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My kx100 kickstart won't work

My kickstart won't kick over it's rock hard but my gear's still work and if i pull the clutch in my bike slowly move's forward

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My bike does the same I'm trying to fix mines too but the bike domestic move at all when kicking actually the kick doesn't kick at all and jump starts only locks the bck tire IDK WHAT WRONG WITH CAN SOMEBODY HELP WITH THIS !

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Have a look at the clutch cable there may be far to much slack on it so your not fully disengaging the clutch thats why the bike pulls forwards

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