March 28, 2021
November 6, 2016
Is this the bike with a binding kickstart from a previous post ?
Hi all, while out riding my D14 the kickstart has sometimes been dropping down while going along, it does stay up if i return it with my foot, is this a sign of weak return spring?
Droopy KS could either be spring not wound up correctly or misaligned clutch cover due to a missing dowel or just tightened up unevenly.
Before you rip the clurch cover off I would suggest wait until it droops, pull over, then ease the screws around the clutch cover to see if it springs up.
Nothing difficult here but you may have to adopt a systematic approach to get it sorted.
January 9, 2013
NO Derek iv never had a weak spring its just not been wowned up enuf [ not enuf tention ] if you feel like a chaleng and with luck a strong wier plallthrow without remooving the aseemle but its very very fidly to do so ,. the doles must be in place for the cover to test tack the s/plug out from D 10 noward you will have to refit & time the engine with the cam .,, bungeys / ociypus can help just for now till its done
March 28, 2021
Cheers lads, it returns no problem when starting (it doesn't stay down at all), so l guess it's one of the above from you lads who know your Bantams.
this being my first Bantam it seems to be more noise & vibration than i would have thought normal, but being a great believer in "if it aint broke don't fix it" i've let it ride, so maybe leave it till the winter comes & do a inspection - rebuild on the engine / gearbox.
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