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jarhead
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Kick back

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Post by jarhead » Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:44 pm

Lately when starting the old girl I've been getting alot of kick back......way more than I ever had.........like it's scary to start. Recently went back to the stock forks...... 2" over before. Bike Stands way too straight now, have to shim kickstand eventually.Could this be a problem.....not being able to kick through totally? Have'nt mess with the timing and I am running a auto advance. Anybody have any suggestions?



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Re: Kick back

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Post by 108 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:31 pm

Jarhead, I would check the timeing first thing. If its off, set he points first then the timing.

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Re: Kick back

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Post by Cotten » Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:11 am

The most common reason for advancing of the set timing is wear upon the fiber cam follower.
The second is endplay upon the idler gear within the gearcase.
No doubt there are others.

...Cotten

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Re: Kick back

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Post by mbskeam » Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:21 pm

check the auto advance. to see if its stuck at full advance.
and if its not getting fuel as in to lean it will kick also.....
about a month ago mine tryed to rip my foot from me...LOL
I still feel it a month later, man it hurt........it was lean by the way,
(went up 5 sizes on the pilot jet)
I feel your pain.........LOL

mbskeam

jarhead
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Re: Kick back

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Post by jarhead » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:06 pm

I'll check her out closely today........will post results eventually.... thanks.

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Re: Kick back

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Post by Sidecar » Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:04 pm

jarhead wrote:
Could this be a problem.....not being able to kick through totally?''
Yes, especially if you lift up on your foot before the motor starts.

jarhead
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Re: Kick back

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Post by jarhead » Sat Sep 04, 2004 5:07 pm

Everthing is now back the way it was. Advance wasn't stuck open, points look good and regapped. Shimmed kickstand.......this was the problem. She was way too straight up and down. I couldn't kick through without wanting to tip over. Sidecar, you nailed it.......will keep Mbskeam and Cotton's suggestions in mind if it occurs down the road. Thanks.

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