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Old 19th May 2010, 11:42   #1
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Hi,

Since long I have been contemplating adding the self start option to my Pulsar 150 Classic-2003 model.

Has anyone done such a modification? Are there any issues? Is it reliable enough or will it conk off after few months?

Please help me with your inputs.

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Old 19th May 2010, 11:50   #2
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@amohit,

Pulsar engine is already designed for electric starter, so mod required.

You would have to add the starter motor, relay unit, switch & upgrade for a larger capacity battery, (around 7AH battery). I dont know the exact cost of the motor & relay, approx the whole upgradation would cost somewhere between 3-4k.
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Can be done.
1> Switch gear: Rs. 450-600, go in for the avengers RHS switch as it comes with an engine kill option.
2> Starter motor Rs. 950 (Varroc)
3> Battery 9AH Rs. 1450 (Amaron)
4> Relay and Wiring Rs 500 for the wiring (minda)

These are the major components required for the mod. Good Luck.
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Old 19th May 2010, 16:06   #4
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you'll have to get the sprag clutch installed too. Its a one way clutch which transfers rotary motion from stater motor to the flywheel, via a gear wheel (which also needs to be added). The sprag sits behind the flywheel/magneto accessible after opening the LHS cover on the gear box. A sprag basically prevents the engine from spinning the starter motor back, once started. i can give you the part nos if u need it.
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Old 19th May 2010, 20:55   #5
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Sorry for a slight hijack of this thread, amohit.. But does anyone know if the Varroc starter-motor can be used for a Thunderbird? Mine actually has the starter-motor but like most Thunderbird starter motors, it has gone kaput and I am only using the kick-start now.
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Nope you can not use the motor on Thunderbird.
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Can be done.
1> Switch gear: Rs. 450-600, go in for the avengers RHS switch as it comes with an engine kill option.
2> Starter motor Rs. 950 (Varroc)
3> Battery 9AH Rs. 1450 (Amaron)
4> Relay and Wiring Rs 500 for the wiring (minda)

These are the major components required for the mod. Good Luck.
But how will the 9Ah battery fit in the battery compartment which is meant for 2.5 Ah battery ?
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Modification! You need to alter & fabricate a new battery mount for the bigger one.
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Cool thanks guys.
I think I will go and check with the service center guy about how complicated this setup will be.

Now, what I am not sure about is, if this setup will be reliable enough to give be trouble free service for next 3-5 years. Service center guys will obviously say it will. What do you guys think?

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Old 24th May 2010, 11:14   #10
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The mod if done properly will be as good as an OE fitment. It should give you trouble free service for atleast 2 years at the minimum. Good luck.
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Modification! You need to alter & fabricate a new battery mount for the bigger one.
Is that mod "very" difficult ?
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Is that mod "very" difficult ?
If you land on good hands for the mods, not at all! It is just some pieces of metal strip that has to be cut & welded to the chassis correctly with provision for the battery belt.

It would be advisable to take a pulsar having self start for replicating the dimensions of the battery mount, then it would be very easy for the fabricator.
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I once checked with a HH service center supervisor, he told the this entire thing would be very costly if they have to do it...afaik, the amount was around 10k (not the exact mount coz it was long time ago)

Do let us know what service center has to say on this.

Did you check with the local repair shops ??
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Default Electric Starter Installation on a Kick-Start Bike

Hi Guys, I would like to know if it is possible to install an electric starter on a bike that does not originally have one. I have an old Honda Unicorn that only has the kick-start option. Can I install an electric starter? How much would it cost? Would a bigger battery be needed?
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AFAIK it is possible but not advisable because I don't think retrofitting a self starter will be a reliable option. It can be expensive and unreliable.
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