- Nov 24, 1999
After 13 years and 3 KDX motorcycles I thought I had seen it all. Well was I wrong! Last night my kick starter punched a hole in the clutch cover. At first I thought how is this possible because the lever hits the foot peg. So I removed the spark plug to investigate how this happened. Well to my suprise if the lever isn't completely opened prior to a kick the heel of the lever will make case contact. How I was able to kick the lever with it half opened is a mystery. But it would appear the kick starter lever was at a 45 degree angle when I kicked it over and the result is a $250 parts bill.