75 Wing


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Barlow
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75 Wing

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I'm in the process of restoring my Wing which I bought new.
I had a need to turn the engine over manually so I went for the kick start handle.
Couldn't find it . Looked everywhere.Think it got lost in our recent move.
Well, question is does anyone have a kick start lever they would be willing to part with ?
Contact me via e-mail as I don't get on the site very often.
I didn't know where else to put this request. Hope it's OK here.

Happy trails, Barlow


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Re: 75 Wing

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You can still turn the engine with the generator bolt and a closed end wrench or shallow socket and rachet.
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Clockwise or counter-clockwise ?
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Re: 75 Wing

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Barlow wrote:Clockwise or counter-clockwise ?
Just in case you don't know where the bolt is located: It's under the small round cap/cover on the rear left side of engine very near the collar for the kickstarter.


Only clockwise (like tightening), counter clockwise could possibly back the bolt out.

Also slipping a short cheater pipe over the end of the wrench or rachet handle gives you more leverage and better control.

One other tip: Removing the sparkplugs makes it much easier to spin over.
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Re: 75 Wing

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I've been turning the engine over with the rear wheel but I need to be a little more accurate.
Thanks for the tip.
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Re: 75 Wing

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Barlow wrote:I'm in the process of restoring my Wing which I bought new.
I had a need to turn the engine over manually so I went for the kick start handle.
Couldn't find it . Looked everywhere.Think it got lost in our recent move.
Well, question is does anyone have a kick start lever they would be willing to part with ?
Contact me via e-mail as I don't get on the site very often.
I didn't know where else to put this request. Hope it's OK here.

Happy trails, Barlow
Happy days !!!
I was looking thru some parts boxes and found the kick start lever.
YES..............
Happy trails,
Barlow
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Re: 75 Wing

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Congrats! Now, when you're done with it, put it back where it belongs... inside the right side of the "fake gas tank" ;-)

You're welcome. :-)

Ron


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