125 Cross kickstart spring - need help
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    125 Cross kickstart spring - need help

    Seems that with the kids playing around with the kickstarter over the past few months, the spring internal to the gearbox jumped its tab! The engine was in the frame as the rest of the bike was built up. Now the kickstarter will not return on its own. In fact sometimes the spring wants to push the kicker down.

    We only started it today after the rebuild. I had to pull it back up with my hand, and almost broke my hand when it "caught". fun stuff.

    When trying to "wind" it back up to preload the kickerspring, I hit a hard stop. This hard stop does not exist at the top of the kick stroke, where it should be.

    So the question: Is there any way without removing the engine and splitting the cases to remove the stop, preload the spring, and reset the stop so its in the correct position????

    I don't want to have to rely on bumpstarting.....

    thanks
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    well...I figured it out.

    Seems in bottom of the gearbox section of the base is the screw in "stop" for the ratchet mechanism. It was hard to see, since it is tight to a welded bash plate in the frame.
    I got a flat spanner in and backed it off. I was then able to rotate and preload the kicker spring and set the stop in the right place. all is good......

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    Nice 1 fella hope it's as easy on mine I have 2 engines both don't return kickstart shall give this a go before stripping

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    Result worked a treat guy I bought bike from was trying to sell me another engine to save stripping down ?

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