How not to Kick Start a Harley

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Jonas, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Jonas

    Jonas Junior Member

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  2. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Yeh, let the other guy do it,, lol. Nice bike!
     
  3. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    never have had the oppertunity to kick start one. maybe someday.
     
  4. cromedome

    cromedome Active Member

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    If you haven't to kick start a hot harley on a warm day...believe me you haven't missed a thing....
     
  5. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Been there, done that, not going back....:34:
     
  6. The Tank

    The Tank Junior Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I used to have a 1977 XLCH that I would leave running at gas stations just to avoid that kind of situation.

    It could really tire you in just a short period. :lolrolling
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Ah, Sporty Knee been there too ouch, ill tempered:s
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have never kicked a Harley but have done triumph, BSA. Norton, ducati, and various other makes some from the land of the rising sun and other European makes
    Probably the worst was the Armstrong 500 was fitted with a single cylinder 500cc engine made by rotax they like to put the kicker on the left side i just never got the right technique for the left side
    but a properly set up bike and the right technique would get it running in a couple of kicks

    Brian
     
  9. Jonas

    Jonas Junior Member

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    Cold start on my 81 FLH two kicks. Not normal, plus I look like I eat the asian guy. Being fat helps with some things


    YouTube - Two Kicks Harley
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Thats how they should all start, once I figured out my 60 FL it was a 2 kicker:s