Sunday, 20 November 2011

Installing the kick start pedal

If you have to buy a new one, make absolutely sure it is the correct one for your scooter. There are many different kinds and the wrong one will mean a bad fit, incorrect depth and loss of kick travel or even worse, damage the spline on your kickstart shaft.

Fit the pedal rubber.

Push the kickstart pedal on to the engine shaft making sure the tab is as close to being in line with the stopper rubber inserted in the engine. Don't worry if the best spline to fit the pedal means the stopper is very slightly over or under, but more than a few mm is not good.

Affix the bolt from above like so...

And tighten using a split washer on the underside. You don't want this bolt getting loose whilst in use or the pedal WILL go missing.

1 comment:

Big Al said...

I have an Italian Li150 Special 1968 (red and white) with a kickstart problem. After starting, the teeth of the kickstart foul the teeth of first gear. If I slacken the kickstart by one spline, there is too little travel on the pedal.
It is a Series 3 kickstart, wider at the splined section than Series 1 & 2.There is no bolt-in ramp to adjust. The ramp is built into the gearbox endplate.