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Old 10-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #4741
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Don't get me wrong--I'm a proud member of the Save the Kickers Foundation as well, and I hate the trend of eliminating kickstarters. I like the magic button as well as anybody, but kickstart backup should be present (from the factory) on every DS bike IMO. These days most everything that has a button, doesn't have a kicker. Kickstart-only bikes are a whole nother animal and they're a hard sell in 2013, and that's the quintessential truth, Ruth!
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #4742
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I have a Gas Gas FSE450 that has elec start with a kickstart backup if anyone wants to trade me a japanese 450 enduro or a newer 450 mx bike. or trade for 4000$ cash



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Old 10-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #4743
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I have a Gas Gas FSE450 that has elec start with a kickstart backup if anyone wants to trade me a japanese 450 enduro or a newer 450 mx bike. or trade for 4000$ cash




Street-legal and ready to go?
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:07 AM   #4744
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Street-legal and ready to go?
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #4745
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Hey, what do I know about 'em? I thought they were off-road only.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #4746
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Just pulling your chain, Kirk. Gas Gas is an oblique yet cool ride (as I've so heard/read). Though I believe that the plate and street-required accessories are shown in the pictures? But okay, even given that, you never know...
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #4747
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Though I believe that the plate and street-required accessories are shown in the pictures? But okay, even given that, you never know...

Boy, ain't that the truth - how many bikes have had some stuff bolted on, but then "have you got a street-legal title for it?" "uhh... well, no, but it should be easy for ya to get one from the guvvamint..."
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #4748
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Yah - I hear ya but., I believe sub zero has a relatively-deserved "good guy" rating stamped-n 'round these climes.(?) Believe me though, I ain't a adv forum junkie, so my opine is worth vapor...

Either way - his post/offering was a bit vague...
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #4749
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:46 PM   #4750
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yeah it has a FL title and registration. the registration matches the vin # on the frame. fully legal, maybe cept for the IRC and Shinko 540 tires which are NOT dot approved. but who gives a shit. they will stand up in any gear in the woods. careful on the street though... front wheel preservation can be a costly ticket
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #4751
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yeah it has a FL title and registration.... tires which are NOT dot approved. but who gives a shit.
Yup - I've illicitly run non dot tires often. Fuckem. Or get new hoops.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #4752
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Don't get me wrong--I'm a proud member of the Save the Kickers Foundation as well, and I hate the trend of eliminating kickstarters. I like the magic button as well as anybody, but kickstart backup should be present (from the factory) on every DS bike IMO. These days most everything that has a button, doesn't have a kicker. Kickstart-only bikes are a whole nother animal and they're a hard sell in 2013, and that's the quintessential truth, Ruth!
I'll add - they should wire these DS bikes so that when you kickstart, it'll run and run the headlight so you can get home. Damn DRZ will NOT run without a good battery. Got stranded already. Soooo glad I bought that kickstart kit
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #4753
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Funny this has come up.

We noticed as we loaded the bikes for our trip to Cheaha that Phil no longer has a kick started attached to his bike. Who knows what happened to it or how long its been gone.

Well a replacement kickstarter was not in the cards so I went to lowes and bought 10 gage wire and four clips and made a mini/motorcycle set of jumpers cables that I now carry with me in the air box.

Next time we have starting problems at least we will can jump from bike to bike.

BTW see you all in the morning at Brox. This is the time of year to ride every chance you get.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:45 PM   #4754
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Funny this has come up.

We noticed as we loaded the bikes for our trip to Cheaha that Phil no longer has a kick started attached to his bike. Who knows what happened to it or how long its been gone.

Well a replacement kickstarter was not in the cards so I went to lowes and bought 10 gage wire and four clips and made a mini/motorcycle set of jumpers cables that I now carry with me in the air box.

Next time we have starting problems at least we will can jump from bike to bike.

BTW see you all in the morning at Brox. This is the time of year to ride every chance you get.
That 10g wire and clips may charge the battery Vic, but I'd be cautious about actually jumping the bike off like that. Maybe more amps than that wire will care for... I had a similar set up for the jetskis and the cables had to be in the water to keep from over heating... still got hot as shit on the ends..
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #4755
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That is strange, Jerry. I put another battery (out of Jeff's bike) in my old DRZ when it died in the woods. It was impossible to hook my battery back up with the bike running, so I rode it home 30 miles with the battery disconnected and the cable ends taped. The stator died soon after that.
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