Kickstart

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Kickstart

Postby Peter Morris » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:24 pm

Kickstart, may get someone out of trouble..... Hen's teeth I believe.


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Re: Kickstart

Postby cbranni » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:11 pm

Just be aware that there is very little off set in the crank so the lever may not pass the silencer, RGM have Norton lightweight kickstart levers in stock now but I don't know if they will fit AMC lightweights.

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Re: Kickstart

Postby Rangy65 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi I have one of these on my trail G5. It does fit well but is about 1.5 inches shorter than the correct part, and as Colin rightly says doesn't have the off set.

My Trail bike has a high level exhaust so no issues with fouling.

My standard G5 is out on loan to a fellow club member - when I get it back i will check to see what the fits like.

The part listed is a good quality item which i think is actually originally fitted to Ariel Arrow's.

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Re: Kickstart

Postby Ozmadman » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Here's a picture of mine
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Re: Kickstart

Postby Stuoyb » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:18 pm

It’s quite possibly an Ariel Arrow/Leader kickstart.
They use the same spline but are about 30mm shorter and straighter than a lightweight.
You can pack out the silencer mounting with washers or a spacer to stop the kickstart catching the silencer.
The slightly shorter lever makes your compression feel good :roll: :rofl:

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Re: Kickstart

Postby AdieB » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:39 am

I bought one of these for my 14. They have the correct spline, but have only a small offset. It does foul the exhaust pipe on a good swing, so I intend to get the kickstart bent to cure this. The one in the picture shows more offset than the one I purchased though. I would still love to find an original one though, but it does appear they are indeed like hen's teeth.

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Re: Kickstart

Postby ajscomboman » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00 am

As they're so difficult to find and the demand is clearly there, why don't one of you owners with one see if they can find a foundry that would be willing to produce a batch and approach the club to fund the project? Surely this must now become the way to work and continue the original ethos of the spares scheme.

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Re: Kickstart

Postby Martin.S » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:10 am

The Norton owners club do a kick start for their lightweights (£87.50) but the part number is different than ours and so does the kick start shaft but they do look the same - might be worth investigating.
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Re: Kickstart

Postby Martin.S » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:15 am

Were the kick starts the same length through out the lightweights production life (something in the back of my head says not - but I'm easily confused)

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Re: Kickstart

Postby clanger9 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:02 pm

Let's have a poll!
Mine measures at 200mm from base to under the peg, offset is only about 5mm. Given the nature of my bike, it's unlikely to be the original one...
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