Melvin04321 replied to Melvin04321's topic in XR250/400Thanks for the reply!!! I read online somewhere about the ball bearing and spring, so tonight I took it apart and I found the spring was compressed(no longer a spring but a straight piece of steel basically). I took two pillars and pulled the spring aprt to lengthen it. Reinstalled it and now all is good. Nice and snug. So the spring being too short was the issue.
Melvin04321 posted a topic in XR250/4001996 xr400 I searched but couldn't find anything regarding the "ting" of metal on metal from the kick starter hitting the frame while riding. It seems like the kick starter lever is just loose but the screw is tight where it mounts to the engine. I thought about a short bungee cord wrapped around the frame and lever to hold it still while I ride. Any suggestions or anyone have the same issue or fix?