kickstarter shaft. Slide the kickstarter spring onto the shaft with the looped end of the spring facing towards the front of the engine. Fit the other end of the spring into the slot on the kickstarter shaft.

3. Using a long drift with an end that fits into the loop on the spring, turn the spring 11/2 turns, and push the loop into the retaining boss at the rear of the case (Fig. 94). Be careful when doing this, as the spring could slip and cut your fingers.

4. Place the other large washer on the shaft and push it down firmly on the spring. With a pair of snap ring pliers, fit the snap ring to its groove in the shaft just above the top washer.

NOTE: It is not recommended that this snap ring be used over. It is better to use a new one every time. Also, install this snap ring with its sharp edge facing towards the left end of the shaft. The reasons for this are the same as
outlined in Chapter 2, Section 3, Paragraph 13, of Part A.

FIG. 94

5. Fit the kickstart lever to the kickstart shaft and test to make sure the shaft turns and returns properly. Remove the kickstart lever.

6. Place the .078" thick flat hardened washer on the mainshaft against the bearing. Put the .220" thick inner clutch hub spacer on the mainshaft next, pushing it up against the hardened washer.

7. Next, install the clutch needle bearing inner race on the mainshaft, butting it up against the clutch hub spacer (Fig. 95). Clean this race thoroughly and oil it before installation. If it shows any sign of wear, replace the whole needle bearing assembly.

8. This bearing is a slight press fit inside the outer clutch hub. To remove it, locate a 3/8" drive socket whose outside diameter is slightly

FIG. 95

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