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Hi, can anyone give me a step-by-step how to re-assemble the kickstart on my 1950s Douglas?

I can't figure out what the screw that comes through the casing is used for... (see pointer in pic below).

Thanks!
Miles
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Miles, get this and all your troubles will disappear.
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Thanks BajaRob that's a great idea!
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Miles, get this and all your troubles will disappear.
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Thanks BajaRob that's a great idea!
I got mine from SIP. Truly indispensable for our wideframes.
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no.

Remove the index screw

have the O-ring, kickstart segment, return spring, and kickstart bush as one unit. Install into case. now install the index screw.

Then attached your kickstart lever. rotate your lever to maximum. now install the 2 small springs and toothed gear.

last, install circlip.
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Here's some goodies from my Douglas book.
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Genius thanks so much guys. I didn't know there was a book! I've been using my Haynes manual which is great for my VBB but no good for the wideframe.
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Genius thanks so much guys. I didn't know there was a book! I've been using my Haynes manual which is great for my VBB but no good for the wideframe.
Which model is yours, the 42/L2 or the GS?
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Which model is yours, the 42/L2 or the GS?
engine has a curved kick lever and a 3 speed shifter.
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engine has a curved kick lever and a 3 speed shifter.
Duh, he's got the 125! I can be a dummy sometimes.😉
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Maybe this will be useful.
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Serial number makes me think it's a Douglas G is that right?

If so that would mean the carburettor should be Amal 361/200, which I've never heard of. The ones I've got are SHB16.16, Dellorto 17B and 18C. Can I use any of these?
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The Rod model of 1951-53 uses the same carb as a G. Stoffi's Garage has Polini CP carb conversions for your style engine in a 17.5 and the 19 for the 2TP cylinders. So one of yours could work.
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