Hello y'all:My Electra X was new in 2006. I took the sprag clutch out when it failed three or four years ago, and am finally tired of the physical exertion needed to kickstart this bike. Also, the "gentle pressure" (or whatever) called out by the owner's booklet to get it just past the point where the exhaust valve closes again is a pain.Do any of you know of an aftermarket compression release lever that is bigger / longer than the one that came with the bike ? I got the idea from looking at the new Yamaha 400 kickstart-only bike.As an alternative, I once tried extending the lever right at the tappet box with a small vice-grips, and that worked, but am afraid of damaging it with a cob-job like that.In case you're wondering, the effort needed to operate the factory decompression lever broke the pin that locks that control to the handlebar.Thanks.Paul
We have the Harley pushbutton type decompreesors, and we also offer the machine work to install them.We have done that on several Bullet heads in the past.