kick starter return spring

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kick starter return spring

Postby patreilly » 09:19 pm May 18 2017

My 2001 200 had the kick starter slipping by. I replaced the ratchet spring and put the case back on no problem. However now the kick starter lever does not return. When I remove the case the lever returns again.
Looking at the spring, it seems to hang out a little beyond the nylon inner bushing. Is there a trick to getting the return spring all the way seated before replacing the case. Case went on fine. But, I am thinking maybe the spring is riding on the case and binding.
All advice will be appreciated. I expected more trouble getting everything lined up replacing that case. But, I took it slow and used the kick starter lever to match up the gears just as the manual suggested.
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kick starter return spring

Postby SS109 » 02:32 pm May 19 2017

Did you preload the spring? When you install the kick gear assembly the spring has to be wound up and the end installed in the hole.
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