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Old 14 Oct 2009
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Originally Posted by Tenere Tom View Post
I converted an electric start engine to kick start without any issues.

I still don't see what the problem is.

the problem is that as confirmed by pusser65 and mark, there are some version of the XT engine that DON'T HAVE A PLASTIC COVER that closes the kickstart shaft.

Can you please confirm if the engine you converted had this cover\hole or not?

Because without it you need special equipment, to make the hole in the right engine cover. As said in another post, David Lambeth can do this work, but it's not so cheap.
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Originally Posted by Pigford View Post
My TTR600RE - 2004 - has L/Hand clutch cable and a kickstart grommet - so is that the same easy fit?

not sure what you mean with left hand... you must first check if you have a plastic plug where kickstart shaft should be... if the answer is YES, kickstart is easy.
If answer is NO, check if the clutch cable ends on top of RIGHT (kickstart) side engine cover. If second answer is NO you can go and buy on ebay a previos model cover, with the plastic plug to be removed or already with the seal installed.

If you have NO plastic plug, and the clutch shaft is on the right side, well unless you find somewhere a right side cover with the hole already done, your only choice is someone with the knowledge to do this hole for you.
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Cheers Cyberzar - I did word my post rather poorly

My clutch cable is along the left of the bike.
The clutch casing is on the right & it DOES indeed have a plastic bung (& writing saying KICK STARTER) on it

So all thats needed is the kick start mechanism complete & an actual kick start lever? And then you just "whack" it in :confused1:

SOunds too easy by half. I'm interested coz I have just got hold of an Ohlins shox and also need to tweek the clutch adjuster coz the cable is near the limit of slack adjustment - so as the clutch cover needs to come off - thought I may kill 2 x birds - 1 x stone; and all that
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U r lucky... simply search the full list of needed parts, and when you open to change clutch, do the job. Do not forget the decompressor and all related parts.
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Thanks for the info guys, I definately have the clutch cable on the right hand casing and doesn't appear to have a plastic plug, that said I do have access to a mill so it's down to wether it's easier to convert an old casing to take the clutch or convert my existing casing to take a kickstart shaft.
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Tenere Tom, pm sent but your inbox appears to be full.
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Tenere Tom, pm sent but your inbox appears to be full.
Made room - send it again!!!
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