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Old 03-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default Evo Sportster Kickstart

I just saw this on a blog somewhere and it's a video. I know someone here will find this as interesting as I did.

http://www.ledsledcustoms.com/vblog.asp

This and a magneto and your all set.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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They're gonna make a small fortune selling those things, as long as it's not more expensive than your average used 883 that is...

I'll be watching them, I'd love to get one of those.
I almost didn't look at this thread assuming it was another, "does anyone make a kicker for an evo sporty?" Glad I was wrong!
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:20 AM   #3
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They're gonna make a small fortune selling those things, as long as it's not more expensive than your average used 883 that is...

I'll be watching them, I'd love to get one of those.
I almost didn't look at this thread assuming it was another, "does anyone make a kicker for an evo sporty?" Glad I was wrong!
No doubt!

Judging by the prices of the other products on their site, it shouldn't be too bad(gulp).

I have to say for the first time in a long time, I'm excited about the prospect of this part(s). It says "bolt on, no machining" so I'm really curious to see how it works.

If there's anyone from the company on the JJ, please chime in on this product.
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I likes it
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:18 AM   #5
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Hmm. Looks cool. But so did the sporty open primary kits that sold for $2500. Not by led sled but another company during the height of the fat ass end recent discovery channel fueled chopper movement.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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Looks cool. I would definatley be interested in one as long as it is not crazy priced.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:54 AM   #7
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Hmm. Looks cool. But so did the sporty open primary kits that sold for $2500. Not by led sled but another company during the height of the fat ass end recent discovery channel fueled chopper movement.
An open primary on a Sportster for $2500 has no practical purpose where as this product, on the other hand, is the definition of practical.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:05 PM   #8
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Hmm. Looks cool. But so did the sporty open primary kits that sold for $2500. Not by led sled but another company during the height of the fat ass end recent discovery channel fueled chopper movement.
Haters gonna hate. I think it looks great and is one of the best real innovations in custom chopper parts in a long time.
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$2500 for belt drive for a Sporty!?!?!?!
Holy shit!
My Norton set up cost me about $400 Cdn 3 years ago.

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Old 03-06-2011, 02:27 PM   #10
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How about if your bat is to low to Push the button!!! Then ya use the Kick start!!!!

Man what a concept, have ya forgoten what that was like....Oh yeah yer to yung to remember.

Ok Enough ranting, I have been waiting for some thing like this to come along for a while, I have desighnd many things for all kinds of bikes but couldnt figure this one out. so cudos to them.....Roach.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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how does equipping a bike that comes with e start with a kicker define practical?
it,s practical for the badass chopper look LOL
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:48 PM   #12
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Or you ditch the starter, buy a magneto and a capacitor and ditch the battery. The simple set up guys love to run on a BT in an even lighter and more efficient (and cheaper!) unit motor. Sounds like a hot rodders prerogative to me.

Just had a thought... How about a magneto fired, kick only buell xb motor in a rigid? Anyone else just get a woody thinking about that!?
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Bump starting is not as good as kick starting, and ya dont need help, been there done that.
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I saw this a few days ago .

If it's solid , works as advertised and is under a grand it will sell like hotcakes until the other guys rip it off & start making crap copies .

I've passed the link onto several of my Evo Sportster customers and we are all watching this one with great interest . It's a product that has been missing from the market for the 25 years the Evo Sporty has been around . Good on Ledsled for coming up with a solution to the problem .
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:16 PM   #15
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that is great.
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great i'm curios to see how it work !!!!
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After more thinking about it, there isn't a disclaimer that the kick start is starting the bike. I know in the custom rodding world there are electronic windows that the accuator isn't a button, bit you push the lever down to make the window go down. So maybe the kick start is an electronic accuator that starts the bike by the kick start swing action rather than an actual kick start?

Never said i hated it so don't appreciate the misquote badmonkey.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:36 PM   #18
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It would depend on the price to have a kick start as a backup . I'm Fat and roll down hill real good so bump starting is no problem for me.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #19
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So maybe the kick start is an electronic accuator that starts the bike by the kick start swing action rather than an actual kick start?

I doubt that very much, after i read this i watched the video again, and he ratchets the kicker a few times til he gets to the comp stroke.

Seriously, I'm getting pretty excited about this thing, if it's megabucks im gonna a little upset.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #20
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Well I hope it works better than the factory original Ironhead kicker system, otherwise it's welcome to the world of hyperextended knees and crutches when the ratchet slips, as they all do once in a while.

Hard to see how they have engineeredthis new one though. Strange lump welded on the sprocket cover looks like it lines up with the mainshaft - but not sure how you could spin the engine over by the main shaft without the bike lurching forward as the sprocket turned. Sprag clutch would not work, as to orient it the right way for starting would be the wrong way for riding forward.

Be watching this one with interest.
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