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Kickstart spring.
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Alien
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May 18, 2019 - 4:51 pm
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Hi, can anyone tell me if their is a way of tightening the kickstart spring without taking the clutch apart and the clutch basket off, as mine drops down after it has started.

Thanks roger.

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I have the same problem with my spring.  When I rebuilt the engine I read lots of engine rebuild articles but didn't see anything about tensioning the kickstart spring.  I just located the tang in the centre of the spring and moved the looped end round to locate it in the crankcase.  However, I now realise that I probably should have wound it another full revolution!  The inner tang has twice managed to come out of its location slot and I've managed to get it back without removing the clutch.  Next time I will try the extra revolution but I haven't got round to it yet.  I'll be watching this thread with interest.   Cheers.  Bruce.

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Lots of info on the forum already (as usual).read-manual

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it can be done you need to remove the chain and the rear case dowel
but its arguably easier quicker and less likely to remove parts of your fingers if you take the clutch off wink

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Thanks, looks like the clutch is coming off. 

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I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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Hi just a thought is the tang in the right slot into the kick start ratchet as it will give you more degree of spring tension for the return of the kick start regards Les

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