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very intresting but I am lazy and love electric start better. It would be cool if you could get electric start and kick start for back up.
 

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wow , were did you find that pic?
I think it originated on ATVScene.

I will probably use it as a backup, if you can have both, that is. If it is one or the other, the E-Start is coming off. I'm all for reliability.
 

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Ever try to kick start anything that stalls on a steep hill? I'll just hit the button and charge the battery if it gets low! Who cares about a few extra pounds lol :eek:
 

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Ever try to kick start anything that stalls on a steep hill? I'll just hit the button and charge the battery if it gets low! Who cares about a few extra pounds lol :eek:
Tell that to the 06 ER owners. I bet they wish they had a kicker. :wink:

And yes, I have kicked my R on a steep hill .. not too bad as long as you do it right away.
 

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Oh yea .. and who else is gonna be getting those heelsguards ASAP?

Just noticed the QT seat cover .. VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I watched a guy try to get a 2 week old 2005 450r started on a very technical hillclimb after stalling, as he tried to get it started it slid backwards with the brakes locked and picked up speed and then hit a log which stopped the rear wheels and over he went destroying the quad and breaking his collar bone then myself and 2 others on 400ex's that had stalled in the same spot and fired them up and cleared the top had to go back down and pull his destroyed kick start 450r and him all the way to a trail head for an ambulance ride. Thats when I decided kick starters are for mx racing only! (my oppinion) But to each his own my old mx bikes were all kick start machines and I loved them Go figure!
 

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Kick start DEFINATELY can suck. I agree! But, like you said .. kick for MX. I race MX. I plan on having the kicker just for back-up if that is possible.
 

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I'm sure that is possible my step-sons 2005 predator 90 has electric start with a kick back up!(as did many older honda utility quads) And for you mx'ers that weight is definately a factor (it is probablly a must for you guys?) every ounce lighter helps right! As for us technical trail riders usually when I need mine started in the middle of a trail it's very seldom because I took a break lol :eek:
 

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For some weight is the most important thing. But, IMO, I would rather reliability. If I stall, I want to hit that button and get going FAST. If that button doesn't work, then I at least want a back-up so I don't get a DNF and lose all those points. So, I will have both on my LTR.

Plus, I like riding the trails around the house and e-start is nice out there.
 

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It is electric start. They have said the possibility of a kick-start kit, like the yamaha does for the yfz.
 

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It is electric start. They have said the possibility of a kick-start kit, like the yamaha does for the yfz.
I know. I was just showing that it is definate that there will be a kicker option.
 

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It is electric start. They have said the possibility of a kick-start kit, like the yamaha does for the yfz.
well obviously they are going to if you look in that picture. and thats pretty stupid about your friend. if it was picking up speed u just wouldnt stand there letting it roll down at about 30 and kicking shit out of it.
 
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