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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

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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!!

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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

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