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1974 commando kickstart gone crazy

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by phliper, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. phliper

    phliper

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    Aug 19, 2011
    Hey guys,

    Here is a video

    This morning, I tried to start my commando with all the advices received in my previous post. Suddenly the kickstart became « free ».

    In the video you can see that the lever blocks at some point. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. L.A.B.

    L.A.B. Moderator VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    The kickstart pawl or other part of the ratchet mechanism has probably broken, but whatever it is the inner cover needs to be removed.
     
  3. o0norton0o

    o0norton0o VIP MEMBER

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    Apr 27, 2015
    If you put the bike in a gear and it turns the back wheel then it's not the kickstart pawl.... Then, more likely it's a clutch related issue... It could be anything from heavily notched clutch basket splines to the shaft circlip has slipped out of it's groove.
     

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