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Kick start conundrum

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Kick start conundrum

Postby kevinneil » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:04 pm

Hi I have a problem with kickstart on series 2 LI150

The kickstart seems to have seized e.g. won’t kick down. I took the chain case off and all seems to be OK. All the gear cogs turn and when removed you can depress the kick start fully.

Put back on without fastening properly and you can depress the kick start and it turns the engine over.

Now I fasten the chain case back on correctly and the kick start is siezed again, any ideas?

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Re: Kick start conundrum

Postby modster79 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:21 pm

I had the same issue and my problem I found out was two teeth missing off first gear cog and cluster. New cog and cluster all fine.
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Re: Kick start conundrum

Postby Tractorman » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:21 am

Check to see if the kickstart shaft is fouling the clutch top steel, you should see marking on the clutch.
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Re: Kick start conundrum

Postby Delboyli150 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 pm

Use engineering blue on clutch, then put side case back on with just a few nuts, try kickstart gently, Take side case off, then you will see where it is scoring (touching).
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Re: Kick start conundrum

Postby Knowledge » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:18 pm

You might be able to address the issue with a thicker (or two) sidecase gaskets, but finding out where it is fouling beneath the casing is still the best way forward
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Re: Kick start conundrum

Postby Fast n Furious » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:01 am

Also check the condition of the kickstart shaft retaining circlip.
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Re: Kick start conundrum

Postby ROClarke » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:51 pm

Has one of the two bronze bushes in the casing that the kick start shaft sits in slid back into the casing .
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