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Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby hayabusaman0 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:11 am

Hi All. I believe I have a mk3 kickstart lever fitted to my Hemmings 850 Norvil. When riding, the lever moves out to the "start" position & fouls me leg!
The chrome cap that holds it on has no flats so it's not a nut, could it be a "fast fit" type push on clip?
I didn't want to get brutal with it, yet!!!! :lol:
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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby L.A.B. » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 am

hayabusaman0 wrote:I believe I have a mk3 kickstart lever fitted to my Hemmings 850 Norvil. When riding, the lever moves out to the "start" position & fouls me leg!
The chrome cap that holds it on has no flats so it's not a nut, could it be a "fast fit" type push on clip?




I think you have a pattern kickstart. The genuine Mk3 kickstarts have a dome nut, they also have a ball and spring to stop the arm swinging out as you describe.

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https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-dr ... -kickstart
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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby L.A.B. » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:59 am

hayabusaman0 wrote:The chrome cap that holds it on has no flats so it's not a nut, could it be a "fast fit" type push on clip?


Does it look as if there could be a roll pin holding the cap on?
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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby hayabusaman0 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:13 am

Hi LAB. No, there is not a roll pin & there is a spring/ball to keep it in position.

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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby L.A.B. » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:29 am

hayabusaman0 wrote:No, there is not a roll pin & there is a spring/ball to keep it in position.


It may just be peened, then?

disassembling-kick-start-lever-t3818.html
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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby kommando » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:45 am

The chrome cap that holds it on has no flats so it's not a nut


There were some Italian pattern ones made some years ago and they had a round cap with no flats pressed on similar to a Ducati kick lever.

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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby hayabusaman0 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:08 am

The disassembling-kick-start-lever-t3818.htmlThe photo by arc - last quote on the link is exactly like mine. Do we know if he got it apart?

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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby L.A.B. » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:30 am

hayabusaman0 wrote:The photo by arc - last quote on the link is exactly like mine. Do we know if he got it apart?


I don't remember hearing any more about it.
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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby hayabusaman0 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:53 am

Thanks LAB
I've PMd arc.

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Re: Mk 3? kickstart lever

Postby hayabusaman0 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Evenin All. The kickstart problem has been solved! I wore a decent pair of glasses(silly ol b'stard as my son says)! :lol: Upon a closer look, there is a circlip under the chrome dished washer, removed that & hey presto all was revealed!
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