KX500 Panthera Electric starter information

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Re: KX500 Panthera Electric starter information

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:51 pm

Here is another thing you can do ahead of time and prevent it from being a issue.
Relocate the vent off the back of the starter housing.
Some of these units will splash oil up and through the vent screen.
Messy :?

You unscrew the vent and replace it with a fitting.
Attach some hose and run it up and into your air box.
It's a easy fix.

I'm not 100% sure but I think the fitting is 1/8 NPT.

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Re: KX500 Panthera Electric starter information

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:54 pm

One other thing I did was to put some radiator hose over the top of the vent and I left the hose long and packed it with some foam to act as a additional filter.

It does not leak and no issues.
At some point I will likely change this to make it a bit more factory looking :lol:

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Re: KX500 Panthera Electric starter information

Post by Sandblaster » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:42 pm

O-RING replacement.
If you remove your starter very much, ie for jetting changes (yes it's way easier to remove the starter when making carb changes), you will loose that O-ring fairly quickly.

The cross section of the O-Ring is 3.2mm.
the ID is approximately 24mm.

The Inspection plate gasket is available direct from Cometic.
It's actually listed as a Honda number through Cometic but it's the same for the Kawasaki.
HON CR500 PANTHERA E-START .018" AFM STARTER CAP
EC2184018AFM


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