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Author Topic: Kicker Retrofit?  (Read 489 times)

cafeman

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Kicker Retrofit?
« on: October 12, 2012, 11:00:30 AM »
Was wondering if it is possible to fit a kicker to the non-kick UCE engines. I've got a possible sweet deal on a 2010 but really want one with a kickstart. Is it possible, simple complex, or no-go?

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hillntx

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Re: Kicker Retrofit?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 12:11:05 PM »
I've seen on the forum where someone has added a kickstart to a C5 and I've also seen responses saying it's basically a no-go.  If you really want a kickstart, I'd suggest buying a bike already equipped with one.

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Re: Kicker Retrofit?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 12:26:47 PM »
Was wondering if it is possible to fit a kicker to the non-kick UCE engines. I've got a possible sweet deal on a 2010 but really want one with a kickstart. Is it possible, simple complex, or no-go?

Thanks! :)

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Re: Kicker Retrofit?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 05:51:46 PM »
It's not that hard to do, but it does require a total engine teardown. The kickstart gears are inside the gearbox.
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Re: Kicker Retrofit?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 06:17:52 PM »
I suppose you could just bolt the kicker to the engine side case if you just wanted the style aspect :)

cafeman

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Re: Kicker Retrofit?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 12:19:54 AM »
Well maybe one day RE will come up with a kit or something. Really is strange they did'nt include one from the beginning. I'm sure that's been discussed already.  I guess I'll have to not worry, or just keep searching for one with it. ;)

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Re: Kicker Retrofit?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 03:30:42 AM »
It is doable. I saw an 2009 or 2010 C5 at Scooter Bob's where he had put in a kick-starter using parts from another source.
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