J.A.W. wrote:Jeeze, are you all gammy legged? I reckon kicking the bitch into action is classy, manly, demonstrates a confident understanding of your machine & saves needless weight & complication.
Jeeze, are you all gammy legged?
JimC wrote:When the Amal slides are nearing their end-life and you are waiting for the red light to change with a lineup of traffic behind you and the idle speed turns to zero, you might be very appreciative of an "E" start. The woman in her SUV behind you on the cell phone doesn't understand nor appreciate the manly art of kickstarting a motorcycle.
well said, especially if you're facing uphill and you're 66.
J.A.W. wrote:I reckon kicking the bitch into action is classy, manly, demonstrates a confident understanding of your machine & saves needless weight & complication.
StandardGuy wrote:I will be installing an electric Alton starter this summer, here are my reasons in order of importance to me:
1) Quick starting in traffic if I stall the bike (it can happen and I live in a high traffic area in Palo Alto CA)
2) Quick starting with a passenger, in traffic and just leaving the coffee shop, just convenient and low drama
3) Easy starting on a hill, as sometimes I have been caught up in traffic in our local hills and "could" stall it on a switchback, with or without a passenger
4) No kick back worries
5) I am not getting younger, just don't want anything holding me back from just getting suited up and going for a ride on my Norton
Note to self ~ I can always kick start if I really want to. I just wonder how many of us would kick start if we had an Alton starter?
Should I add anything folks?