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old boy new toy
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:30:13 PM »
finally bought one,not new but good as.first impresions are good,really good.Just hope that its reliable.It deserves to be,so much design and innovation has gone into it for what is essentially a real 'odd-ball' bike.I like it for that.

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Re: old boy new toy
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 04:11:55 AM »
You will have lots of fun!
   Where are you located?


Read some things I posted, there are some things you want to check regularly- if you do it will be very reliable.
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Re: old boy new toy
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 01:05:14 PM »
South west England U K.
yea read some of your posts very usefull,thanks.
just a quickie,anyone ever thought of putting an electric start on one of these ?
Not technically minded,so no laughing if its a definate no-no
Seems it would sort out an awful lot of problems.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 03:56:21 PM »
I don't think anyone has tried.
  Couple of issues. There is no battery.
Where to mount and apply torque?

Years ago Yamaha had an e-,start system that worked using the alternator as a motor.
I think that was the idea on the OSSA Enduro prototype also.
BUT it only worked on the small engines that didn't take a lot to kick.

On my Explorer the AAA battery in the Easystart needed replacement. They are cheap and avalaible anywhere, very easy to change.
For my use, one step hotter sparking plug keeps it starting easily.

Biggest thing to watch?
Screws on the kick start and suspension bushings. I bought a box of them so the bushings were cheap.


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