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Hi All-

My 76 T140 kickstart axel has movement sliding horizontally in towards and back from the gearbox. What I am gathering is that this sometimes prevents the quadrant from meshing with the pinion gear on the mainshaft.

Is it normal for the shaft to do this - its about 1/2 an inch. Checked the ratchet and pinion and all are in good repair. Something is amiss, but I'm not sure what.

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Originally Posted by wind1
Is it normal for the shaft to do this - its about 1/2 an inch.

Normal would be a few thousandths of an inch, not 1/2 an inch.
From the description, it sounds as if the kickstart quadrant could be loose on the axle splines.

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Thanks L.A.B.-

The quadrant is solidly on the shaft. I tried tapping the quadrant tighter on the shaft with a socket and hammer to take up any space where it could move but it was solidly in place. I thought at first there was a missing spacer, but none is shown in the parts book.


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I don't know what else could be causing the 1/2" of play then. Because as you said, there shouldn't be a spacer.

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the kickstart arm w/cotter .. holds the quadrant axle "in place" ... to the outer cover
and when installed
the quadrant is captured between the inside of the outer cover ( outer bush ) ... and outside of inner cover ,
With enough room to freely rotate , but nowhere near 1/2 an inch .

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Originally Posted by quinten
the kickstart arm w/cotter .. holds the quadrant axle "in place" ... to the outer cover

The spring can drop off the peg so the assembly still has to be held fully out until the spring has been pre-tensioned (by one full turn of the lever) before the cover is replaced.
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Originally Posted by quinten
and when installed
the quadrant is captured between the inside of the outer cover ( outer bush ) ... and outside of inner cover ,

It will be axle spring locating splines "...between the inside of the outer cover (outer bush)" not the "quadrant" (because the spring is outboard of the quadrant).

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