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kick starter

Postby gnarlyroad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:36 pm



Obviously my kick start hasn't been used in some time and damned if I can get it to depress. Want to move it out of the way of the bolt for turning the engine over to find tdc and timing marks for timing belts and valves. Is there something I'm missing that prevents it from moving. Have stood on it and nothing. Help!


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Re: kick starter

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:50 pm

I believe the kick starter can be removed entirely, and it has a storage place on the right side - underneath the right side cover, perhaps? Another GL1000'er will be along to correct me, I'm sure.

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Re: kick starter

Postby gnarlyroad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:41 pm

Indeed I have removed the kick starter from its bracket on the right side and am trying to use it to turn the flywheel to get it out of the way of the generator cover. so I can do my timing belt replacement. Its in the way . Can't remove the cover till its moved. Can't get it to move.
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Re: kick starter

Postby gnarlyroad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:48 pm

The tube for the kickstarter is in front of the generator cover bolt and can't be depressed enough for me to get at the cover.Any ideas on how to get it loosened enough to move.
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Re: kick starter

Postby fmartenies » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:35 pm

I had the same problem when adjusting the points for the first time on my 76...at least I think I did because I don't have the kickstart lever but it didnt budge with a long screwdriver. Anyways, when the engine is in the bike all that stops you from doing is using a socket...you can still get a 12mm open ended wrench in there at a slight angle. That got pretty tedious and tough in some spots though so what I ended up doing was tapping the starter button very lightly. That got it close enough where 1 or 2 passes of the wrench got me where I needed to be.

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Re: kick starter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:32 pm

If all you want to do is turn the engine slightly, just put the transmission in fifth gear, put it up on the center stand, and rotate the rear tire!




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