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Kick Starter Spindle. Install question.

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Xr650R. I was removing my clutch basket and when I pulled the basket off, the kick starter spindle 'popped out".

I followed the directions in the manual and slid it back in and reinstalled the spring.

 

Now the kick starter doesn't feel right. I goes down when I push it through but doesn't return or align correctly when I pull the kick starter back up.

 

I taken it apart 3 times and am obviously missing a step.

 

Any idea?

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Right, 

1 Check that the dot ons the shaft and thingy align as per the manual.
2 Attach kickstart lever
3 Hook spring in case.

4 Hold the end of the spindle on the bearing but do not insert yet. 
5 Twist spindle over 250 degrees, really winding up the spring. 
6 Now insert the spindle in the bearing. 
7 slowly release the tension

Everything show be tight and good. If not, do it again

BTW, search is you friend :-)

 

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That was it. With the spindle installed, the spring rested just a bit off the insert hole. So I wound the spring over a full turn, then inserted it into the hole.

That fixed it.

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