Jump to content

running backwards

Recommended Posts

I have a 1973 Yamaha 360 enduro (rt3). Every so often, when I start the bike, it runs backwards! I mean reverse, it will actually move backwards. Am I going crazy here? Anyone have any thoughts on my problem and how to correct it? thanx for any help

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do you want an ad-free experience? Join today and help support the Yamaha Owners Club.

Could be too advanced ignition

Could be to timid a kick to start

or both these conditions ;)

By the way, 2 strokes will generally run backwards if you bump started them backwards :D

Now that sounds like a laugh :P where my camera!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

its happend to me on rare occasions. NOTHING makes you look dumber than being in a carpark and kicking the bike over, revving it up, and shooting backwards about 5 feet when you let out the clutch.

the "im gonna sh*t my pants" look on my face was obscured by the tint in my shield, so i just looked like a doofus

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...