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General Forum => Wanted => Topic started by: Simon Ingold on January 26, 2020, 03:55:02 PM

Title: Roller Starter
Post by: Simon Ingold on January 26, 2020, 03:55:02 PM
I’m looking for a roller starter to avoid push starting a 350 single Ducati. Really needs to run off a battery for paddock use. Does anyone have one for sale?
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: steve cole on January 29, 2020, 08:16:08 PM
HJ Pughs have a set in their next auction
https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalogue/lot/5fbbc8544a4053bae8cb7accb2e2b54a/0af8d24542e81eb9357e7ef448a6646f/150-motorcycles-projects-spares-literature-and-petro-lot-268/
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Andy Guy on January 29, 2020, 08:34:44 PM
Speak to Gary Abbott. He made a batch last season. I've no doubt he will do another run this year as they were very good.
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: arthur lewthwaite g50d on January 30, 2020, 01:05:46 AM
i make a roller starter,look under projects,page3 ,last listing bottom of page.arthur.
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Spen on January 30, 2020, 10:23:35 AM
http://www.cmrf.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,6687.0.html
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: John Davies on January 30, 2020, 08:16:04 PM
I've got one I'm thinking of selling. If you are interested I can send you details
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Gary Abbott on January 31, 2020, 06:21:29 PM
Hi Simon

Looks like you have a few options already but give me a call if I can help (07887502219).

Made a few of these and used my own throughout last year to start my 350 and 500 goldstars.  Not as ingenious  as Arthur's design but worked well.
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Gary Abbott on January 31, 2020, 06:30:42 PM
Starter
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Simon Ingold on January 31, 2020, 09:42:15 PM
Thanks All, really appreciate the offers and advice.
So I guess for me it really comes down to price and availability (i’ve got a bike I have recommissioned and  started once and cannot repeat the result, so to diagnose the issue I either need a bigger hill or a starter). I’d really like to get her running again properly ASAP.

John, i’m definitely interested if you have a complete starter you want to sell, I’ll send you a PM, if you can send me details it would be greatly appreciated.

Gary, i’ll give you a call over the weekend to discuss your starter. Will it take long to make one?

Arthur, very innovative design! Have you made a batch yet or is it still at the prototype stage? I’ll send you a PM.

Thanks all for your help, i’m Off to spend an evening going through the HJ Pughs auction catalogue to find more spares I probably shouldn’t buy but might come in handy one day...
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Rob Wittey on February 05, 2020, 08:38:08 PM
http://www.alfmossellracing.co.uk/products.php
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Andy Guy on February 05, 2020, 09:23:14 PM
£750 ouch. Its the same design as Garys but with a huge mark up.
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Rob Wittey on February 05, 2020, 10:11:56 PM
Alfs been making them for quite a while, didn't notice the price had jumped up, they were iro sub £600 when I got mine, been good though tbh
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Simon Ingold on February 18, 2020, 08:13:54 AM
So having considdered all the options I have purchased a starter from Gary Abbott.

Gary built me one quickly (And provided photo updates as it was being built), it was a good price and I must say upon recipt of it i'm very pleased.

Gary, thanks a lot. I would certainly recommend your starter to others.

Thanks to all who answered my post, very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Andy Guy on February 18, 2020, 10:30:01 AM
Told you :). But have you sorted the bike?
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Spen on February 18, 2020, 11:38:46 AM
Andy, do you want my old C.V. rollers?
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Andy Guy on February 18, 2020, 01:43:54 PM
I'm fine spen. Young and fit enough to push start.  8)
Title: Re: Roller Starter
Post by: Spen on February 18, 2020, 02:32:18 PM
..... only a matter of time.....😂🏍