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hi there my 43f has cracked its kickstarter again at the bottom of the lever where it swivels on the boss. this is the 3rd and last time i can weld it up,its my fault ,when i first got it it had no decompresser cable and i did not realise the extra presure on the lever would eventualy crack it. it lasted about 1500 miles and a intermitant bad starting phase then got wobbley and cracked. do,s anybody know off a diffarant bike kickstarter that fits ,i saw a early tt600 with a chrome one on ,im sure ive herd xs750 ones fit , second hand xt600 ones are thin on the ground and new ones are £80.00 ,my mate has a tdr 250 spare one which looks like it may fit but the whole thing dos not look very strong. many thanks zigzag
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XS750 fits! that's what I got in my 1990 XT600E (which i fitted the kickstart) and what I can tell you is that it is very strong!

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cheers for that vando ,i now have another problem mybe ,there is up and down movement in the kickstarter shaft ,the lip on the seal moves a small amount when i wiggle shaft up and down . i have never had this on any bike ive owned . is this normal on a 43f i dont know if it was like that when i got bike 2500 miles ago , but the kickstart was fine . so the morel of this sad situation is make sure you have decompresser fitted and working . so please all kick start owners go wiggle your shafts and report back ( 1985 xt600 43f 20000 miles). take care zigzag.
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