DCH. Did you see that set at the track that was manually operated, kind of. You drive your car up onto it, then run your car to run the rollers. Not as weird as it sounds. Don't think it would work very well with positraction of all wheel drive.....
Oh, I read a review of the Docz rollers and they were not very complimentary at all. Said customer service was horrid, instructions terrible, and the kit does not come with nearly everythng you need. The $300 rollers ended up costing more like 6 by the time they would work. If you want I will try to find it. I think it was in Motorcycle consumer news, but not sure.
the one we used at mid o had the solenoid burn out fron starting ducatis all weekend. it wasnt a docs. the docs dont come with starter motors. i read a rrw article or cycle world article, they dont come with motors, or wheels and a bunch of other expensive shit. the drive your car on em types work great and are waay cheaper. but you do have to have another person to do it. you need a gas powered one with a foot throttle and big wheels. like the ones ive seen in motogp. we used one at summit in june and it worked great.
tks, kids...yeah I know they don't come with the starts, but they do come with the starters for a couple hundred bucks extra..I talked to Art aka Docz at length the other day and got all the info..My reasoning is this...yes I am only starting a 175, and yes I can have someone push me...but Fred, Fred ?, where's Fred.. he said he'd be around ..and I have this old guy hip/ankle thing going on so I can't push it by myself..lest I end up in one of my now famous Arti Johnson impressions.. I'm willing to spend the money to stay independent...
Actually I am thinking about putting the electric starter back on my 350. I am not, and won't be, at a point where the 8 lbs will make that much difference in my position. You are much more competetive than I am so I understand your not wanting to replace it. Your problem is hips and ankles, mine is heart rate.
Of course I need to check the rules to see if is legal, and the abuse at the track may be worse than a heart attack! Ususally anyone walking by will give you a push, but it is a pain at home just working on the bike.
Of course, at the track I could always just use your new starter.....
No problems with the DOCZs here. I'd buy another set in an instant. Even made a believer out a few people here too ; ) The no BS price I have in them are $700, including his kit, deep cycle marine battery, and cables. I bought the generic Ford dual starters from DOC. Plenty strong, but I think one might even suffice as the back roller seems to do all of the work. Replacement starters and solenoid can be sourced local in any part of the country. The assembly was very easy.
The only thing I had to do was source 4 jumper leads (easy) from NAPA
I did not get the carrying carraige which was expensive so I struggle carring them because they are a little awkward. Not a big deal cause they only get moved twice during the weekend.
It spent another $15, drilled two hole on center and installed some scooter wheels on the frame to keep the rear wheel from rubbing.
I bought them to start my BMW R75 which was a bear to push start but I bring them for the cb350 now, cause i have them. Never a problem starting now, even if the bike is cold or wet.
I viewed the purchased as a piece of safty equipment after pushing a 400lb bike in 90 degree temps (with leathers on). You can always resell them for little lost anyways.
The other mod I need to do is make provisions for uneven ground. The pwder-coated Steel frame just doesn have enough friction when rolling the bike onto them.
Oh yeah, I can start my bikes in the winter too in the shop.
Dale swing by at Granite state and give them a whirl for yourself.