Kick start problems...

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Kick start problems...

Post by Qman » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:55 am

Good morning. I have an older Spree. Runs great when I can get it to start. Problem it has is that the kick start binds and sticks. I have removed the cover and reset it a couple of times but it just will not stop sticking/binding. Any suggestions, tutorials or videos that may help? I would even buy new parts if I could find them. The gear set on EBay is reversed from what mine is and will not work.

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Re: Kick start problems...

Post by Meatball » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:17 pm

Is there a particular part you have deemed needing replacement or are your binding issues a mystery and you just wanna start buying stuff to try?
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Re: Kick start problems...

Post by Qman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:12 pm

I have not found anything that looks particularly worn out at all. After looking at the parts list for the drive I may be missing the thrust washer under the small gear. I will have to take it apart again to verify that. Otherwise, no, there is nothing that jumps out as bad. I would prefer to not buy unnecessary parts.

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Re: Kick start problems...

Post by Meatball » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:59 pm

Qman wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:12 pm
I would prefer to not buy unnecessary parts.
Precisely my point. Ive always thought diagnosis is 75% of the repair with these. Ordering parts and installation is the easy part. With kickstarts, the spacing is critical. A millimeter too much/little will cause binding or disengagement. Possibly a missing thrust washer or spacer. Study the parts list and digram (below) and see what you have. If all components are present within the belt cover kick assembly, check that your Drive Face has all of it’s parts....do you have #6, #8, #10 #11?

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... drive-face
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