Subject:RE: RE: 1960 Super 10 - BT, Starter Spring Date:Tue Oct 13 19:34:22 2015
Response to:20801
Harry thank you for the response. Today I received a used original starter
spring off a 1959. The spring is thinner and smaller in diameter than the one
I purchased that happened to be a reproduction. They were noticeably
different. I bet a NOS part would be correct. Anyway I got the correct spring
and I appreciate your instruction for installation!

Only one spring. Sounds like your starter spring was not adjusted when
installed. With the kick assembly just clear of it's stop turn the kicker
approximately one full turn clockwise, then engage it fully into the case. This
will increase the spring tension for proper return and reduce the O.D. At this
point you may need to pull the clutch assembly to get clearance.


I have a 1960 Super 10 that is near finished. I've had a local shop complete
the motor rebuild, but one thing that I am running into is a sticky kick start.
Doesn't return and binds pretty bad at times. The spring I used was the
correct part number but the person that rebuilt the motor thinks the original
spring was thinner. ??? The new replacement spring was catching on the
edged of the starter gear pretty badly... chewed the spring up but thankfully
the gear is fine. Are there different starter springs used? From what I can
tell there is only one starter spring part number.

All I can figure is that maybe the replacement spring was wound too tight
during reassembly causing it to catch on the starter gear. Any ideas or