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    Default '73 Bonneville, kickstart problems

    Hey, I've been tinkering with a Bonnie chop for a while now, and even got it running well enough to make it the 50 miles from LA to BF3, but that's where my luck with it ends.

    The end of the clutch cable popped off in the gearbox, so I opened up the outer cover and found it--no damage luckily--and installed a new cable, popped the cover back on, put in some oil, and was good for about two days.

    The problem now is that I can't seem to get a proper kick going. 3 out of 5 kicks feel like nothing's catching and get no compression. I have no idea what this could be aside from the kick starter gear falling out of place?

    I've opened the gearbox up twice more now to make sure the spring is wound right and everything *looks* fine to me.

    I'm at the end of my rope. Any ideas?

    Thanks tons.

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    your clutch is slipping,you likely over adjusted the cable, it should have about a 1/2" of free play at the lever, try doing a clutch cable and rod adjustment first, if that doesn't fix it then pull the primary cover off and tighten the spring nuts a turn.
    or, If you want to bring it by the shop we can fix it for you.
    Last edited by Torch; 07-15-2011 at 10:00 AM.

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    Thanks, Torch. That makes a lot of sense. I'll give this a try, but if I don't get anywhere you can expect me at the shop soon. Appreciate the help!

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    Worked like a charm and took about ten minutes. Thanks again!

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