|Subject:||RE: 1959 165 Kick Starter||Date:||Fri Jul 3 12:36:57 2015|
KICK START LEVERS NORMALLY RETURN TO THE UP POSITION.
STICKING RECOIL CAN OCCUR WITH A "TIRED" SPRING, OLD/STICKY
LUBRICANT, NO LUBRICANT, RUST, ETC.
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I have recently inherited my father's 1959 165 and plan to restore it to it's original condition. She is really cleaning up nicely.
I'd like to check for spark, but when I kicked it gently over, the kick starter stayed down. I can easily move it back up, but I'm wondering if this is normal, or should it recoil to it's starting position.
I read through the HUM EX extensively, but cannot find any posts discussing this.
Thank you for any guidance you could offer!