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how do i tension the spring on kick shaft, kx 250 1998?

IndyMX

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There should be a pin or some such device that the spring hits when you turn the starter gear..if you have the spring on the wrong side of that pin, it won't work properly.
 
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#5
correct me if i'm wrong but are refering to t he dogs on the backside of the stater gear.? On the frontside of the starter gear and shaft there is a hole for the inside of the spring, down below there is a hole to receive the pin of the outside of the spring.

To me it seems like they line up, but i can sense there is no tension, if you can help thank you.
 

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I looked at the diagram on Bikebandit, but can't really tell...

Pictures would be helpful, if you can get them.
 
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#9
i just did this 2 weeks ago on the same bike. im sure there is an easier way but i did it the hard way. grab the end of the spring (with a pair of pliers, wrap it around clockwise and THEN push it over the shaft in place and locate the end into the hole underneath in about the 6 o'clock position.
i took some pictures while it was tore down... dont know if i can post them here or not.
 
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#10
i had to take it back apart for the same reason. you have to put a good bit of tension on it before it goes back together. i wrapped it around before i put it all the way in to clear the clutch basket.

 
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#11
actually there is an easier way,

1 locate pin on starter shaft(behind starter gear)
2 place spring on shaft (hole on shaft 12 oclock)
3 install bushing and washer
4 with needle nose pliers start the free sping pin towards clutch basket
5 rotate clutch basket counter clockwise and pass spring tip towards pin receiver


Hope this helps, actually i thought about it the whole day at work following my first post.

Lesson learned, don't let others ride your machine. But fix it now.
 
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#12
actually thats exactly the way i did it other than rotating the clutch basket. apparently i couldnt communicate that yesterday.. lol
but im glad you got it working...