Would like to know if you need to wind the spring on kick starter
Have a Yamaha Xt 350 would like to know if you need to wind the spring on the kick start shaft or is my spring need repalced? It doesn't take much to put it in the slot and then over the stud. but like that the kicker only comes up about half way. Is my spring shot? Or do you have to wind it around once and if so how? Thanks Skety
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Hi, a yamaha TT350 actually has a 4 stroke engine. To replace the kick starter shaft, You need to remove the crankcase cover on the kick starter side of the engine..
The clutch basket etc will then have to be removed. '
You then use a set of needle nose pliers to unhook the kickstarter return spring from its post in the crankcase.
Release the return spring and allow it to relax. Then rotate the kickstarter assembly counterclockwise by hand , and remove the shaft assembly from the crankcase. Reverse this process to refit.
You can buy cheap workshop manuals for the yamaha XT/TT 350 models. Clymer manuals make them, there are usually good second hand ones on ebay etc,
the XT/TT350 workshop manual number is
These workshop manuals are a "must have" when working on bikes or cars etc, and by following a manual, at least you'll know that the job has been done safely and 100% correctly.
Hi Pete! I used to have a Xt 500 and loved it to bits, the oil filler then and presumably now is on the right side of the engine by the kick start (If you have one) it is a large black plastic screw topped item which will unscrew (Anticlockwise) to reveal a long shaft (Dip stick). There you go! Remember to keep bike upright to check level? Any concerns please get back to me! Paul 'W' Onyer~Edson(:0) [#>< Please rate my effort!