Kick starter doesn't always catch

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Kick starter doesn't always catch

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It's a 94 kdx 200. The kick start will catch about half the time. The problem is more annoying than anything. Anyone have any advice. If it's a big pain to fix I don't mind just kicking a few more times.
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Search here as some have documented what you can do yourself to fix it. Otherwise you're left trying to hunt down new or used parts.
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Welcome to kdxrider.net. There are a couple of gears that get worn over time, as well as a spring. It happens some times. There are a few threads on here about it. You can search and read those. They cover it fairly well.

Also, be sure you are using the correct viscosity oil in the transmission.
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Thanks guys for the quick response. I'll search for those posts
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Which key words should I be searching. Tried kick start not catching. Kickstart. Kick starter not engaging.
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I am thinking "slipping". Let me find a good one. ...
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Thank you
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You're welcome.

If it is not in one of those threads, look up Slick Nick and his KDX220R rebuild. I think that is where he filed the gears to make the contacts sharper. Those two gears and spring just wear down over the years. I think it will happen to all of them given enough use.
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KDXGarage wrote: 10:17 pm Jan 17 2022 You're welcome.

If it is not in one of those threads, look up Slick Nick and his KDX220R rebuild. I think that is where he filed the gears to make the contacts sharper. Those two gears and spring just wear down over the years. I think it will happen to all of them given enough use.
I think i put those pics in my “flywheel grenaded” thread actually.
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Ah! My bad.
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