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My kickstart will not spin. The P.O. said he never used it. I was told recently that the kickstarter on the gl1000 is crap and don't bother trying to repair or replace. Is this opinion general or isolated.



Twice since i first got this bike, i have been able to get it moving and 'pop-clutch' start it, once on a hill, and once with my cousin pushing it:(.



So, my thinking is, if can at least get the thing to kickstart when i want, i can use the bike for what i got it for, which is go get a better money source, instead of it being a money pit:cool:.



whadaya think, anybody??
 

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I've never seen anyone that was able to kick start a 1000 even when it was perfectly tuned up. There isn't enough stroke to get it to turn over enough spins to get it going.

Having a good starter, battery and clean connections will go a long way to reliable starting than that kick starter will.
 

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I have kick started them many times, but I use my arm not my leg. When you say "will not spin" does that mean you can not get it to go down? If so look at the mechanism and give the slider in the slot some grease lube. That fixes a lot of them. Sorry for the lack of technical nomenclature.
 

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Whiskerfish wrote:
I have kick started them many times, but I use my arm not my leg. When you say "will not spin" does that mean you can not get it to go down? If so look at the mechanism and give the slider in the slot some grease lube. That fixes a lot of them. Sorry for the lack of technical nomenclature.
Your ARM:shock:!!!???? I can't imagine how. but oanswer your question, the piece will not turn. I put the piece in the hole and was able to stand on it, no movement.



I'm guessing that this will require taking the motor out of the frame too:gunhead: in order to repair, right???
 
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