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Kick start on a d7 bantam
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john schicker
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August 29, 2019 - 11:55 pm
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Hi i have a problum as regards  not engaging when pushing down on the kick start it seames to miss the sprocket has anyone had this prob and how do i fix it .The spring tension is good ....Look forward to a reply .kind regards John Schicker from new zealand 

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Mick W
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Hi John welcome to the forum. A quick introduction to allow others to welcome you to the forum would be appreciated and the members all like to see photos. 

This problem has been covered a number of times and normally seems to be the teeth on the quadrant. 

Look here ** Please log in to view ** for some advice.  Also search the FAQ section to see if it has been covered.

When using the site and want to find information on a fault try searching using google or any other browser by putting in the following:

fault site:bsabantamclub.com change fault for you problem so in your case

kickstart not engaging site:bsabantamclub.com

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cocorico
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As Mick says. There is also an informative site on D7 engine strip and rebuild which may show you where the trouble is. It's in LINKS (hover over FORUM on the top of page) and you are looking for Boy Albie's Blog.

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the ratchet    cog  will  move  around   if  you  put  it   in  2nd  or 3rd   gear   and  rock  the  bantam   then  return  to  NUTRAL    to  kick it over 

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Hi John and welcome to the site,

Investigating kick start problems is quiet easy and in-expensive, you will be required to drain off the gear box oil, and you will also have to source a new gasket for the clutch side case.

I have just overhauled my clutch ( which was only held together by the outer friction plate ) one of my additional symptoms, was the kick starter was jamming up, I had to put my bike ( a D7 ) into gear and rock the bike forwards and backwards to free off the kick starter. My kick starter issue was down to the clutch basket coming loose, so the kick start quadrant was jamming behind the mating cog on the clutch basket. Upon dis-assembly I found that the teeth on the clutch basket were mashed, and further abuse would of resulted in the kick start quadrant not able to mesh up with any thing. I had to scrap off and source a replacement clutch basket.

Anyway if you remove the clutch side casing, you should be able to see straight away what's going on with your defective kick start, hopefully it will be a straightforward fix.

Good luck with your repairs and keep us all posted on the outcome..... Nick20190824_101927-1.jpg

You can see the kick start Quadrant in the photo....

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Hi to all that answered my prob with the ie kick start not engaging .Found the prob  .It was the nut that holds the clutch together .i could move it in and out about a half inch then once removing the chain the whole clutch came off .when assemb i will fit a thin washer that has teeth around the outside and once tensioned up should be good to go .thus it was allowing the kick start quardrent to not engage  .Many thanks for your input  .Kind regards John Schicker from new zealand 

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i  think  the   nut  is  50 foot   bls     do it  up  withOUT  bending   the gear box   shaft   &  you  maynot  need  a  lock  washer

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john schicker said
... i will fit a thin washer that has teeth around the outside ...

I don't think a lock washer is fitted, John. If you look at the photo of the disassembly of the clutch on the link I gave, you can see what components are there. As Sunny says, torque the nut up to about 50 ft lbs.

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