Kicker Stuck

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jeffwest5599
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Kicker Stuck

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Post by jeffwest5599 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:57 am

Replaced my throw out bearing so I removed the kicker and cover. Put everything together and now the kicker is stuck. When I go to kick it, it will not budge. It will swing forward about 180 degrees and I hear the gears turning but it then stop facing down. I can pull in the clutch and get it back to the top but it will not kick downward. It is completely locked up. Can anyone tell me what this is or how to fix it before I take it apart for the 100th time. Thanks.

Jeff



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Re: Kicker Stuck

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Post by jdpan » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:56 am

Mock it up without the throw out bearing, if it works, you know its something to do with the bearing. Is it indexed to the fork correctly? Ie: in the flat spot..

Edit: Assuming the transmission was in working order to begin with.

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Re: Kicker Stuck

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:02 am

Did the kicker cover go on easily upon reinstallation, or did you force the cover on (draw it down on the tranny to get it to fit against the tranny case)?....bosheff

jeffwest5599
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Re: Kicker Stuck

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Post by jeffwest5599 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:30 pm

Yes it went on easily and it worked fine. Throwout bearing is lined up. The manual did not say anything about reinstalling that I did not do. I am thinking the stop is in the wrong place. Where does the stop need to be. I read somewhere this morning about having it at 7 o;clock for installation.

Jeff

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Re: Kicker Stuck

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Post by Dave_R » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:28 pm

If you are sure that the bearing is indeed lined up, then the only thing I can think of is that the kicker drive gear could be 180 out.
When I install a kicker cover, I usually try to install it with the kick petal pushed down a little as if you were going through a normal kick stroke. This makes sure that the return stop (pin) will be on the correct side if the kick stop inside the case.

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