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"kick starter will not turn motor over" i let a freind ride my 1999 380 exc last night and he told me while he was riding the kick starter hit him in the leg then heard a vibrating sound,i'm thinking more of grinding sound because he stalled it and could not restart it. i was able to push start it to get it home and it ran fine. if you try to kick it now it doesn't grab but the return spring is working,kicking is effortless.i asked him if he remembered to fold kick starter in after kicking it he said "yes"?

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This is due to the mechanism inside the gearbox, try draining the gearbox oil and takeing the side case off and putting the mechanism back in the correct place but be very careful of the kick start spring that it doesnt hit you wen it comes off, the spring will need to be twisted round twice then hooked back on the locator when putting back together

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I have a 2003 ktm300 exc and it goes in all gears but it throws first and either hits second or nutural but third and up work fine any help be a big thanks


sounds like a worn selector fork,motor has to be pulled apart for repair,,if you continue to ride like this it will also wear out the teeth on the gears

Mar 17, 2011 | 2003 KTM EXC 300

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Kick starter does not turn over the motor


Hi,
There is a gear mecanism that operates the kick starter.
Atteached to this is a stop lock. This is most likely your nemisis. Chances that the gear has brocken are slim.

Cheers

Jon

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I was told that you have to charge the battery in ktms. That they don't charge themselves while the motor is running like a car. This is coming from a guy who has a 400sx and put the starter on it. He has to trickle charge the battery before every ride (or after I guess) Tell me this isn't true!I have an '03 525 EXC and my battery died after a day of riding and using the happy button. I could still kick the bike over which makes me think that the battery isn't required for the normal operation of the bike. Anyway when I got home I pulled the seat/covers/tank off and checked the votage accross the battery. It was around 11.4V. I started the bike and measured again. Still 11.4V !!! I finally decided to check the voltage regulator and BINGO a wire had not been correctly inserted into the plug from the factory !! I reconnected it, kicked her over and now the voltage accross the battery measures 12.2V !! So, the answer to your question is that the battery is constantly charged when the bike is running, and there should be no need to charge it unless it has run down by overuse of the starter or some phantom power sapper,,,

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Battery


I was told that you have to charge the battery in ktms. That they don't charge themselves while the motor is running like a car. This is coming from a guy who has a 400sx and put the starter on it. He has to trickle charge the battery before every ride (or after I guess) Tell me this isn't true!I have an '03 525 EXC and my battery died after a day of riding and using the happy button. I could still kick the bike over which makes me think that the battery isn't required for the normal operation of the bike. Anyway when I got home I pulled the seat/covers/tank off and checked the votage accross the battery. It was around 11.4V. I started the bike and measured again. Still 11.4V !!! I finally decided to check the voltage regulator and BINGO a wire had not been correctly inserted into the plug from the factory !! I reconnected it, kicked her over and now the voltage accross the battery measures 12.2V !! So, the answer to your question is that the battery is constantly charged when the bike is running, and there should be no need to charge it unless it has run down by overuse of the starter or some phantom power sapper,,,

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Battery


I was told that you have to charge the battery in ktms. That they don't charge themselves while the motor is running like a car. This is coming from a guy who has a 400sx and put the starter on it. He has to trickle charge the battery before every ride (or after I guess) Tell me this isn't true!I have an '03 525 EXC and my battery died after a day of riding and using the happy button. I could still kick the bike over which makes me think that the battery isn't required for the normal operation of the bike. Anyway when I got home I pulled the seat/covers/tank off and checked the votage accross the battery. It was around 11.4V. I started the bike and measured again. Still 11.4V !!! I finally decided to check the voltage regulator and BINGO a wire had not been correctly inserted into the plug from the factory !! I reconnected it, kicked her over and now the voltage accross the battery measures 12.2V !! So, the answer to your question is that the battery is constantly charged when the bike is running, and there should be no need to charge it unless it has run down by overuse of the starter or some phantom power sapper,,,

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Battery


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