i have a 97 rm 125 i picked up a while ago, its my first bike so i have alot to learn about maintenance and repairs , but ive been wrenching on cars for quite a while so know the basics of how it all works.
anyways the kickstarter does not lock in all the way. it folds up and towards the pipe but can easily slide back, and it starts a rattling, kind of grinding sound. i can go easy on it and prevent that from happening but i know eventually if it isnt fixed that itll lead to big problems. i tried tightening the main bolt going into the case just a little in case it just wasnt torqued to specs, but that didnt do anything. can anyone help me diagnose what may be wrong? looking at some parts diagrams kind of explains what all is going on with the kickstarter, but im not sure.
im thinking there is a ball or pin with a spring that locks it in place, but thats just a guess based on the diagram, but i still cant find out if ill have to take half the motor apart to fix it.