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Misc: Everything Else Comet Electric Start


Bill Thomas

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I think that what ever happens, time is important. Me for instance, my riding days are limited as I'm 80 now and I don't know how many years riding I have left.
Regards,
Dave
On my Comet, I have no valve lifter, As long as yours is a first kick Starter, What I do is put it in first gear, Roll it back on compression, Put it In to neutral, And it is an easy Kick, And mine has 9 to 1 Piston and Mk2 Cams, I think it will be a long time before an Electric start is ready to buy, They have been talking about it for ages. Good Luck, Bill.
 

David Townsend

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On my Comet, I have no valve lifter, As long as yours is a first kick Starter, What I do is put it in first gear, Roll it back on compression, Put it In to neutral, And it is an easy Kick, And mine has 9 to 1 Piston and Mk2 Cams, I think it will be a long time before an Electric start is ready to buy, They have been talking about it for ages. Good Luck, Bill.
I'm told the Spares company are going to sell one which should be interesting.
Regards,
Dave
 

Chris Launders

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It seems to me that a Comet electric start is always going to be an expensive and complex item, most of the components for the drive system can be sourced from existing bikes or commercially but it is the mounting hardware that is going to be the problem, I can't see how it can be done easily without something like a new inner chaincase which would require casting and machining. I don't have a Comet so cannot really help with investigation. Would it be possible to start one with a drive via the dynamo pinion ? could a piggy back starter/dynamo be designed ?
 

David Townsend

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It seems to me that a Comet electric start is always going to be an expensive and complex item, most of the components for the drive system can be sourced from existing bikes or commercially but it is the mounting hardware that is going to be the problem, I can't see how it can be done easily without something like a new inner chaincase which would require casting and machining. I don't have a Comet so cannot really help with investigation. Would it be possible to start one with a drive via the dynamo pinion ? could a piggy back starter/dynamo be designed ?
Thanks for your input. I'm told the club is going to sell one so that might be the thing to look at.
Regards,
Dave
 

The VOC Spares Company Limited

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Hi
the starter has been fitted to a few machines here it is on Ian Savages Comet today
the first you tube is of it being used
(Added correct links to Youtube. BigEd)
the second is a close up of the instalation

speak to Bob for details on price and availability
 
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timetraveller

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These do not work for me. I get a message saying that they need an email address to ensure safety and send me a password but it has failed three time on both files?
 

ClassicBiker

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I also got the request for an email address and registration. I don't know why as it said my system admin required it. Which it doesn't. Very strange. But not one to let that kind of BS stand in my way I circumvented that request by:

If you go to youtube and enter the either L3D3RIIkEWc or qdtoYq0ZTqw in the search window the videos will show up or even copy and past the whole link into the search window they will show or finally query Vincent Comet Electric Start in the search window.

The "qdto" is short at about 10 seconds and focuses on the starter placement. The starter is unobtrusive and doesn't look out of place. I like it.
The other video is longer and the Comet starts readily on the button. The extra stuff in the primary doesn't seem to make the Comet any noisier than one without, which is what I was curious about.
So this is now firmly on my wish list.
Steven
 

Bill Thomas

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I can get the one with the Bike running, Just ask comet electric start , youtube
But the other qdto didn't work on youtube for me.
 

ClassicBiker

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I went back and tried a couple of other ways of finding it that worked.
Query Vincent Comet Motorcycle and set the filters to within the last week. Three popped up for me, the two we are interested in and one of a Rapide.
or Arthur HRD the individual who posted it. The ones we are interested in will be in the first three again.
Steven
 

greg brillus

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Does anyone know if the ESA is still there or is it done away with due to the sprag clutch assembly........
 

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