kickstarter poked though boot!

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  1. Mully

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    On my old YZWR I had the same trouble. If you gave it a full kick and your foot wasn't off to the side you would hit the foot peg, and 99% of the time the bike would not fire. I never ripped a boot but I did end up with many bruises. My dealer/mechanic buddy told me to keep my foot centered on the kick starter and only give it half kicks (enough to where the bottom of your foot was stopping at the foot peg) and to kick it this way rapidly. After about five of these quick kicks the bike would always start and I never bruised my foot again.

    This was on a 2 smoke, not sure if this would work for 4's.

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  2. highflyernick

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    I just did the same thing to my Gaerne RX's. I was all mad, but then I found out that it happens too everyone and there is still some sort of really hard thing in between where it went through the leather (small hole) and where my foot is. I just can't put that foot in water anymore that's all. Not like I did before anyways.
     
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    This thread reminds me of that tennis shoe question yesterday. OUCH.

    BTW, Airlooped, I was looking at the Sidi's online when I bought my Tech 6s. How do you like them? Are they comfortable? I would consider them for my next pair. Who knows, maybe RC has found us a good boot to try in a year or so. I'm looking forward to reading some "Berik" reviews once the marketing samples go out the to the magazines.
     
  4. Dirt Bike Innovator

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    I've read all of the responses for the problem you guys are having and i wan to know if you guys would be interest in helping me fix the problem? Me and my team believe that it is something to do with the kick start lever itself.
     
  5. Rich Rohrich

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    You and your "team" :)
     
  6. Dirt Bike Innovator

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    What the quotations for?
     
  7. Rich Rohrich

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    It's funny to think of a group of people sitting around trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist on a basic design that has proven it's efficacy for decades. That said it's worth noting that I am easily amused so don't take anything I say too seriously ;)
     
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    It's a school project and we have to find a problem and fix it and one of the members in my team and I, wanted to innovate the Kick start lever not change in altogether. We know that now of days many people have push and go bikes now but we are reaching out to people who we think still likes the traditional kick start lever and would like to get there input. Answer this question for me : Has your foot ever slipped off of the kick start lever when trying to start it?
     
  9. Rich Rohrich

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    For me, no it hasn't, but I've only been kick starting motorcycles for 49 years so maybe I need more opportunities. In all seriousness, the basic design of the kickstarter on most current motorcycles needs little in the way of improvement.I wish you luck on your quest to improve on it.
     
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