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retrofitting kicker on the drz400e

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Just bought a retrofit kicker for the 400e. followed direction to the tee. went to go kick it and it feels like it is binding up. kicker will not return to position. any one out in drz land able to give some encouraging feedback...thanx

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For some reason a lot of people seem to have problems installing the kick start kit. There is no way to know what you did wrong. Take it apart again and see what the problem is. The retainer bar that holds the idler gear in place must be on correctly or it will contact the clutch, bind and make baaad noises if you start it. The return spring must be tensioned correctly. There are alignment dots on the shaft and the piece splined to the shaft that need to be lined up. There has to be some end clearance for he kick start shaft so the case does not bind it up when you tighten the case, That should not be a problem if the thrust washers are in the right place. The Kick start ratchet must fully disengage when the spring pulls the shaft to the return stop. Check operation as you go. You will find the problem.

Did you have any instructions to follow? Any left over parts?

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