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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-27-2006, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone came across a kickstarter for the vn750? If so the info would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-27-2006, 05:52 PM
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I've done a lot of reading here and abroad and never heard of a kick starter for the 750. I'm sure it would take plenty of machine work. I've heard of a roll starter!

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someone was asking about that not too long ago...any kick starter would have to be custom made, personally I think it would be a good idea. I would say try the yahoo site someone there might know of one thats been done. but honestly I doubt it, people get too caught up in the easy way these days.
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With the high compression the Vulcan has, I'd think you'd also need to add some kind of compression release mechanism too.
All in all, it'd probably be quite an extensive project.


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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-27-2006, 08:12 PM
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why??? you dont have hand cranks on cars anymore, right. i dont think i ever heard anyone complain about it. so why have one for 750cc bike???

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I'm all for the kickstarter. That was the only let down when I bought the bike. It certainly would be less drain on the battery.

Tankist, now you're thinking like a lazy American. Congratulations!

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After watching my neighbor nearly get launched into orbit starting his old ElectraGlide cop bike with the kick starter, I think I'll pass. The smaller dirt bikes I used to ride were fine with a kick starter but even the old Yamaha 360 Enduro had a compression relief valve on it so that the kickback didn't launch you too far. I'll be a lazy American and stick with the electric start on this bike.

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I've heard rumors that they don't put kickstarters on bikes over 500cc for that very reason, so I wasn't taken by surprise that much when I found out we didn't have them.

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My last bike had a kick start. 1980 Suzuki 750 inline 4. It wasn't easy !

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i can see how some veterans of MC'ing or someone who comes from dirt biking can feel uncomfortable not having that option. my dad, who loves the bike just can't stop complaining about it and i'm no longer going into arguments. the only thing i say "well, your camry doesn't have one either". he thinks about and agrees that he thinks late 70's when he rode his last "2 wheeled motorized vehicle" (hardly could be called motorcycle . he brought into his condo on 3 floor (no elevator!) every night for it not to get stolen. )

well in any case the vulcan going to be his first bike in US as i'm signing him and myself (can't hurt to take it again) for MSF cource this spring . he is very exited about riding again. even though i will not get any $ from this kinda sale it is still good to know that the vn750 will stay in the family.

i wonder if he is going to miss the kickstart

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