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    Default 4 Speed Kicker Help

    Kickstarter Troubles
    After rebuilding my 1979 Rotary Top transmission I'm at the point of installing the kicker gears and side cover. I installed a new bushing in the starter gear and honed it to the new Andrews mainshaft. When I put the fully assembled side cover on the transmission and align the gears it mates perfectly to the transmission. Then after installing the side cover nuts and adding fluid I try to operate the kicker and it turns about a 1/4 turn and stops. The transmission is in neutral and I have the shifter top off to make sure...but I notice that when it is in gear and I rotate the mainshaft, it only turns a 1/4 turn and locks up. Now my question... does the starter gear sit off the starter clutch when the side cover is installed? Mine is not, it's always engaged to the starter clutch. Isn't the kicker gear supposed to push back the starter gear when you install the side cover? Any ideas how I can resolve this? I hope I was clear but if not let me know. Thanks!




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    Can you post a photo of the crank gear in the cover...??



    Want to see what the ear plate looks like...
    Think that may be whats at fault ....

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    Here lately I have installed some import kicker gears that would jam up on the ears ....
    If you can fit in a set of Baker gears into your budget, that problem would disappear, it did on the ones I was working on....

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    Here she is


    After spending an hour trying over and over...I'll probably go with the Baker gears. After all this will be a kick only bike so I may as well bite the bullet and get the good stuff

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    This one may be easier to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldergiraffe View Post

    After spending an hour trying over and over...I'll probably go with the Baker gears.
    I may as well bite the bullet and get the good stuff
    Good call ....

    In your photo you can see where it has been digging into the ear....
    The Baker's has beveled teeth on the clutch gear and a nice lead-in ramp on the crank gear....
    Never had a problem using them ... And they carry a Lifetime Warranty...

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    BTY ..........

    While your in there....
    Here's an item that beefs up the clutch pushrod....



    ^^^ This is what you have now for a throw-out bearing....It's stock Oem



    This is an Oversize replacement bearing ....
    Best $20 up-grade you can spend....
    Last edited by Dragstews; 10-15-2016 at 12:25 PM.

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