Back again with a kickstart question. My bike is extremely hard for me to start and I figured out the problem is that the point where I meet compression is so low (closer to the ground) that I don't get enough push on the kickstart pedal. Some guy told me to move it up a tooth or two? Anyone know how to do that?
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That is not likely. Unless that motorcycle came with a kick starter in some permutation, the machining needed to fit an additional gear to the junction between the starter pinion and the flywheel would be beyond most budgets and machine shops. That is really what is needed to add a kick starter to a machine without one. Do not ask WHY manufacturers decided that the kick starter was not needed, but they all felt that way. The notable exception would have to be Ural...
IF YOUR KICKSTART HAS SEIZED AND IT WON'T TILT BACK IN THE PROBLEMS ON THE SHAFT (REMOVE THE DOMED ALAN CAP BOLT THEN REMOVE THE ACTUAL KICKSTART AND CLEAN UP THE SHAFT AND INSIDE DIA OF THE KICKSTART AND LUBE IT BEFORE REFITTING, MIND YOU DON'T LOSE THE SPRING AND BALL). IF ITS SEIZES WHEN YOU KICK THE KICKSTART THEN ITS THE KICKSTART GEAR OR BUSH IN THE SIDE COVER THATS THE PROBLEM. ITS EASY ENOUGH TO CHANGE IF YOU HAVE THE TOOLS FOR THE JOB. IF ITS A DIRT BIKE TRY TO PRESSURE WASH IT THEN SPRAY WITH WD-40 IT MIGHT HELP. GOOD LUCK IF YOU NEED HELP WITH STRIPPING IT DOWN JUST LET ME KNOW (ALSO LET ME KNOW IF ITS A LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE KICKSTART)
no compression has the spark plug come loose, could be bust piston, rings or valves, right googled it, its a 2 stroke no valves, moving on, your have to remove the head and barrell to see whats gone, the piston or the rings. its probably the rings. its not as hard as it sounds on a 2 stroke so even a novice could do it.
Hi, does this bike backfire at all? Noticable as the kickstart hits you hard as you try to start the bike, these bikes used to suffer with cdi ignition failure, eventualy breaking the kickstart ideler gear inside the gearbox which in turn the oil pump drive was also fitted to this,
check first if spark plug working you can see spark light on it upon kickstart. then proceed with the gas carburetor if gas intake working and not stuck. if no power goes to spark plug trace the source. first the cdi then the ignition coil and the voltage regulator.
GasGas Pampera 280 (Endupamp 280)
Two stroke, reed-valve intake directly into the crankcase
Number of cylinders
Bore x stroke
Dell'Orto PHBH 26 BS
Multi-disc hydraulically driven
Electronic magnetic flywheel
Primary with gears, secondary with chain
Change and clutch lubrication
750cc S.A.E 10W30 type oil
Marzocchi telehydraulic fork
Variable progressive system
240mm disc, 4 piston grippers
200mm disc, 4 piston grippers
Duraluminium rims with spokes
2,75x21 Michelin Trial
4,00x18 Michelin Trial tubeless
Domino and AJP
Kick start pedal
Change and brake pedals
Forged aluminium with flexible tip
Minimal ground clearance
Fuel tank capacity
I'm not certain on the availability of the kickstart, but I would guess it was phase out over time and was also an option. From what I've heard, the kickstart on these machines left quite a bit to be desired. It was functional, but just... It seems the kickstart is best left for those dire situations when the electric start didn't work. Even then, you could bump start the bike...
Duane Ausherman has info on the kick start workings here: