kick starter retrofit available for a 1975 R60/6?

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motaman38
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kick starter retrofit available for a 1975 R60/6?

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Is their an option to retrofit a kick starter kit on these airheads?
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schrader7032
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Don't know if there is a

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Don't know if there is a "kit", but you would need to get a new rear cover and source the internal/external parts needed. They seem to show up on this diagram:

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=23_0255

Most would say that the kicker is strictly for emergencies as the internals were not as robust as the /2 kick-only bikes. Just wondering...what is the goal to adding the kicker?
Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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pokie
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Kick start kit

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There actually used to be a "kit" available to retrofit a kick starter to a /6 transmission. In the day, I retrofit many transmissions. Yes, the kick start was capable of starting the engine but it was a bit frustrating to use if you compare it to a /5 kick start. As far as I know, the "kits" haven't been available for some years. Now, like has been said, you have to go through and order the parts individually. It can be pretty expensive.

motaman38
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kick starter retrofit

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It would be a nice to have, i.e. a kick starter, as a backup to the electric start, for cold mornings, etc.
I had a Yamaha 650, that had both and the kick starter came in handy on the cold morning starts....
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