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I just picked up this 99 PW 50 over the weekend for $60. The previous owner said it ran 3 weeks ago but now the kickstart won't catch or return on its own. Can anyone point me to a free service manual or pdf or a sufficient help article to replacing the kickstart mechanism. I have searched far and wide to no avail.

 

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No 'free' manuals, you have to buy it at a dealer. I think you will find the problem to be more than 'just a stuck kicker'.

Pull the right side cover of the engine and I bet you will find the engine is seized. If you are going to fix it, get the manual and realize a lot of skill and some special tools may be needed.

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16 minutes ago, William1 said:

No 'free' manuals, you have to buy it at a dealer. I think you will find the problem to be more than 'just a stuck kicker'.

Pull the right side cover of the engine and I bet you will find the engine is seized. If you are going to fix it, get the manual and realize a lot of skill and some special tools may be needed.

Thank you. I've recently rebuilt a KX 125 and 250 and CRF 50 so I'm not too worried about that aspect. Plus, the P-dubs are so dime a dozen parts are easy to find.

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1 hour ago, crashhard_17 said:

I just picked up this 99 PW 50 over the weekend for $60. The previous owner said it ran 3 weeks ago but now the kickstart won't catch or return on its own. Can anyone point me to a free service manual or pdf or a sufficient help article to replacing the kickstart mechanism. I have searched far and wide to no avail.

 

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Nice score! I bought one for $200 and threw another 200 into it:

 

 

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Kickstarter assembly failures are common on these.  It happened to me with your same symptoms.  Check this for parts (quality was reasonable for me):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-PW50-PW-50-KICK-SHAFT-ASSEMBLY-STARTER-GEAR-P-KL13-/140913973086?rmvSB=true

and here is the diagram:

https://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oemparts/l/yam/50044e77f8700209bc791649/2004-pw50-pw50s1-parts

 

I searched for a good bit and never found a free manual.  The Australian link above worked though, so good to have.  Follow the instructions for clutch removal.  Get the right-hand case off and you can see what you are up against.

 

 

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Too see if it's siezed just remove left cover and turn the fly wheel, if that's good most likely a broken spring easy-peasy

 

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