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RGM Folding Kickstart Lever

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Dellis, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Dellis

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    With standard foot pegs does this tuck in more than the standard lever? The standard lever always seems to be in the way and would enable me to move my foot fore and aft if it were more tucked in.

    Dave
     
  2. DevonNorton

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  3. ashman

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    It folds right away from your leg the spline also sticks out a bit further and will miss your pipes, its the best kicker I have ever used on my Norton and the extra lenght helps in kicking it, I can sit on the seat to start it and mine stays tight on the spline were my old kicker use the come loose all the time.

    Ashley
     
  4. Time Warp

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    I saw that kick start lever the other day but need to contact RGM about the $100 post cost (No I have never had a partial refund in the past, I checked) or just bite the $300 bullet x 2.
     
  5. ashman

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    $100 for postage is a bit high I never paid that much to get mine sent over, but then I got mine about 7 years ago and delived by slow mail about 9 or 10 days all up, but if you want fast delivery thats where the cost go up.

    Ashley
     
  6. gortnipper

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    Yeah, RGM shipping is no deal. I initially paid £55.00 to NZ, but that was later reduced to £28. Crazy.
     
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  8. Jerry Doe

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    I have the RGM folding kickstart on my 750 and its better on my bad back, and it tucks away nicely. Overall very happy with it.
     
  9. Time Warp

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
  10. Fast Eddie

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    Current bidding on eBay is $102.5 USD.
     
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  11. Time Warp

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    ....with no shipping outside the USA... That is a instant 'back button these days... but thanks for the thought.
     
  12. Fast Eddie

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    Ahh, didn’t see that bit !
     
  13. Dellis

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    Thanks all for the info I’ll order one.

    Dave
     
  14. Dellis

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    Ordered, be here tomorrow.

    Dave
     
  15. Dellis

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    Kickstart lever has arrived. Any ideas on the best way to fit it as it is super tight.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  16. kommando

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    Mine slid on easily, check the splines on your old kickstart shaft, they can distort from old kickstarts with dodgy splines and from various attempts to get them to stay on.
     
  17. Dellis

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    The shaft is only 3000 miles old and in perfect condition. I think I’ll pop the new lever in the oven, that should help things along

    Dave
     
  18. DevonNorton

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    Dave
    Hope you got it fitted ok.
    I've found that I've often had to 'open-up' the splined part of kickstart and gear levers when first fitting by using a small wedge (or screwdriver) in the gap that is closed-up by the pinch bolt.
    The folks that assembled Nortons originally weren't known as fitters for nothing!
    Andy
     
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  19. Dellis

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    All is good, an hour in the oven and it went on with a few very light taps with my soft mallet. The lever tucks in properly and I now have a choice of foot positions.

    Dave
     
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  20. ashman

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    So what you think Dave all up with kicking etc.

    Ashley
     

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