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    A new Adventure

    Another fabulous 2 hour ride through the Pt. Washington State forest today.

    But, it wasn't without incident.

    About an hour into the ride, I stopped at what appeared to be a rest stop complete with benches and the obligatory board showing what animals I was likely to see. I ate my peach, drank some water and after enjoying the solitude and the view, it was time to move on.

    I turned the ignition on, hit the start button and, nothing but a click! Plenty of juice in the battery, according to my newly installed volt meter but, just a click.

    The land was perfectly flat so a bump start was highly unlikely. I tried but, well, all I accomplished was sliding the rear wheel a bit.

    Finally, after a lot of praying and cussing, the starter hit and I made it out of the forest.

    I decided right then and there to spring for a kick starter.

    Any suggestions for a source?

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    One link has all the part numbers to order all the correct pieces direct from a Yamaha dealer near you no shipping. I got my kits from Bay City Yamaha in Oregon.

    Try jumping in second or third gear it works better.
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    The times before I had a kicker, I would push mine in neutral, get up a bit of speed, jump on side saddle and pluck it in second. With the extra weight it will turn it over. Lower gearing will be hard to do that though. As many batteries I have gone through, I just kick them now for the most part. They start easy and I need some exercise lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plumbstraight View Post
    The times before I had a kicker, I would push mine in neutral, get up a bit of speed, jump on side saddle and pluck it in second. With the extra weight it will turn it over...
    Second rather than first, plus bounce your weight on the seat just as the clutch is released
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    Interested in what you describe as "your newly installed voltmeter " . Could you tell me what type and where you got it? Thanks
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    That's where I got mine
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    Clutch and side stand switch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backtrack View Post
    Interested in what you describe as "your newly installed voltmeter " . Could you tell me what type and where you got it? Thanks
    $12 at Amazon.

    Made and comes from China but its simple and works.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0109Z1GY4...=flgs_it_share
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    Quote Originally Posted by drstimpy View Post
    Clutch and side stand switch
    If it was an open safety switch, it wouldn’t have clicked at all....
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