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B44 kickstart spring #797610 02/05/20 5:37 pm
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Hey guys, hoping someone has experience of this -
My kickstart shaft was bent to the point where the kickstart lever was catching the silencer and denting it. I decided to fit a new quadrant (from PES ltd and excellent quality) . I removed the outer cover and the bent quadrant came out with the cover and uncoiled the spring. Can anyone tell me how many turns I need to tension the spring by ? I can,t see any info in the Haynes book about this.
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Re: B44 kickstart spring [Re: Jon law] #797627 02/05/20 8:09 pm
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Usually you need to wind the spring about half a turn or so to get it hooked on to the end of the quadrant stop, that should be enough to get the kickstart to return fully and it would be really difficult to wind the spring any further.


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Re: B44 kickstart spring [Re: gunner] #797629 02/05/20 8:49 pm
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Thanks for the response gunner. I tried that approach and the kickstart lever sticks at the bottom of its stroke. That’s why I assumed it wasn’t tensioned enough. I wonder if the bush got damaged when I removed the bent quadrant and that’s causing it to stick. I think I need to remove the cover again and investigate. Cheers.

Re: B44 kickstart spring [Re: Jon law] #797633 02/05/20 9:27 pm
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There's an old trick worth trying when the kick-start won't return which is to tap the end of the shaft with a big hammer. This does work and I think its because the kick-start mechanism gets caught up in the outer cover so tapping the shaft inwards helps free it up. Worth a try before disassembling.


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Re: B44 kickstart spring [Re: Jon law] #797644 02/05/20 11:20 pm
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Ok, I,ll give that a try. Ta.


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