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Author Topic: Hi all, What models also have a kick start?  (Read 257 times)

Tomrog

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Hi all, What models also have a kick start?
« on: February 26, 2014, 12:50:38 AM »
Hi folks, back in my youth, it seemed that I kick started my bikes...a lot!  My newer rides don't have that handy aspect.  I am kind of tired of pushing my R1100RSL home from various parts of Kennewick and Richland, Washington.  I guess as the 4th owner Im also the guy who gets to fix everything...every year.  LOL

So with that said, I see a kick starter in the brochures, is it REAL?  Or is it cosmetic?

Thanks for your help!

Tom :o

mattsz

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Re: Hi all, What models also have a kick start?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 01:34:20 AM »
"They're real - and they're fantastic!"

There was a short while when the C5 models didn't have it, but currently every model ships with the kick start.

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Re: Hi all, What models also have a kick start?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 01:34:28 AM »
Tom,


All of the current 500cc UCE models have both kick and electric start.  At least the ones they sell in the U.S.


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Re: Hi all, What models also have a kick start?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 01:36:25 AM »
The 535 also has it...  ;)

Tomrog

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Re: Hi all, What models also have a kick start?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 12:59:48 AM »
Thanks for the information!  I was beginning to wonder if the only bikes with kick starters anymore were a dwindling number of dirt bikes.  As soon as I finish the current repair, I think the BMW is going up for sale.  Now I have to find someplace or someone within a couple of hundred miles who has a Royal Enfield for sale.  :)  These guys look like a lot of fun, I already have a sidecar rig, but its nice to have something I can hop on and go as well.