Kick starter


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Kick starter

Postby JKMcNeill » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:25 pm



Can some one please tell me where to insert the kick starter on a 1975 GL 1000 Goldwing,it was my fathers bioke and he couldn't remember an now he is passed away...Please email me at :Redskins72@triad.rr.com

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Re: Kick starter

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:17 pm

Here's the instructions from the 1975 owner's manual:
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GL1000 Kick starter instructions
GL1000 Kick starter instructions

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Re: Kick starter

Postby Len » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:46 am

I owned a '75 Wing, but I never saw anyone start one using the kick starter.

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Re: Kick starter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:08 am

I've heard of people having their legs broken using that kick starter. No thanks!

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Re: Kick starter

Postby sfruechte » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:44 am

It's on the left side behind the alternator cover.
I've never actually used it to start the bike but it is an extremely handy way to turn the engine over when adjusting valves, timing, etc...

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Re: Kick starter

Postby saltydog » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:08 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I've heard of people having their legs broken using that kick starter. No thanks!

I have to call bs on this one.

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Re: Kick starter

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:07 pm

saltydog wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I've heard of people having their legs broken using that kick starter. No thanks!

I have to call bs on this one.


I looked it up...I was wrong, it was broken ankles, not broken legs.

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Re: Kick starter

Postby 78AzWing » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:27 am

I think it would probably be easier, and a whole lot safer to push start the bike. :D
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Re: Kick starter

Postby goldtr6c » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:47 am

I rode lots of old BSA, Triumph, and Harleys with kick starters. Some even with the old manual spark advance. Kick starters were no problem to me until I got my 76 Wing years ago. I tried my best to get that thing going but never could with the kick start. It just wouldn't turn the engine over far enough to start. I finaly swallowed my pride secombed to the "the sissy thumb starter".

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Re: Kick starter

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:17 pm

When you use the push button start, it bypasses the ballast resistor in the coil so you get a hotter spark during the starting process then returns to normal when you stop pushing the button. If you use the kick starter, you do not get this hotter spark unless you also press the starter button or rig something similar up. I too think a hill is more practical.

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Re: Kick starter

Postby bernief2727 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:11 pm

I bought a 1975 brand new and there was no way it would start with the kickstarter. You could kick until you were dead tired but it wouldn't run. But just touch the starter button and it was off and running. Like others said, it was good for turning the motor over if you were working on it.

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Re: Kick starter

Postby 78AzWing » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:56 pm

A guy goes out to ride his bike and puts in the key and makes sure both the key and the kill switch are on.

He turns on the fuel petcock. He then proceeds to kick and kick and kick untill he can not stand up any more.

He is sure that he has a full tank, checks for spark and tries again. still nothing doing.

Turns out that while he was off at work his wife was going out and taking the bike for a spin and emptied the gas tank.


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