kick start

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StueyC
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kick start

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Post by StueyC » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:56 am

I rmoved my kick start cover today and found a cone shaped part postioned in front of the kick start ratchet gear. It looks likea small cone type clutch but doesn't appear in any of the books I've looked at.

Any ideas what it is and its purpose?

StueyC.



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Re: kick start

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Post by Bosheff » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:02 pm

It's yer throw-out bearing....bosheff

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Re: kick start

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Post by StueyC » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:25 pm

Thanks Bosheff, I happened to find a small drawing of it in a manual.

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Re: kick start

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Post by Bosheff » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:32 pm

If memory serves me, it's pictured with the clutch, not the tranny....bosheff

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Re: kick start

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Post by Bigincher » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:18 pm

There are some tricks in helping hold the throwout bearing in place when you reassemble. It can be pretty frustrating. One trick is to put the kicker cover flat on a table, open side up, and position the throwout bearing. Then remove the clutch pushrod from the transmission, use it as a 'holder' on the throwout bearing while you then re-attach the kicker cover, sliding the pushrod back in as you go.
The other trick I have only heard someone tell me, and have not used myself, so I'll save it for an ace-in-the-hole.

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Re: kick start

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Post by StueyC » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:54 pm

Thanks for the help Bigincher and Bosheff.

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