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post #1 of 4 Old 06-11-2008, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is a kickstarter worth it?

I noticed that there's a place for a kick starter. Has anyone tried it and not been thrown over the handle bars? A single 650 I'm sure takes some pretty good kick and ends up with a pretty good compression kickback.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-11-2008, 08:05 PM
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Can't put a kickstart on the KLR's. Yes there is a spot but the newer trans from the old KLR600's does not allow the conversion.

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-12-2008, 11:18 PM
 
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Can't put a kickstart on the KLR's. Yes there is a spot but the newer trans from the old KLR600's does not allow the conversion.
On what years is it not possible?

A few have done it, but maybe it was on pre-95 bikes?
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-13-2008, 12:39 AM
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They had to replace the clutch basket.

It's a PITA & not worth it.

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