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keep the kick starter from wearing a hole in your oversize tank?

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i just installed a zip ty tank on my yz250, and the kick starter doesn't really sit where its supposed to in the indention on the tank. i can tell the end of the kickstrarter will rub on the tank while riding. anyone come up with some good solutions to keep from damaging the tank?

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i could but then i wouldn't get a full kick out of it right, since it woul bottom on the peg sooner?

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i put a few layers of duct tape (cloth type). i also use glue to stick on segments of old inner tube to the frame where the tank rides. You could just as easily stick a piece of inner tube to the tank. If your engine mounts are loose and your crank's worn rubber tube won't last all that long.

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Fiber glass cloth and resin? might not look pretty but it wont wear out.

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Could the problem be solved by just grinding a bit of material off the kick starter tip?  Obviously you don't want to take too much, but if it's just a little it shouldn't weaken the lever or make it harder to kick.

 

I guess the other thing is to look at the tank mounts.  Could the problem be solved by just putting a rubber shim under the tank to move it up a bit?  I think I would look at shimming the tank before removing material from the lever.

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Mine touches too, 260 hours and just a little black mark where it contacts. No real wear to speak of.

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I just rotated mine one tooth on the shaft as arnego2 suggested and it starts fine and doesn't bottom out on the foot peg too hard.  Usually, if I find tdc then kick it will start without even touching the footpeg

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