So if you leave the key on and the fuel pump doesn't work - you are screwed. But a pretty dead battery will start with the kick as long as the fuel pump still works.yes i have a kicker installed. You have to have the battery installed to use the kicker. The battery cannot be all the way dead or the kicker will not work. The bike needs power to run the fuel pump. To give you an idea my battery was too dead to use the electric starter, but the bike fired right up with the kicker.
rember you must buy the case gasket, it doesnt come with the kicker parts.I dont necessarily think that the battery has to have any charge i think its just that the battery has to be there. cause i think that on a stone dead battery it would still start on the first or second kick cause the stator will put out enough juice for the fuel pump to run its just there has to be a place to store it.
how does the kicker work with heal guards????
do you have room to clear the heal guard when you kick it???
I did my Kick Start myself and it was not that hard to do. It is however the hardest kick start to KICK. I also can not get it to start in one kick even after letting it warm up.