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I recently got some parts powdercoated, including the clutch cover and ignition cover. I put it all back together today, and put the kickstarter on, hmm went down but didnt come back up!? Is this because there is no oil in the engine or am I looking at a more serious problem? I dont hear any grinding or crunching noises. Any thoughts guys? Thanks

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I recently got some parts powdercoated, including the clutch cover and ignition cover. I put it all back together today, and put the kickstarter on, hmm went down but didnt come back up!? Is this because there is no oil in the engine or am I looking at a more serious problem? I dont hear any grinding or crunching noises. Any thoughts guys? Thanks
did ya hook up the return spring?

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Mine either doesnt have that spring(never did), or its there and i didnt notice it. But i know if it is there, its not out of place, i would have seen it out of place when i put that washer on.

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well bro i dont know what to tell you, every kick starter i have ever seen has one of those coil springs around the kick starter shaft. its possible that it is still wrapped around the shaft, but you didn't hook one end on the hole on the eninge case. the other side of the spring hooks into the shaft itself.

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I took the cover off, the spring is there, but behind the gear not in front of it. But i found the problem, but dont know the solution. I tighten the cover down, the kickstarter doesnt work, I loosen it, it works. What the hell is going on here?

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Come on guys, I reallly need your help. Do you think this could be caused by not using a gasket? Maybe the gasket spaces it enough to where it wont bind up? I was using gasket sealer instead. Does TT have gaskets?

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Well, i WAS doing it right the entire time, well sort of. I got the gasket in today which i ordered from service honda for $12, the local shop wanted $23, my ass. I put the gasket on, tightened up the cover, violla! the kickstarter works, so i guess the cover is meant to be gapped the width of the gasket in order for everything to work properly.

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On smokin's bike, when you kick it the kickstarter doesnt come back up. But the reason why is that we have to have it all the way in so it doesnt slide off cause the bolt on it is stripped and the threads on the kickstarter is worn. :) He wouldnt just get a new one. :)

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