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Wanted: any/all kick-start mechanism parts
01/25/19 at 09:43:12
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Wanted: any/all kick-start mechanism parts (exc. foot lever) to be fitted onto a 1980 R65, including the mounting plate. Thanks for reading!
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Re: Wanted: any/all kick-start mechanism parts
Reply #1 - 01/25/19 at 22:01:35
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Kind of scarce, good luck  Our '80 R65RS has a kicker tranny and it's the only one I've ever seen in the wild...
  

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Re: Wanted: any/all kick-start mechanism parts
Reply #2 - 02/01/19 at 01:15:33
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I thought I posted in this earlier, but it looks like my post never made it out into the wild.

It is quite a significant parts count to fit a kick-starter from scratch, I'd suggest it would be a far better idea to simply buy a gearbox with kick-starter fitted, one from the GS model would be perfect providing that you also adopt the later "clutch carrier" type flywheel - this will bolt happily to your crank, I know because I had to go the other way and fit a heavy flywheel to the wife's 1979 R65 when the R80 engine went in.

If you want to persist with the earlier gearbox you have a problem in that the kick start mechanism for the older 4 speed boxes was bullet-proof, the later 5 speed box, not so much. A long time ago when we were both much younger than we are now I was waiting for parts for my R100 starter and had to kick start the thing for around two weeks. By the end of that two weeks the kick start mechanism was getting a bit sad, mostly due to the inadequate reinforcing of the various bushes etc. In fact I would regard the kick start mechanism on a /7 gearbox as being primarily for decoration and very occasional emergency use. The later post 91 boxes seem to stand up much better.
  

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