426 Kick starter slapped me a good one

6 replies to this topic
  • divebobber

Posted December 10, 2009 - 03:46 PM


We went riding a couple of days ago. I went to start my 426 with a wet boot (Tech 3...has little heel), and it slapped me HARD on the back of my calf. I felt like I'd just been shot. I've been hobbling around since with a pretty good bruise. My question is, is there any reliable way you can make the surface of the kick starter grippier?

  • cjxrider125

Posted December 10, 2009 - 04:11 PM


some people put a few hose clamps (bolt side up) on the kick starter for grip

  • tek_01

Posted December 10, 2009 - 06:50 PM


Ive had that happen to me without boots on, oh the pain...
Dont really know of anything to make it grip better..Ive seen something similar to what was posted above but they all look very ghetto

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  • MuDPoUNdeR

Posted December 10, 2009 - 11:10 PM


:worthy::banghead::lol::cheers::ride: happens to us all.

  • ninthrazor

Posted December 11, 2009 - 12:03 AM


I guess I have been fortunate to not have the leg slap yet. Now that I said that, I will probably get whats coming to me.

  • divebobber

Posted December 11, 2009 - 02:01 PM


I'm thinking of epoxying a stainless steel sleeve on it with welded on and ground points. If it slaps me then, I wouldn't forget it for a while.

  • jayh300

Posted December 11, 2009 - 02:05 PM


:worthy::banghead::lol::cheers::ride: happens to us all.

yes it does.... limped for a while..

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