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2000 Honda XR250R kick starter shafter replacement

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by twr7cx, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. This morning while attempting to start my bike up to check it over before loading it onto the ute to go out for a ride, the shaft for the kickstarter snapped:

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    I have removed the right hand side engine cover and am attempting to remove the shaft from the engine, but it's not coming out. As far as I understand I should be able to pull it straight out, I have managed to pull it about 5mm further out, but it doesn't seem to want to come any further.

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    Am I right in that the entire shaft should pull out with the cog etc. on it?

    Any ideas, hints or tips?
  2. You can't "pull it straight out".
    You need to turn the shaft about 90 degrees or more to release the tag on the ratchet gear.