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Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Reply #30 on: 23 January, 2018, 17:21:09 »
Put the new pin in and try the kickstart. If the gearbox is otherwise ok but the kickstart appears to jam when the quadrant teeth start to engage with the ratchet pinion then it's likely the quadrant is damaged. A new pin should come out fairly easily.

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Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Reply #31 on: 24 January, 2018, 16:33:20 »
Fitted the new pin, kicked over about six or seven times before it started - kickstart lever seemed to jam a bit at one point but then was okay. I guess I'll see how it goes. Anyway, having made a big deal out of a very small job, I'll just say thanks to everyone for their advice. Great fun!