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Post  oldskoolpulsar on Mon 9 Nov - 15:48

my 107,000 mile townmate has a spongy non working kickstart.

I am unsure exactly what the issue is, but i am guessing its something maybe to do with its failing clutch?

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Re: Kick Start

Post  JohnW on Tue 10 Nov - 0:05

oldskoolpulsar wrote:my 107,000 mile townmate has a spongy non working kickstart.

I am unsure exactly what the issue is, but i am guessing its something maybe to do with its failing clutch?

Not sure what you mean by 'failing kickstart' I assume you mean it wont turn engine over on compression ie slipping clutch. Unless the bike has done really high mileage (over 50000 miles the clutch plates should be ok, if they are badly worn then the clutch will slip when under power
Check clutch adjustment for free play (page 24 in Haynes manual)
Too much oil (or wrong grade of oil) in engine can cause clutch to slip, make sure its not above mark in sight glass, and correct 10/40sae grade.


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Post  oldskoolpulsar on Tue 10 Nov - 3:29

I have never required to adjust this screw before. But on the housing, same side as the gear changer.

there is an adjustment bolt, with a 10mm bolt on it, I just adjusted the bolt, by screwing it right out.

I can bump start the bike easily but most importantly, The kick start now works again.

Lesson learnt!

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Post  JohnW on Tue 10 Nov - 9:51

oldskoolpulsar wrote:I have never required to adjust this screw before. But on the housing, same side as the gear changer.

there is an adjustment bolt, with a 10mm bolt on it, I just adjusted the bolt, by screwing it right out.

I can bump start the bike easily but most importantly, The kick start now works again.

Lesson learnt!

Screw only needs to be backed off 1/8 to 1/4 turn, not right out as the clutch will not disengage when gear lever actuated & will cause 'crunchy' gear changes.

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