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"It's an option"


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The spare pressure bottle in the leather rear seat carrier is telling don’t you think?


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A new excuse for not starting then....I'm out of gas....my battery is flat....my air bottle is empty


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I’m thinking somewhere between no and hell no.

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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
The spare pressure bottle in the leather rear seat carrier is telling don’t you think?
Think about it - one air bottle to get fired up and get you there, the other one to get home.

Oh, yeah, "there" better be a place with a gas station, or you'll have to leave the bike idling whilst you fuel up...


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Maybe, if you can't kick-start a bike, it's time for an electric start...or to quit riding?

If you can't kick it, how can you push it, or pick it up if dropped?

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
Maybe, if you can't kick-start a bike, it's time for an electric start...or to quit riding?

If you can't kick it, how can you push it, or pick it up if dropped?
Nope, due to treatments for a disease I have lost strength and can no longer kick start my Brit bikes. I have a roller starter at home....So all my rides are one continuous run or ride with my friend who will kick the bikes if we stop ....I do have an electric start bike also...
Pick up a dropped bike? You do that alot ? You think fat old guys on 750 pound bike can raise them upright? Nope, I can't pick up a 400 pound bike so the rule is don't fall down..But I can push the damn thing...


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The only bike I have, or have ever had, that I can't pick up is that dang BMW. It's also the only one without a kick starter. crazy


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Kick it, fall over & pick it up?
The Flash & a Box I can still kick start and having a third wheel there is no chance of falling over with it beerchug
The Enfield Bullet I can kick start very easily.
But pick it up if it falls over? No chance! Best I be careful these days! thumbsup


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Originally Posted by BeezaBryan
Kick it, fall over & pick it up?
I view the kick start as a drunk test.
Take it off the stand and try to start. If I fall over I'm too drunk to ride. laughing


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So, the air bottle has 4,500 psi in it? And you ride around with that?

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I'd like to know where you get a compressor to refill it to 4,500 PSI...


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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
I'd like to know where you get a compressor to refill it to 4,500 PSI...

PCP air rifles........you need to get out more Paul! laughing

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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
I'd like to know where you get a compressor to refill it to 4,500 PSI...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353079948140
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293245835788

others on fleabay


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Interesting idea just the same
FWIW India is trialing air powered taxis based on a French design from a mob who made air starters for large trucks .


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