S&S pan kick starting problem

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S&S pan kick starting problem


Post by dr_ransom » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:57 pm

I have just built a bobber, it has:
S&S p-series panhead, with superstock ignition 93 cu in
8.2:1 compression ratio.
Primary belt 1.5 inch
Kick only
Harley 4 speed transmission
S&S super E carb

I cant start it.

I have checked the carb settings
The timing is good
A few times I have managed to start it, but after about 200 kicks.
Then I rode it 16 miles & the oil temp was 250 degrees (with 20-50 syn oil)

My questions:
Is this engine too big for kickstarting?
Should I send it back to S&S?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanx in advance

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Re: S&S pan kick starting problem


Post by Panacea » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:41 am

It takes a bit of experamenting with different starting techniques. Tell us your routine.....I usually kick mine over a couple times with the key off to get some fuel into the cylinders, then she'll start right up with one or two more kicks with ignition on,(84" pan). Do the plugs look wet after kicking a while? How did it run when it did start? ...Mike

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Re: S&S pan kick starting problem


Post by caschnd1 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:11 am

The engine is not too big to kickstart. I wouldn't send it back just yet.

The ignition should have come with a VOES. One side of the VOES goes to ground the other side goes to the violet/white wire. From the S&S manual: The VOES must be installed and wired for proper installation. When the VOES is activated, the green LED light in the module will illuminate.


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