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Anyone put the kick starter on yet? Just wondering if will start any faster with dead engine race starts?
 

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Just had mine installed and picked up my quad.. It actually works fine, you really have to have the heel of your boot on the kicker because otherwise you can't get leverage..The rear of the boot just scrapes the heel guard but regardles it starts on the 3rd or 4th kick..Great back up in case the battery craps out!
 

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QUOTE (offroadhunter @ Aug 23 2008, 02:35 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=11289
Just had mine installed and picked up my quad.. It actually works fine, you really have to have the heel of your boot on the kicker because otherwise you can't get leverage..The rear of the boot just scrapes the heel guard but regardles it starts on the 3rd or 4th kick..Great back up in case the battery craps out!
Where can you pick up the kick start? any pics of the install?
 

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A buddy of mine just had his kicker taken off and starter put back on. He was having trouble getting it started especially when it got hot. He has alot of motor work, high compression, and cams that made it hard to kick. The Kawis have a hard starting problem anyways and adding more compression makes it even worse when you are kicking it. If you notice, team Kawi isn't running the kick start and there is probably a reason. I would bet to say they know more about these bikes than anyone.
 

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QUOTE (Conrad @ Sep 10 2008, 05:18 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=11768
A buddy of mine just had his kicker taken off and starter put back on. He was having trouble getting it started especially when it got hot. He has alot of motor work, high compression, and cams that made it hard to kick. The Kawis have a hard starting problem anyways and adding more compression makes it even worse when you are kicking it. If you notice, team Kawi isn't running the kick start and there is probably a reason. I would bet to say they know more about these bikes than anyone.
I don't race and my motive for getting the kicker was as a back up to the battery...I kept the starter on it as well....the only thing that makes it difficult to kick is that you have to place the heel of your foot on the starter otherwise your foot will scrape the plastic on the way down
 

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Anyone know the part number from kawasaki for the kickstart kit?????
 

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i can get one cheap if you PM me. I should have mine in a week. and hot starts sucks either way unless u do the tps mod. The kawi wont start for crap hot.
 

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I ordered my kick start kit today from Chaplin Kawasaki, how long does it take to fit????
is it a straight forward job???
 

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QUOTE (Djr-xc-racer29 @ Sep 22 2008, 02:10 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=12269
I ordered my kick start kit today from Chaplin Kawasaki, how long does it take to fit????
is it a straight forward job???
I took mine in to have it installed, was told it's easy to do but you need an impact driver for sure, took about 1.5 hours..The mechanic's knuckles were a bit sore when he finished so i presume it's a pain!
 

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QUOTE (offroadhunter @ Sep 22 2008, 06:24 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=12279
I took mine in to have it installed, was told it's easy to do but you need an impact driver for sure, took about 1.5 hours..The mechanic's knuckles were a bit sore when he finished so i presume it's a pain!
What do you need the impact driver for???
 
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