Kick Starter

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Eric27, Mar 24, 2022.

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  1. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

    Jan 14, 2019
    34
    18
    Canada
    Kick starter hits muffler on my 1977 t140v
    Does it mean the engine has shifted a bit?
     
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  2. Iron

    Iron Elite Member

    Dec 29, 2021
    2,573
    943
    Bob Ross Studios
    More likely the zorsts have moved. Or, sometimes with replacement zorsts a different slightly cranked kickstarter is needed, such as megaphones etc.
     
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  3. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

    May 25, 2014
    1,495
    750
    Birmingham
    Lol the engine ain't gonna move mate.
     
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  4. almegro

    almegro New Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    15
    3
    hants
    Could have the wrong kickstart shaft, later bikes are slightly longer to clear silencers. Did it clear before, have you made any changes, we need more info.
     
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  5. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

    Jan 14, 2019
    34
    18
    Canada
    Yes it cleared before. This just happened on the 3rd kick. It’s like the kick starter spindle has retracted all of a sudden.
     
  6. capt

    capt Elite Member

    May 8, 2016
    3,052
    750
    western Australia
    Could have come loose on the shaft ? Or the splines are worn enough now and there's sufficient play ?
     
  7. Eric27

    Eric27 Member

    Jan 14, 2019
    34
    18
    Canada
    Thanks for all your input. It turns out that the problem is the kick starter lever is seriously cracked where the cotter pin goes. It dawned on me in a moment of “wait a minute”
    I can’t tighten the cotter pin bolt completely. Cheers all.
     
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