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Apolloha has was kind enough to share a site where some of these kits are available.

www.tw-parts.com

For those that are curious, two kits are available, a legit Yamaha manufactured Kickstarter kit and a Kit replica of the XT225 Kickstarter kit by a Yamaha licensed manufacturer.

The Yamaha kit is $400ish and the clone kit is $200.

I ordered the clone kit as the honorable forum gineau pig, I'll find out if it has the kick lever with the larger shaft clamp or just a standard XT225 kick lever and report back. They ship DHL so I imagine it will move pretty quick as the outfit is based out of Germany.

Pictures of the kit and install report to follow once I get ahold of it.

For those serious about buying, he accepts PayPal only, and as someone who closed their account down at the height of the eBay breach and all the PayPal fraud that occurs, fear not, he can send a request for the kit and shipping amount (mine came out to $207) and you can check out as a guest.
 

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I just bought all the parts individually for my kick start install. Came out to be just under $180 without the actual lever which I am trying to track down right now. I might end up fabricating one but I rather not. Thanks for posting this info, Ill contact him and see if he can help me out!
 

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I bought the clone kit from Sebastian a while ago on a Facebook special he had and installed it. Shipping was fast. No duties to Canada. Exceptionally well packaged.

My installation was easier than expected. First of all the gear set is already assembled. Secondly, I got lucky and the case separated easily. So easily, I was able to reuse the cover gasket. It was perfect.

There are some instructions in German on his website. The pictures are helpful.

The kicker works just fine. The lever sticks out just a little bit more than a stock kit.

I recommend.
 

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With all the original "kits" gone it was interesting to know that yes, you can buy every part separately and it came out to be actually less than the original kit. Use search and a few or the inmates here have been kind enough to put it all together for you. Because it's so easy to do and it really is a great upgrade to any year TW I highly recommend.

Even though I already had a full kit installed on my TW when Yamaha announced last year they were not making or distributing the actual "kicker" anymore (the proper one that tucks into the engine) I bought one of the last ones just in case I ever bought another TW. That seems unlikely now so if anyone is interested...

I paid $90.00 and it'll go for $90.00 + shipping to whomever. This is a new-in-box-part. I'll post a picture later on today.
 
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With all the original "kits" gone it was interesting to know that yes, you can buy every part separately and it came out to be actually less than the original kit. Use search and a few or the inmates here have been kind enough to put it all together for you. Because it's so easy to do and it really is a great upgrade to any year TW I highly recommend.

Even though I already had a full kit installed on my TW when Yamaha announced last year they were not making or distributing the actual "kicker" anymore (the proper one that tucks into the engine) I bought one of the last ones just in case I ever bought another TW. That seems unlikely now so if anyone is interested...

I paid $90.00 and it'll go for $90.00 + shipping to whomever. This is a new-in-box-part. I'll post a picture later on today.
I’m interested in your kickstart kit if you still have it. You can text me at(480) 734-5079. I live in Phoenix. Thanks.
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Doesn't sound like it's the kit, rather the kick lever itself. If you're lucky it'll be the full kit! :)
 

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Yes, it's just the actual kickstarter which is now that they stopped making it, I guess the rarest part if you want to buy new. Expect to pay $250-$300 for the kit if you can find one. But you should be able to get every part ala carte also. Maybe even for less.
 
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The kickstart is great if you get inferior batteries. My batteries would go bad and I would go a few years between replacements since I could kickstart it. I finally have a battery which has lasted a few years. Now I just kickstart it sometimes for the heck of it.
 

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My buddy said it's also good for the bike, to be able to kick it over on cold starts. I guess it's easier on the bike from what he was saying.
 

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My buddy said it's also good for the bike, to be able to kick it over on cold starts. I guess it's easier on the bike from what he was saying.
I have run that possibility through my head as well. Especially if the bike has been sitting. When kicking it wouldn't spin much while the oil pressure gets up before it actually starts.
 

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It will eliminate any chance of hydrolock and I mean that in two scenarios.
1) fuel flows into the engine because you've left the petcock in the "on" position. This is not common with a TW but it is with other older carberated motorcycles, Always give it a turn or 2 before with your leg before you turn the ignition on and start. If you felt pressure then your engine is flooded. That little starter motor is going to twist and bend internals, very strong.

2) probably more common because I've never heard on these pages the above with a TW...
Woods/Trail riding and you get too deep and too much water thru the air filter, stalling the machine. DO NOT attempt to start it without pulling the filter, laying the bike sideways to drain. And pulling the spark plug, then "kick it over" (you can now safely use you magic button too). Kick it until all the water is gone. Ride on but when you get home change the oil anyway.

Saw this second one happen deep in the woods first-hand and I bought /installed my kickstart kit within a month. It's a unique opportunity that I can't think possible on any bike sold new or used anywhere nowadays.
 

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Well... there's no time like the present. Got tired of the kit sitting in the box, me planning to install it, then putting it off.

Installed it last night, kicked over on the first try, as most have said, aside from the kick lever assembly (a new one is on order) the rest of the kit seem to fit just fine with minimal slop on the idler gear.

As soon as I kicked it over last night at 0030hrs my bike felt complete :)

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Why do you need a new Kickstarter lever ?? I bought this kit myself.. it has not arrived yet . I was under the impression
That these parts fit the tw200.. new levers are no longer available and used ones on EBay are very expensive.,.
I have be told that the splines on the Yamaha kick leaver don't match the clone parts. I don't know this as a fact...
With all the extra fees at the time I ordered my clone kit (the original one was no longer available) I think it was about $245......……
I suddenly have a very strange feeling in the pit of my stomach....,..... kind of like when the large fingered doctor puts on the rubber gloves,...,....
 
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Well... there's no time like the present. Got tired of the kit sitting in the box, me planning to install it, then putting it off.

Installed it last night, kicked over on the first try, as most have said, aside from the kick lever assembly (a new one is on order) the rest of the kit seem to fit just fine with minimal slop on the idler gear.

As soon as I kicked it over last night at 0030hrs my bike felt complete :)

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Timely reminder. My 2014's battery has some kind of parasitic draw draining the battery every few days when it sits. No problem out on the trail starting with the e-button. I have a kickstarter I took off my old TW and need to put it on my newest TW. Then 2 of 3 TW's will have a kickstarter.
 
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I have be told that the splines on the Yamaha kick leaver don't match the clone parts. I don't know this as a fact...
If you ordered from Sebastian, the kit will be fine

There was some talk of the earliest kickstart lever splines not quite lining up, but that was on generic Chinese kit. I have no idea of how Seb has got around this, just as I have no doubt that he has - relax ....
 

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So the splines do line up, but the teeth are off by a fraction, you can't even notice this without a close look and is unnoticeable once you tighten down the boss on the Kickstarter shaft.

However the perfectionist in me knows it is not a factory fit, and like others have said, the clone kit doesn't fully seat on the kickstart gear shaft. So the bite on the shaft is right around half of the boss width. Workingman, don't sweat, it'll still work, mine is on there and feels pretty solid for not seating fully, my mammoth leg has kicked it over a couple times since install and it hasn't come off.

I just ordered a new lever assembly from partzilla, just pulled up the parts list on a 2000 TW200 and it was marked as available. We'll see if I get a shipping notification.

On a side note, you can adjust the clone lever boss to fit as good as possible on the Kickstarter shaft, and as many have mentioned... it's good enough to get by.

All in all, happy with the kit for the price, will be extatic if I end up with a factory kick lever assembly!
 

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Well it got to Tacoma at 3:45am, but it looks like I won't see it until tomorrow. UPS, is probably swamped with all the ordering from home going on.

I'll snap some pictures of the levers and once I get it mounted up so you can see the difference.
 
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