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Thread: 81' GS550 Cafe Racer Kickstart Retrofit

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    It's a lot of work for not much gain you would think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenzo View Post
    Looks like there is a mechanical "Bermuda triangle" engulfing the final twists of this specific task...
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    I think this sounds rad. I look forward to reading how this go's. Please keep us informed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyTank View Post
    I think this sounds rad. I look forward to reading how this go's. Please keep us informed!
    up! It must be doable, even if it means using GS850 parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenzo View Post
    up! It must be doable, even if it means using GS850 parts.
    850 casings are the next size up. However, the kickstart components might be the same.
    Cross-check the numbers on a 79 850 to a 550 kickstart year and see. If there's a match it's a good sign, but the lack of a match doesn't mean they definitely won't fit, as part numbers changed often because of some really minor difference.
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