starter with 2-5kw motor
starter with 2-5kw motor

12 volt high performance Roller Starters.

Due to torn tendons in my shoulder I can only make starters on an order basis, we are not taking orders through the web site, so please send me an email if you are interested, the waiting time is about 1 month. The prices are 2.2kw starter $995.00 and 2.5kw starter $1075.00 plus freight.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

I have now had another ultra sound on my shoulder and the news is not good, it could take months to heal, and even then there may not be enough strength to do serious work, therefore I am only working part time.

So unfortunately I have decided to sell Bikestarters.

The business could be run as a part time profitable side line, or as a stand alone business.

If you are interested send an email to or give me a call on 03 97961383.

Thanks, Barry


12 Volt High Performance High Torque Roller Starters.

This is the most powerful of our Roller Starters with a 2.5kw starter motor.


This is the same layout as our standard starter, but fitted with a high performance 2.5kw motor.

This starter is suitable for the bigger bikes, except V twin bikes.

If you have several bikes to start then this is the better option, it will start anything from a 125 to a Superbike.


The manufacturer of bike starters Barry Smith has just released his autobiography. It is titled "Whispering Smith" and you can order it at

starter 2-5kw

2.5kw Bike Starter

This is a 12 volt roller starter with both rollers driven, this gives extra grip and makes the bike easier to start, although your ignition and fuel system must be in good order, it is no use trying to start a bike on rollers that you can not start on the kick starter, or by push starting. Constant trying to start and continually running the starter with a poor starting bike will only overheat the starter motor.
  • Both rubber rollers are tapered to the center so the rear wheel of the bike centers its self.
  • Fitted with a powerful 2.5 kw heavy duty high torque starter motor.
  • It has a plug in lead with a foot starter switch for 1 man operation.
  • The rear caster wheels allow the starter to be wheeled anywhere.
  • Total weight of 20 kilograms so can be delivered anywhere in Australia by courier,or overseas via air freight. Freight costs are calculated at checkout depending on you location.
  • 12 volt battery fits into the rear cradle, battery not included in price.
  • The battery we recommend is an ACDelco 22F520SMFDF or any equivalent, or larger than 530 cold cranking amps.

    Please note that V Twin bikes are very hard to start on Roller Starters, it seems the firing order is the problem. If you have a large V Twin we can not guarantee a roller starter will start your bike.

  • Each starter now comes with a free Barry Smith autobiography "Whispering Smith" The book has been acclaimed as one of the best records of racing in Europe during the 1960s. There are over 300 pages depicting Barry's amazing career of 25 years in the exciting world of motorcycle racing, during which time Barry won 2 World Championships and became Australian Champion on two occasions.

    It's an amazing read!