How to Start a Motorcycle (Fuel Injected or Carbed)

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One of the first things we learn in our motorcycle safety course are the letters FINE-C which is the sequence of processes for starting up a motorcycle. Originally created for carbureted motorcycles, it can also be applied to motorbikes with fuel injection with minor tweaks. Here are what each letter stands for:

  • F = Fuel Supply/Fuel Level
  • I = Ignition
  • N = Neutral
  • E = Engine Cutoff/Emergency Shutdown
  • C = Choke/Clutch

It only takes a few seconds to go through the procedure but it will help avoid problems such as running out of fuel or having your bike jump forward during startup. I hope you find this instructable helpful and if you did, please hit that subscribe button. Thanks for watching and ride safe.


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