Any idea what’s going on here
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:24 am quote
Kickstart won’t return [/img]

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:35 am quote
Bent quadrant shaft?
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:48 am quote
Ive seen bent quadrant shafts that would stay in the down position like that but, you could always raise it back up with your foot.

If that thing is locked solid and theres no way to move it up/ down, then something internal is jamming it. Could be metal, could be rubber. No easy way of knowing. Only way to fix it would be to split the engine cases!
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:56 am quote
The lever will strip its spines if it is under- or over-tightened. Is the mechanism itself not returning or is the lever stripped?
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:13 pm quote
Best case, Lever has stripped its splines. Worst case jammed inside, and needs the motor opened up.
I'd pull the lever off and check the splines. it should be obvious, a lot of shiny aluminum splinters. I hope that is it , it's the easier of the fixes. Good luck!
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:47 pm quote
At least now you can get a period correct kickstart lever. They make a T5 splined old style.

To confirm it's just the lever, bump start it and see if it sounds ok.
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Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:20 pm quote
Can you please do a closeup pic of the splines where it bolts to motor
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