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Old 12-18-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Rmz400sm Kickstarter

My 09 Rmz400sm Has Such A Small Battery And No Kickstarter.has Anyone Out There Done A Kickstart Kit Yet?
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:14 AM   #2
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Suzuki made all the parts available in a kit for the first years that the bike was available in off-road only trim ("E", not "S"). Trouble is, in order to make it work, you need a manual compression release. This is not buil into the "S" head. You need to retrofit the compression release to your head, or fit an "E" head.

I think the kit is still available from the thumpertalk.com store. Try asking this question there, and you'll get a lot better answer. I know there are folks who have done it.

I cannot read the post below here at work, but a quick google search revealed this:

This is how to install a kick starter on a DRZ400S - ADVrider
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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Trouble is, in order to make it work, you need a manual compression release. This is not built into the "S" head. You need to retrofit the compression release to your head, or fit an "E" head.
That, or have a really strong right leg........
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I cannot read the post below here at work, but a quick google search revealed this:

This is how to install a kick starter on a DRZ400S - ADVrider
Oh yeah - and his post just links to his smugmug picture gallery - if you can't get to ADVRider: How to install a kick starter on the DRZ400S - Mr-Cob's Photos
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