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Author Topic: Good news for Luddites  (Read 1747 times)

Kevin Mahoney

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Good news for Luddites
« on: December 09, 2008, 05:56:14 PM »
I got confirmation from the factory today that the G-5 and E-5 (which we haven't talked about much, it is basically the Electra with an EFI engine) will come with a kickstarter as standard equipment. So to summarize, the C-5 will NOT have a kickstarter, the E5 and G-5 will have a kickstarter.

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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 06:00:31 PM »
Kevin, thanks for the update and final word on: "To kick start or not to kick start?"  (That was the question!)
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 08:06:09 PM »
I got confirmation from the factory today that the G-5 and E-5 (which we haven't talked about much, it is basically the Electra with an EFI engine) will come with a kickstarter as standard equipment. So to summarize, the C-5 will NOT have a kickstarter, the E5 and G-5 will have a kickstarter.

Cool!  Choices are good.  So, what kind of SPRAG gear will it have?  Surely it must be better than the current one, say yes?

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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 09:00:34 PM »
Somebody mention my name?

Ace Luddite, reporting for duty! ;D

Actually, I think they are leaving it off the C5 as a puzzle project for their Luddite customers like me, because they know their customers can't leave anything be, and will try to cobble a kickstarter onto the C5 anyhow.
They know we like to tinker with things.

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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 09:24:43 PM »
oh geeze, you're going to make me chose between the sexy new C-5 and the also sexy, but not quite as G-5? you guys are so mean :-\

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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 05:08:40 PM »
I haven't had a street bike with a kick starter in........ I've never had a street bike with a kick starter.  Just the dirt bikes and they were all 2-strokes.
IF the starter won't do it, Isn't it still possible to bump-start the bike?

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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008, 06:33:54 AM »
By all reports from the field the sprags are "bullet proof"

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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008, 01:26:00 PM »
oh geeze, you're going to make me chose between the sexy new C-5 and the also sexy, but not quite as G-5? you guys are so mean :-\

Not mean to me - as I've said before, unless it's some kind of a "classic", (a true classic, which to me means old),  I'm not going to own a motorcycle that I have to jump up and down on to make it run.  If it HAS a kicker as a backup, fine, BUT:

Electricity has been around for a lot longer than kick starters.
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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008, 01:57:28 PM »
Kick starters and beat up boots,  a way of life...
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Re: Good news for Luddites
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2008, 07:37:50 PM »
HUZZAH!
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