anybody have one , our know of one for sale or who sells em, other than the guy in aus... battery or gas or 120v electric, thanks, tom
Well, I am your man if you (or anyone else) needs a roller starter.
I just came across this forum and joined a few minutes ago.
So that makes me a brand new member.
I am a flat track racer and machinist riding a Bultaco Astro 360 in the Vintage class.
I am an individual racer, not a company.
Last summer here in Texas, where it is always hot....... my bike loaded up at a race and was difficult to start.
So I came home determined to buy a roller starter.
I soon found that outside of Australia or the UK no one makes them.
So, being a machinist I decided to make my own, since I have a machine shop at home.
Made one for my own use and soon found there were a few others out there needing roller starters too.
Here are some details of what I make:
Mine is made using 1/4 inch 6061 aluminum plate.
I make the rollers using 3 inch diameter DOM structural steel tube.
The starter motor is a Hi Torque starter made for a Ford diesel tractor.
I use a continuous duty solenoid made for a golf cart and marine winches.
Where welding is required I Tig weld the parts.
The unit can be completely dis-assembled in a few minutes using a couple of common wrenches.
Each starter comes complete with a ramp, a foot switch, and battery cables.
A battery is not included. But other than a battery the unit is ready to use.
My price for each starter is $825 plus you pay the shipping. I only ship to the 48 states using UPS Ground.
My starter is well made and you will find the workmanship to be pretty good.
I guarantee this starter will start any motorcycle regardless of compression ratio and will do that with any kind of tire, be it street, track, of full knobby.
My intention was to make a starter that is better than the Doc Z and far less costly.
I feel that I have achieved that in spades.
If you are interested in a starter then email me at [email protected]
for pics and a video link about my starter.
If you give me your city and zip where you would like it shipped to I will give you a firm shipping price.
Since I am new here I have no idea how to post a picture at this time.
Also, at this time I have only one starter in stock but I am building more and will have them ready soon.
Thanks for your interest.