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The short answer, assuming that your Precursor Golem still has (exactly) his two buddies with him: 28. The sequence goes something like this:
Beyond this - well, beyond this things get interesting. The next step in the sequence - a second kicked Rite - brings you up to more than four million Golems; for the details, see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L_FIQrjBdh5J66KKAT2JJ2gTx1KfbXJUfXrdydjzhrY/edit - which also goes into what happens if you kick yet a third Rite...
For a kicked Rite of Replication, you will get
So if you have a Precorsor golem and the two tokens it created, you will get 25 new golems for a total of 28 golems.
Note: Your Rite of Replication will be copied for any golems other players control.