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Just picked this up today, cleaned the jets and it kicked over easily and ran well, I noticed that the clutch cable was loose, so I went to adjust that, tightened it up and now the kick starter is not engaging (almost as if there's no compression) makes a clicking sound on the way back up, then I loosened the clutch cable to see if that had caused the issue and it's still not engaging. anyone ever had this issue?
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smallframenyc wrote:
Just picked this up today, cleaned the jets and it kicked over easily and ran well, I noticed that the clutch cable was loose, so I went to adjust that, tightened it up and now the kick starter is not engaging (almost as if there's no compression) makes a clicking sound on the way back up, then I loosened the clutch cable to see if that had caused the issue and it's still not engaging. anyone ever had this issue?
If you put it in first gear can you push it and get motor to turn over.

If not


Clutch cable is adjusted to tight, loosen up cable until there is way too much slack and check kickstart then. Kickstart doesn't work with clutch handle pulled in.
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You need to check for wear on the clutch plunger and pressure plate, too.

They're probably worn, which makes the clutch extremely difficult to adjust.
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Christopher_55934 wrote:
If you put it in first gear can you push it and get motor to turn over.

If not


Clutch cable is adjusted to tight, loosen up cable until there is way too much slack and check kickstart then. Kickstart doesn't work with clutch handle pulled in.
Thanks for the help, tried both loosing the cable nut, handle bottoms out, tried pushing the bike to almost a run in 1st, but no resistance w/the motor whatsoever.
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chandlerman wrote:
You need to check for wear on the clutch plunger and pressure plate, too.

They're probably worn, which makes the clutch extremely difficult to adjust.
Thank you for your tip! this is looking like a real project now. Does this work involve splitting the case?
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Thank you for your tip! this is looking like a real project now. Does this work involve splitting the case?
No, just removing the rear wheel and clutch cover.
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