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1980 Honda CM400T Electric Start Conversion to Kick Start

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    1980 Honda CM400T Electric Start Conversion to Kick Start

    I am looking for some advice on how to convert my eletric start honda cm400t to a kick start. Its a personal preference however, I am looking to see where to get the parts needed and helpful suggestions to consider with this modification.

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    Thank you. I checked out that link that you posted but I wasn't able to find very specific information on things to look for or how to do it. I understand that you need split the crank case and get an older 1970's (preferably the 1979 Honda CM400T) crank case with the kick start hole. Is there something that I need to look for when installing the kick start lever? Or if there are any other suggestions or links that I can research to find out more about how to do this. I would appreciate it. Also if anyone knows what to consider when selecting a battery because I know it is important when deciding to do a kick start because there are high performance and conventional batteries.

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    You need to do so research, of course there are things you "need to look for". It's a complete waste of time in my mind, but if you have this compulsion the link I gave you was from Honda Twins.

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    Step 1: buy older kickstart 1979 cb/cm400T engine
    Step 2: swap into your bike
    Step 3: ??????
    Step 4: Profit

    Seems simple to me.

    Or you know, you could just buy an older honda like a cb350 or a cb450 that has both kick and electric start. In which case:

    Step 1: sell cm400t
    Step 2: buy something else
    Step 3: ????
    Step 4: profit.

    yup still seems simple.
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    dude you could out hipster the entire brawl ,learn to bump start that turd in front of every body
    you will turn heads then learn to backfire that bitch with the kill switch
    hipsters all be scatrin'
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