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Which Kick startlever
« on: 30.12. 2016 17:29 »
I am considering buying a new Kick start  lever for my Rocket,  but there are a couple to choose from with the folding arm.

One has a clip for the earlier models and the later one is a spring and ball bearing internals to keep the arm from swinging about.
Are the clip ones any better than the later ball bearing model which i have now.


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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #1 on: 30.12. 2016 17:53 »
Clip type far superior
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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #2 on: 30.12. 2016 18:46 »
yes clip for me
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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #3 on: 31.12. 2016 07:13 »
Please read this Pete http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=11347.0
Since you are in the UK, I would suggest to take a kickstarter shaft with you to the shop and test fit the lever AND the cotter pin. We Skippys have to pay postage over and back on dodgy parts!
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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #4 on: 31.12. 2016 09:47 »
Pete - you could talk to beezermacc (Priory Magmetos).  A fund of relevant knowledge and a source of parts at sensible prices.

My only connection is as a very satisfied customer.
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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #5 on: 14.01. 2017 20:00 »
I have restored a couple of a10s and several a65's. I can tell you the originals with the clip come out further than the new ones you buy without, causing an exhaust clearance issue. I have my originals all rechromed, if that's not an option, definitely make sure the new clip type is the same bend as original.

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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #6 on: 16.01. 2017 22:02 »
Ill bear that in mind ref the clearance

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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #7 on: 17.01. 2017 07:00 »
I have restored a couple of a10s and several a65's. I can tell you the originals with the clip come out further than the new ones you buy without, causing an exhaust clearance issue. I have my originals all rechromed, if that's not an option, definitely make sure the new clip type is the same bend as original.


Yep, I had the same problem with a standard A10 exhaust. Now fitted with siamese pipes and tapered Goldie style muffler and the pattern part clears the new muffler, lucky for me.
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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #8 on: 29.01. 2017 11:42 »

 I bought a folding kick lever for my Plunger A10 early '80's in the UK somewhere, and it has 'K CE10' and 'MCE' forged in it. Much chunkier than the other I have, and about a half inch shorter, but same profile. The cotter seems to work but I elected to use the one I had which isn't stamped 'BSA', but feels factory. I'll try add a pic sometime
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Re: Which Kick startlever
« Reply #9 on: 02.02. 2017 13:51 »
Decided to refurbish the one i have, mainly to dodgy copies on market

thanks for input

Pete
BSA ROAD ROCKET 650cc 1954
Norton commando Roadster 750cc 1972
Triumph T140 Silver jubilee 750cc 1977
Honda Pan European ST1100  2000
Honda C90 1990