Author Topic: New owner - 1925 Douglas 350cc - Kick-starter missing  (Read 247 times)

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Offline andyswamy

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Hi - recent owner of a lovely 1925 Douglas. It's a nice belt drive motorcycle. Going through the bike, I see its missing the kick-start mechanism. Not sure if it was supposed to be a roll-start or if I am missing something obvious. Would appreciate any relevant thoughts.
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Andy

Offline graeme

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Re: New owner - 1925 Douglas 350cc - Kick-starter missing
« Reply #1 on: 17 Sep 2017 at 21:48 »
Hi Andy

The basic model TS Douglas like yours had no kickstarter, no clutch and a 2 speed gearbox. You paddle them along with the valve lifter in operation, drop the lifter and away you go!

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Re: New owner - 1925 Douglas 350cc - Kick-starter missing
« Reply #2 on: 18 Sep 2017 at 12:24 »
Yes. No point having a kickstarter if you don't have a clutch.
Also pull in the decompressor when changing gears.

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Re: New owner - 1925 Douglas 350cc - Kick-starter missing
« Reply #3 on: 18 Sep 2017 at 18:07 »
magic way to travel more concentration needed than my 1200cc BMW and its more modern when stopped at junctions the engine stops as well
recommended upgrade: a lump of mahogany as a back brake shoe

 

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