Kickstarter not fully retracting-'03 450

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  • Vineboy

Posted March 18, 2012 - 01:05 AM


Hi guys,
I have an '03 which has never given me any major worries until today. I never use the electric leg because it never works ( battery issues I think)

Today when i kickstarted it the kickstarter only retracted as high as the frame and wouldn't sit in flush like it usually does. When I tried to force it in it statrted to make an "engaged" sort of sound. ie gear rubbing on gear noise, so I stopped the bike and went home.

Any ideas?

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  • td42ti

Posted March 18, 2012 - 02:09 AM


Sounds like the starter gear spline has worn, resulting in the start lever moving from it's proper location. The lever is now resting where it "thinks" it is supposed to.


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