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Bike Starter - Make or Buy?

I need to either make or buy a contraption to start a bike. Something like they use on race bikes with no starters. Something I can put the rear wheel on and hit the switch and the back tire spins. Something to take the place of a push start. Preferably something portable.

Any ideas??

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Something like this?

http://www.beaudrymotorsports.com/superbikestarter.html

I'm betting you could find something similar and cheaper too if you look around

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Getting tired of kicking that pan? If you have some sort of centerstand you can back two bikes up so the rear tires touch and use the other bike to spin the rear. I know I've seen a set of rollers that you can put the rear wheel of your truck on and use it to spin the rear wheel of your bike. Or put your bike on a roller and use the back half of a minibike to go wheel to wheel. Check out drag racing sites since they use them more than an easily pushed roadracer.

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Yeah, something like that only MUCH, MUCH cheaper.

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Find a lepracaun perhaps ?
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You can make one.

Get a 5 or 10 horse lawnmower, gokart, rototill whatever motor.

Put a trailer or wagon wheel on the end of the shaft.

Fire that bitch up with your bike in Neutral, slam the old pan in gear.

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You can make one.

Get a 5 or 10 horse lawnmower, gokart, rototill whatever motor.

Put a trailer or wagon wheel on the end of the shaft.

Fire that bitch up with your bike in Neutral, slam the old pan in gear.

Done
Yeah! What he said.

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Hey Chuck, start kicking the old beast now, we're planning on going for a ride in a couple weeks!

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Getting tired of kicking that pan? If you have some sort of centerstand you can back two bikes up so the rear tires touch and use the other bike to spin the rear. I know I've seen a set of rollers that you can put the rear wheel of your truck on and use it to spin the rear wheel of your bike. Or put your bike on a roller and use the back half of a minibike to go wheel to wheel. Check out drag racing sites since they use them more than an easily pushed roadracer.
I like the idea of two rollers and using the truck to spin them. Where can I get a cheap set of rollers though????

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You could move somewhere on a big hill, that way you just roll out of the driveway, half way down the hill you slam the old girl in gear.

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Hey Chuck, start kicking the old beast now, we're planning on going for a ride in a couple weeks!
With the 60 wt oil I have in it I'll have to wait till it's about 60-70 degrees out before I get enough spin on the motor.

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With the 60 wt oil I have in it I'll have to wait till it's about 60-70 degrees out before I get enough spin on the motor.
If I owned that thing it would be in the living room sitting on a oil resistant peice of carpet so she's nice and toasty inside with me.

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If I owned that thing it would be in the living room sitting on a oil resistant peice of carpet so she's nice and toasty inside with me.
Gotta get some help to get it into the house now. Even the wife suggested that. Gotta love her.

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Gotta get some help to get it into the house now. Even the wife suggested that. Gotta love her.
Rachels bike is nice and warm sitting in the living room rite now

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http://www.doczintl.com/

http://www.ferracci.com/store/cart.p...t_detail&p=402

Those are both expensive

Here is one for 250 buckarooskies http://flattrack.com/dc/dcboard.php?...ng_type=search

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If it's for a harley wouldn't it be easy and cheap to get an open primary and use an impact gun on it to spin the motor?

I've seen some guys at the strip use a car starter connected to a battery against their primary, special set-up though, drag bikes.

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Rachels bike is nice and warm sitting in the living room rite now

Mine is sitting in my back porch.


Just take the oil out and put on the stove for a few hours at a low temp. That's what my grandpa did with the oil in the old Allis-chalmers after the depression.
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Come on they have to make a starter for that bike that you can mount and still keep the kick so you can look cool at the bar.




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If it's for a harley wouldn't it be easy and cheap to get an open primary and use an impact gun on it to spin the motor?

I've seen some guys at the strip use a car starter connected to a battery against their primary, special set-up though, drag bikes.
I could if I decided to run an open belt setup. I actualy have a 1 and 1/2 inch belt setup already but I have a primary cover on it now to dress it up a bit. A good thought though.

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Come on they have to make a starter for that bike that you can mount and still keep the kick so you can look cool at the bar.
There is a starter conversion kit for old Panheads. I saw one at an old bike convention I attended last year. Looks like it'd be pretty pricey to change over though. Might be something I do when I get old and grey. Hey, wait, I am old and grey. Oooops.

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YO CHUCK!!!

Here you go!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...33179330QQrdZ1

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That's a hand held unit. Not what I'm looking for. Thanks though.

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