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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yamaha srv 540

Hi I recently got a 1981 yamaha srv 540 and the motor runs in reverse any ideas on how to fix this?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 07:22 AM
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Try useing a rope on the clutch to start it? From standing on the clutch side wrap the roape from the top, forword and around like 3 or 4 times. Then pull up on it!
About the only way it could run in rev is if it backfired and turned it that way!
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Or if someone wound the recoil the wrong way

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Yeah, but I don't think that fly weights in the recoil start will fly and catch the wrong way. At least most that I have dealt with won't work in reverse, since they are designed not to catch once the motor is running. The timing has got to be set too close to zero for it to run in reverse that easy.
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