New and very interesting. You know that there is an on and off love affair with kick starting a bike. And since a couple of years, with the retro trend it’s torrid love all over again. Kick starting is kind of a ritual reserved to true bikers. Nothing screams “look how cool I am” more than climbing atop a bike, kicking that pedal down with all your might, and hearing the engine roar to life below you. And people around you love the spectacle of a biker doing his kick starting ceremonial. You never saw a crowd assemble to watch a dude push an electric starter button….
With that in mind, Baker Drivetrain has worked hard to think about kick starting every bike humanly possible. There is already a Baker 6 into 4 for 30’s Pan, Knuckle and Shovelheads, a Baker Frankentranny for Evo style bikes. But the new mission was to improve the bolt-on assemblies that are out there. Their new F5K and F6K kicker kits allow you to put a kicker on any Factory 5 or 6 speed bike, even your bagger. All traditional systems use a ratchet hub or shaft extension that screw on to the end of the main shaft in place of the jam nut. This system eventually breaks because the end snapped off!
The new F5K and F6K kits use a ratchet hub that presses onto the shank of the main shaft, then the O.D. of the ratchet hub presses into the oversized door bearing, securing it and preventing it from moving or breaking. These kits feature Hydraulic or Mechanical systemd, Tranny case removal from the bike NOT required for installation, heavy duty stainless steel straight kicker arm, bronze kicker pedal, compatibility with factory starter or BAKER Firestarter, Door and cover pre-assembled, Gaskets, fasteners, and fork rod included, 2 year limited miles warranty. Retrofit ignition and a variety of finishes are available. Baker Drivetrain.