2009, 01:47 PM
Interesting how the hole for the crank start is on the valance of an FJ60, but the radiator blocks the access to the crank.I bet there's a third-world radiator option with a hole in it.

SteveH
12-24-2009, 01:44 PM
There's also no crank lug on the FJ60 crank nut, so even if you could get a crank past the radiator, there's nothing for the crank to engage.

farnhamstj
12-24-2009, 03:01 PM
I always wanted to try that with my 40. I didn't have the guide on the front bumper though. I did kick start my KTM once this summer in 800miles of riding. Last day of the season, maybe 35 degrees. Bike was cold. pulled out the choke, started on the 1st kick.

Rzeppa
12-25-2009, 01:13 AM
I never believed that really worked until Butch Baker (Texican on mud, "wise one" to the rest of us) related how his son Josh and buddies went down to the arroyo and left the lights on (FJ40), drained that battery but were able to crank-start it.

cbmontgo
12-25-2009, 09:24 AM
There's also no crank lug on the FJ60 crank nut, so even if you could get a crank past the radiator, there's nothing for the crank to engage.

That's too bad. Surely there is a non-U.S. model somewhere that doesn't have this "blockage" in the way?

DaveInDenver
12-25-2009, 09:58 AM
That's cool. I've never actually seen it done.