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Broken Post for Kick Start

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by glennpm, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. glennpm

    glennpm Another Old Biker Nut!

    Well I took my motor apart this afternoon and found a broken piece in the right right side cover which I traced to being the post that the kick start return spring is held against. I was planning to ditch my electric starter and now don't know what to do about fixing this.

    Anyone have tips on fixing it? I don't think welding would be strong enough. Maybe drill and tap a hole and put a post in?
     

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  2. Downer

    Downer XS650 Addict

    Theres a thread on how to fix it I did mine it wasent that hard you just drill a hole right where the old post was and tap a thread lock tight a bolt and boom your done

    Inxs post about halfway down

    http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=772
     
  3. +1 I did mine like this it's not hard at all and is working fine now. I eyeballed mine but if I did it again I'd try to use a drill block of some sort as a guide for a better bolt hole.
    I used shop rags to catch the chips and that worked fine. Then vacuumed up with the old shop vac, hooked up the spring on the new bolt perch and buttoned her up, oiled up and hit the road.
     
  4. glennpm

    glennpm Another Old Biker Nut!

    Thanks guys sounds like a solid fix! Glad others have got it to work well. Time to use that drill block I bought a while back!
     

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