Straightening bent kick start lever
Posted November 25, 2009 - 06:45 PM
Mine is really annoying. Foot slips off easily.
Heat it and give it a go?
Posted November 26, 2009 - 04:39 AM
Need excessive force, then its not hot enough
Do not do it cold
Posted November 26, 2009 - 04:18 PM
Posted November 26, 2009 - 04:32 PM
Posted November 26, 2009 - 04:35 PM
Put it in a vise. Make sure to use something to protect the vise from imprinting the soft aluminum lever. Put a little heat to it, hit softly with rubber mallet. Done.
Posted November 27, 2009 - 09:01 AM
Posted November 27, 2009 - 04:44 PM
Mine wore there, and caused the kick starter to swing out too much, angling where your foot goes downward, and causing my foot to slip off.
Built it up with a little weld, ground/filed/sanded to smooth and good to go.
Posted November 27, 2009 - 06:35 PM
It's an '03. Lots of broken electric start stuff at this point including the case cover that supports the shaft for the gears.
All of the electric start stuff is long gone.