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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This may be a dumb newbie question. Can you make a modern triumph have a kick start set up as well as the electric start?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This has been discussed and while nothing is impossible for all practical purposes a kick start on a Hinckley Bonneville is not viable. I, like you, wish it were.
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Ask Forchetto about adding a kick-starter.
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When I get nostalgic for kickstarters, I just close my eyes and remember my '71 Norton and that &%$@# '49 Panhead. Does the trick every time and I'm back in love with the electric foot.
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When I get nostalgic for kickstarters, I just close my eyes and remember my '71 Norton and that &%$@# '49 Panhead. Does the trick every time and I'm back in love with the electric foot.

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That being said my vintage Honda is kick start only. There is just something a little more bad ass about kicking your bike over when riding with a group when they all push buttons. When it's cold, hot, humid, dry, or on days that the sun isn't at peak efficiency, I hate that kick start.

But on the days she wants to work, it's a bona-fide bad ass feeling.
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