Kick Starter


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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GL_Steve
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Has anyone made they're own kick starter?

Does anyone have specific drawings or pictures to be able to create one from scratch?

My bike didn't come with one and I would like to have one but don't want to pay the asking price on ebay when I can easily make one.


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MiWinger51
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Making one yourself would involve reproducing the spline. I run a wire EDM shop and doing that wouldn't be cheap. How mugh can you buy one for?
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wireguy51 wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:39 pm Making one yourself would involve reproducing the spline. I run a wire EDM shop and doing that wouldn't be cheap. How mugh can you buy one for?
Which splines? I see a notch/detent but don't see any splines.
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I don't have that bike. I was just guessing there would be a spline that the kick starter would engage. Kinda like the spline that the brake pedal slides onto.
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There likely are splines on the part that the kick lever slides into but not on the lever itself.

It looks like it would be fairly straight-forward to make one out of drill rod as I have 30 years experience in metal shaping/forging/heat treating but having an accurate drawing and measurements or pics to scale would be a benefit.
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I see several on ebay starting at 59.99 shipped. That one looks a little scuzzy, for another $15 or so you can get a nice one with the holding strap, etc...


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