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Kick start lever .

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Kick start lever .

Post  Grahamb on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi All

The spline on my kick start lever is all but stripped (10e) . (I see VS have new one's ) But has anyone come up with a good fix , i.e. fitting a cotter pin etc.

Many thanks Graham
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Re: Kick start lever .

Post  bill2b on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:43 pm

Graham
Irene stole the decent Kick start I had on Percy Plover for her one which was well stripped like yours.
I have used her old reject item and welded in in place as suggested by JH. It works a treat.
If/when you need to take it off in the future just grind the weld o
ff. Saves 75 Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  MoscowFlyer on Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:04 pm

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Post  kerabo on Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:01 am

bill2b wrote:Graham
Irene stole the decent Kick start I had on Percy Plover for her one which was well stripped like yours.
I have used her old reject item and welded in in place as suggested by JH. It works a treat.
If/when you need to take it off in the future just grind the weld o
ff. Saves 75 Very Happy Very Happy

You can't have that Bill.

You need to take those spanners away from her Smile

Ken
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Post  keith livingstone on Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:42 am

Hi guys
Kick start levers......the perennial problem.
I can't recall how many levers I've picked up at jumbles / bought on ebay with the same result. When you're suddenly caught out and need to restart the lever spins round.
You've just got to bite the bullet and get a new lever. Expensive maybe but in the grand scheme of things not really as they will not let you down.
Welding...definitely a no no!

Now what about some good weather to get our on the bikes?

Best wishes
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Re: Kick start lever .

Post  bill2b on Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:54 am

Keith Welding...definitely a no no! Shocked

May I ask why?
Mine is welded and we have both been out on our bikes plenty Laughing



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Post  Grahamb on Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:58 pm

Had a go at the old kick start lever today ..

I have drilled and tapped a 6mm hole through the entire assembly ,

should work I think. Shocked

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:38 pm

It will work for a while if you are lucky, but invariably the shaft will snap ! best method until a new or decent one is found is to tighten it up as best as you can and then apply weld to the end of the shaft, this can always be ground off when a better kick start comes along and does not ruin the shaft.
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