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2003 crf450r kickstart failure

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CFCRTC,

This issue isn't when the bike is being kicked, it occurs when the kick start lever is RETURNING from being kicked. The steel piece (shown in the pic #3 of my other post this morning) has a bend in it which acts as a guide to diss-engage the kickstart pawl. When this 'ramp' is contacted, the bolt and the boss that this steel piece is mounted on has both a side load and a shear load. Obviously, my brother's just sheared off. The chap from England's bike broke the casting out of the case! Again, I haven't heard of this happening much so I'm not to concerned about it as a wide spread problem.

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