shaft hitting the clutch plate.
kickstart shaft, hitting the clutch plate is a common problem.
I found for this problem:
Some original side case gaskets were designed thicker.
The kickstart shaft washer, maybe damaged are missing.
Aftermarket kickstart shafts.
the steps I take when I see marks on the kickstart shaft:
Check to see if the kickstart shaft washer is installed
you see a gap at this point. Thats a problem.
happens is, the pedal spring tries to push out the kickstart
shaft, causing the gap.
There should be a circlip and washer here.
If the circlip and washer dont close the gap, you may
to add additional washers here.
the steps above are taken.
a marker, and paint the top clutch plate. Put the gasket and
side case on
a few nuts and tighten them down. Take out the spark plug.
Then, kick the motor
several times. If it rubs, it will show up on the black clutch
plate, and kickstart shaft.
the number one problem, most of the time. A poor made
you replace your kickstart shaft with an aftermarket shaft.
It will most likely rub,
you modify it.
you do the modification below.
for a good aftermarket kickstart shaft from one of the many,
an example of a kickstart shaft I modified, using a basic
will fix the problem and shouldnt weaken the shaft,
if done correctly.
to take when grinding the kickstart shaft:
This area on the shaft, is all you need to modify.
This side view shows the depth to grind.
you can see. You dont touch the core (strength) part
of the kickstart shaft.
Never grind down to the main shaft rod!
hope this tutorial helps. Because I keep coming across, poorly
shafts, that need to be modify.
D. Armstrong - 2015 Kickstart shaft fix.
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