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    Re: Not ready to stop

    I was trying to remember the last bike i owned that had a kick starter on it? I think my 900 Z1 had one, but after that I owned a string of mid sized Suzuki's from late seventies through early nineties... GoldWings are the first I remember for sure didn't have one! Oldsziemers may be starting here...

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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironheadziggy76 View Post
    Marty just look down by the footpe.... wait, never mind, yours isn't an XR75 is it?
    Seriously, it seems to me that even the Goldwing would have a "kickstart" option in the event of a dead battery in some God-forsaken location...somewhat of a real job trying to get a Goldwing up to "starting speed" if alone on level ground.

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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by mailman01 View Post
    Seriously, it seems to me that even the Goldwing would have a "kickstart" option in the event of a dead battery in some God-forsaken location...somewhat of a real job trying to get a Goldwing up to "starting speed" if alone on level ground.
    Weighs less than one pound... https://www.amazon.com/Starter-Porta...y+jump+starter

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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by mailman01 View Post
    Seriously, it seems to me that even the Goldwing would have a "kickstart" option in the event of a dead battery in some God-forsaken location...somewhat of a real job trying to get a Goldwing up to "starting speed" if alone on level ground.
    One has the option of purchasing roadside assistance. But I guess that won't help you if you are outside the coverage area.
    Do you really think the average Goldwing owner can kickstart a 1800cc engine with a compression ratio of 10.5:1?
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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by lqqk_out View Post
    One has the option of purchasing roadside assistance. But I guess that won't help you if you are outside the coverage area.
    Do you really think the average Goldwing owner can kickstart a 1800cc engine with a compression ratio of 10.5:1?
    Maybe with a compression release???

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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by lqqk_out View Post
    One has the option of purchasing roadside assistance. But I guess that won't help you if you are outside the coverage area.
    Do you really think the average Goldwing owner can kickstart a 1800cc engine with a compression ratio of 10.5:1?
    Good point....maybe if he/she were a 300lb Sumo wrestler....

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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by mailman01 View Post
    Good point....maybe if he/she were a 300lb Sumo wrestler....
    Not no scrawny butted mailman 'eh?

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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamus View Post
    Not no scrawny butted mailman 'eh?
    Yeah, someone with more legfat than I got...

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    Re: Not ready to stop

    My 75 GL1000 had an available kick start, that was housed up by the air breather when not used.
    You stuck it in sideways just behind the engine, but I could never get it to start with it!
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    Re: Not ready to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Boots View Post
    My 75 GL1000 had an available kick start, that was housed up by the air breather when not used.
    You stuck it in sideways just behind the engine, but I could never get it to start with it!
    And I'm never going to admit to turning off your kill switch...

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