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derek50
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July 16, 2021 - 8:18 am
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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?

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Is this the bike with a binding kickstart from a previous post ?

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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. 

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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  

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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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