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My 2001 kx250 keeps breaking kick shafts after 15 or 20 kicks. i've replaced the spring, bushing, circlips, washers and now two kick shafts.

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I am not as familiar with kawaski's but a friend told me that certain kx's and yz's had poor quality shafts that were brittle?

the couple of broken shafts that i've seen were caused by the kicker being kicked so aggressively that when it contacts the stop. the stop acts as a fulcrum transferring the load to the shaft thus breaking it and possibly the case to.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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