Kickstarters...

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Mavagrand, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    What was the last year Harley's had kickstarters? Tinkering around with my 78 Yamaha today, it got me to thinking about kick starters. It still has one. I know most modern street bikes don't, just wondering what year the MoCo converted over.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    1986 Wide glide, tho there are kicker kits available for newer models:s
     
  3. Simonemonty

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    But about me on new models, or modern models, the kickstart don't work good
    I prefer not injected bike, but bike to carburetor
     
  4. lorne

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    sorry but i gota know. is it a XS750 special?
     
  5. Jack Klarich

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  6. Mavagrand

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    XS650, Lorne. had it for a few years now, plan on restoring it.
     
  7. Mavagrand

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    Here's a photo, Lorne. Note the kick start.
     

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  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I cut my motorcycling teeth on brand "Y", the last years of kickers for them was 1981 and yes I loved the XS650...:D
     
  9. lorne

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    Those are great old bikes good luck with your restoration.had an old XS 750 special, bought it for myself on my 21st birthday, would love to still have it and restore it as you are doing. enjoy your project and good luck with it