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Old 12-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #61
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #62
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I do have to wonder why so many "need" electric start? Are there that many people that can't kick over a small CC thumper ? Hell it only took five minutes to teach my then 12 year old daughter how to kick start a bike and my buddy's 3 year old son already hops up and down on his KTM's kicker. Hell, he probably would have started it on several occasions had the run switch been on. To me the notion of ditching the extra weight of the Estart as well as lessening a bikes complexity is a selling point , not a con.

Ideally, I would want both. E-Start for every day use, and the kick for emergency back up. (not that I've ever had an electric start bike ever fail, but I'm still old enough that it stays in the back of my mind)

Nah, for me, the final nail in the coffin for only kickstart, was my '91 DR350S.

OMG I hated that thing! It was the closest thing on this earth to nearly giving me a heart attack or brain embolism I've ever had, including bad girlfriends.

It was fine when cold. It was fine when hot. It was a very easy kick to light 'er up. But when it was luke warm, it would stall at the drop of a hat, and I could kick that f***ing thing until I was blue in the face and half dead, and it just wouldn't start. (and it sucked for trying to bump start that thing too)

I tried everything to make it better, but it would only make things worse for every other situation of riding, yet still be a pig when warm. The DR was about my 18th bike owned at that point, and I have nearly a million km's and over 40 years riding under my belt. (many of the bikes being kickstart only)

One of my other bikes I was riding at the time was an '82 Yamaha RD350LC two stroke. That bike, I could literally start with a lazy effort using my hand. Stalling out on the DR when I was late for work? Ugh, my blood pressure is going up just remembering, all these years later
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #63
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Kick start is for hipsters, along with film cameras, cigarettes, and moustaches.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:33 AM   #64
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Kick start is for dirt bikers, along with porn films that feature women, scars, and getting to actually touch boobies.


I agree.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:04 AM   #65
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I do have to wonder why so many "need" electric start? Are there that many people that can't kick over a small CC thumper ? Hell it only took five minutes to teach my then 12 year old daughter how to kick start a bike and my buddy's 3 year old son already hops up and down on his KTM's kicker. Hell, he probably would have started it on several occasions had the run switch been on. To me the notion of ditching the extra weight of the Estart as well as lessening a bikes complexity is a selling point , not a con.

I can tell you have never owned a cantanerous bitch of a bike with a kickstarter before....right?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #66
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I can tell you have never owned a cantanerous bitch of a bike with a kickstarter before....right?
Absolutely and it su-ucks when they act up!!. I would hope that a fairly modern mc with EFI wouldn't be of that sort. I have also owned bikes that kick start so easily that I couldn't imagine having and Estart on them. On them it would seem like useless extra weight.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #67
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I would want the button. Thought about buying one of these back in the day, but with no button, and everything else had the button - and memories of kicking myself into a massive sweat still fresh in my memory - no sale without the button.

I suspect that most of us would find this bike to be too small ergonomically, anyway. It may make a great bike for someone smaller of stature ( a woman, perhaps?) but that's just another reason why it should have the button.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #68
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I can tell you have never owned a cantanerous bitch of a bike with a kickstarter before....right?
This is a new bike with efi, what makes you think it will be hard to start?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:41 PM   #69
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This is a new bike with efi, what makes you think it will be hard to start?

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #70
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Why are there so many sissies out there? If you can't kick it don't ride it. I rode XLCH Sportsters for years and Velocettes. All it takes is learning the starting drill and knowing your bike.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #71
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I have one availiable with 2200 miles on it. Has been house art for the last 7 years. Flawless paint and panels. $3000.
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Trade for a nice ZR7s.........


I owned a SR500 for many years. I think I worked on it more than I rode it.

I can't tell, is it Fuel Injected? IMO kick start only adds to the "uniqueness" of the bike. I like it a lot.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #72
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No motorcyle trades wanted.Others possible.Bike is carburated.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #73
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Heck, I kick started a 1964 Harley Panhead for several years. I wish i had it back.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #74
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Heck, I kick started a 1964 Harley Panhead for several years. I wish i had it back.

Did you ever get it running? Most guys quit after 15-20 kicks!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:18 PM   #75
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Did you ever get it running? Most guys quit after 15-20 kicks!
It usually took two or three kicks to get it going with the rare exception when thirty would do it. I had a riding buddy who was 6-4 at 350 lbs who could start it with his hand.
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