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Kickstart quadrant question
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Lone Wolf
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May 13, 2020 - 8:00 am
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Wotcha.

The kickstart quadrant is a press fit onto the kickstart shaft.  Is there any reason it can't be taken off and put back on the other way around ?  

Only the leading tooth of the quadrant really gets any wear, so a quadrant that 'locks' on the worn tooth can be reused.  OK, so a replacement ain't exactly expensive, but I just wondered.

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Morning Wolf,

I've had the same problem recently. Having taken it out I thought like you I could reverse it on the shaft but the quadrant has an offset on the casting.

I ground off the worn tooth & refitted. It seems OK now & doesn't jamb as it did previously.

Barrie

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BantamBaz said
...I ground off the worn tooth & refitted. It seems OK now & doesn't jamb as it did previously.

I recently did the same.

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn. 1950 D1 engine now running.

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Wotcha.

Thanks folks . . . . now where did I put that angle grinder ?

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