Kicker

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by dlingle61, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. dlingle61

    dlingle61 Member

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    How come when I kickstart my softail there always seems to be a bunch of guys watching? D-D :newsmile108:
     
  2. shovelrider

    shovelrider Member

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    Most guys haven,t been riding long enough to know what a kickstarter is.
    HAHAHAHAHAHA.:D
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If one leg is shorter than the other you have been a kicker:D
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    My shovelhead starts on the first kick when there is no one around, on the second if there's less than 5 watching. If more than 10 are out there, I go back inside, cuz it ain't gonna fire :bigsmiley30:
     
  5. Gator454

    Gator454 Active Member

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    My 1948 pan head put me through the rafters in the garage and only the dog was looking!
     
  6. wildey

    wildey Active Member

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    Back when I was a kid I knew a few people that had harleys and also torn tendons from kickstarting them. I remember them saying something about if you didn't have it in the right position it was bad news?

    I never had a kick started, all my bikes were jap bikes back then with electric start
     
  7. blademan

    blademan Active Member

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    Amen Brother
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Ditto...they're probably scratching their heads wondering what you are doing...;)
     
  9. dlingle61

    dlingle61 Member

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    Yes I have to agree if knowone is around it does start right up and when others are watching it seems to want to (EDIT) with ya

    Please read this...
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  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Although its been a while since i had a kick start bike my 75 bonnie was a 2 kick start every time but had to adgust points regularly to keep it like that once converted to electronic ignition 3 - 4 kicks to start
    British army had armstrong motorcycles in the 80s fitted with a rotax 500cc single cylinder engine lots of torque but the kicker was on the left side of the bike a real bear to start

    Brian