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Well. My kicks starter is extremely loose. I flops open and stabs me in the leg. And it hurts. Its a yz 125. What do i need to replace to make it stiff again? I have a bungee cord for now but in the races it doesnt not work. And the pipe melts the cord after a couple hours. Anyway, how do i un floppify it?

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Don't you have to split the case in order to get into the kick starter?  What a headache!

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All you have to do is pull the lever off and inside will be a steel ball and most likely a broken/worn out spring. Replace this spring and you're good to go

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All you have to do is pull the lever off and inside will be a steel ball and most likely a broken/worn out spring. Replace this spring and you're good to go

Listen to this guy... Not honda_power.

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All you have to do is pull the lever off and inside will be a steel ball and most likely a broken/worn out spring. Replace this spring and you're good to go

 

This^. You can also add a shim between the kickstarter and spring (not between the spring and ball) if you don't want to replace the spring and it's only worn out and not broken.

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I voted for Obama, I'm for more gun control, I'm on disability, and I financed my bike with zero down!

Maybe that will get William1's attention
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Don't you have to split the case in order to get into the kick starter? What a headache!

Do you know anything, about , well, anything??

Your name seems to be on every other thread with absolutely no contribution to these forums, and I'm not exactly sure whyy

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All kickstarters need love...

You'll probably need to use some force to get the phillips screw out of there, but first put the kicker in a vise. Clean it really well, put a new spring it, and tons of grease before you put it back together. And don't forget to apply Loctite on the bolt holding the kickstarter on...

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Just fixed mine on my 250f. Popped it apart and drilled out the hole where it rotates and then put a piece of brass pipe between the two. with holes for the screw and the detent ball in the right places. Tight as a tiger now

Edited by BloodBMcG

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On the other bit I think...( kick start knuckle-at least that's what I call it ) :)

HP well your not so smart .....

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Uhhhhh. Weres the ball and spring.

 

The ball and spring should have been inside the kicker arm.  There's a whole where they go into.  I'm guessing this is a used bike and the PO lost them at one point or another.  There would be some debris left in there even if they disintegrated.

 

Hase a look at this schematic:

http://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oemparts/a/yam/50045507f8700209bc792bc6/starter

 

parts 13 and 14 are what you're looking for

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Sometimes when you pull the kickstarter off the ball will go flying and you'll lose it forever, ask me how I know.  :rolleyes:

 

Anyways clean it up real good and grease it up, your starter will be smooth as buttah.  :ride:

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What are you guys using to shim it? Cut a piece of bolt to what, 2 or 3mm?

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What are you guys using to shim it? Cut a piece of bolt to what, 2 or 3mm?

 

Aluminum can.  The side of the can can be rolled out nice and flat and is easy to cut.  Aluminum can is a great stock material for thin shim material.

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I used a piece of brass pipe. Drilled out the hole and pressed the pipe in with a vice

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