I want to fit an electric start to my 1960 Gold Star. Britisher Phil Pearson, whose crankshaft and clutch conversion [Suzuki originally], I have on my machine, used to manufacture and sell such kits. They were considered very good and quite desirable by those too old, weak, inept, lazy--fill in your own adjective--to kick start the big 500 Goldies. Additionally, as can be seen in the "Torn Achilles" thread of a couple of weeks ago on this forum, the risk of severe foot or ankle injury caused by a backfire while kickstarting the machine is all too real. I can and do start mine without much drama but it would be much more convenient and reassuring to do it with a button instead of a kick lever. All that said, I have not gotten any response from Mr. Pearson to my inquiry regarding the availability of his e- kit. I've been told that he has retired and yet his handsome website remains featuring the products he's famous for. Does anyone here have any information in this regard? Alternately, is there another source for electric starter kits for the Gold Star? Are there any members here who have a Pearson electric kit starter on their machine?
Any and all information on this subject will be greatly appreciated by this old and lazy Gold Star owner.