Kick start not returning
Posted July 24, 2006 - 03:06 PM
Anyways, I got it started once then it stalled. As I was starting it again the kick start did not return by itself. It stays down and I have to manually reach down and pull the lever back up. But the kicks do nuthing to even attempt to start it. I need this fixed by saturday to finally go ride. What is going on and what do I need to do to fix. I'd like to not take it to my shop as I just spent alot of money getting all my gear and am confident I can fix it if I know what needs to be done. Thx in advance.
Posted July 24, 2006 - 05:11 PM
Posted July 24, 2006 - 05:32 PM
Take off the kickstarter and the brake pedal.
Remove the water pipe going into the water pump assy.
Take out the banjo bolt joining the oil pipe and the right side engine cover.
Take off the lower oil pipe that comes from the strainer in the frame.
Remove the right side engine cover.
Check the kickstart return spring and the stopper assembly to make sure they are not damaged.
Make any necessary repairs.
Put everything back together.
Posted July 25, 2006 - 02:37 AM
Maybe he doesn't have one. Not all WR's came with electric starters.
His did. It's an 03
Posted July 25, 2006 - 05:39 AM
Is the battery rechargeable from completely dead?
Posted July 25, 2006 - 06:00 PM
So I was reading some stuff all day at work today and discovered the hot start lever. So I figured I'd give that a try to get it started today even though I had to pull the lever back up each time. well I reached down to pull it back up after about the 5th kick and ..it wasn't there. It was lying in the grass....No longer attached to the Bike! the piece the kick lever bolts to snapped off@!. Will I still be able to ride it this weekend if I get a battery and just use the e-start or should I not ride it till that is fixed to keep dirt out of there?
Posted July 25, 2006 - 06:12 PM
Posted July 26, 2006 - 08:53 AM
Posted July 26, 2006 - 12:06 PM
It's not too hard to fix, but you do need some finesse with the low-torque bolts that attach the side cover and getting the kickstart shaft and spring lined up can be tricky if you've never done it before. Also, you have to be careful putting on the side cover gasket so it doesn't leak. But other than that it is not a high-difficulty project. Just don't rush it. I also recommend getting a service manual (different than the owner's manual) and a good torque wrench with a range starting at 10 inch pounds or lower if you can find one. It's real easy to snap off those side cover bolts if you're not experienced.
Posted March 20, 2012 - 04:16 AM