View Full Version : How hard is it/ can I add a kick start to an 82 kz 750

01-29-2011, 12:41 AM
Hello gurus,
I am going to go pick up an 82 KZ750 Ltd and start chopping. I really want to have a kick start bike. Is it possible to add that to a bike this bike? Is it very complicated? Where can you get the parts to do it?
I'm asking because I live in a small town and am picking up the bike in "the big city" so if I need to buy a few more supplies I am hoping to do it while I am there.


01-29-2011, 3:22 AM
unless you are best buds with punkskalar, I would just wait and buy a bike that has a kickstart. There are no kits to do what you are asking for that bike.

01-29-2011, 4:34 AM
Which Z750 LTD?

Twin or the four?

Twins shouldn't be a problem, far as I know they all had kickstarts. Possibly just needs a lever.

Fours, I'm not sure but I seem to remember Don telling me that some of them have the cases machined for the kickstart gubbins (in which case the parts for a KZ650 should fit) and some of them don't have the cases machined, which makes it way the fuck more difficult, though not entirely impossible.


01-29-2011, 9:08 AM
how a bout doing the same operation a 1981 kz440 ltd....
would that work?

/Mr Ful

01-29-2011, 9:49 AM
Hmmmmm, bummer,
It's a four. Here's a side pic of it. It looks to me like there is a place where a kick would go right below the dipstick?... but then I really have no idea what I'm talking about....

Take a look and let me know what you think.

01-29-2011, 10:05 AM
Anything is possible, how creative are you :D


No 1997 Honda Rebels ever had a kickstart, or a handcrank for that matter...

01-29-2011, 1:24 PM
Hhahah! I was imagining that she was talking about you in that video.

"Aw my little rebel! shes so good..."

that is a cool set up, though.

01-29-2011, 10:13 PM
K WOW!!!!
That's pretty awesome. How the heck does that work?