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2021 Harley Lowrider S, 06 TTR250, 04 KX250F, 82 CB650
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So another one of the bikes in my pile is a kx250f that I got off a guy who made a mistake. Unfortunately in another way its turning into my mistake or at least issue. It was always super difficult to start and had issues getting it going... rebuilt the carb and has some success until a buddy dropped it and the generator cover smashed.

Finally got that fixed and and moving on to get it started....

Carb is cleaned and set and should be good to go. Checked the valves and found the one exhaust was way to loose. Got that sorted and put back in.

Now the kick start seems super tough almost catching ish... but grabbing might be a better term.. super stiff and won't start..

Any ideas?

I'm gonna take the cams out and reset the timing ect but should be good anyway... and yes there good spark.

Thanks
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2021 Harley Lowrider S, 06 TTR250, 04 KX250F, 82 CB650
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Turns out the camshaft cap has been compromised.. there's a big gouge and the position ring is a mess and a half.
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Will mend this issue and see where that gets me. Will check clearances again and try once more.
 

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Will do. Currently talking with kawasaki for parts and you can't get the camshaft cap by itself it's only come as the whole head. And then when he looked that up, it was unavailable. Looks like I'll be cruising ebay for parts.
 

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Thanks, will give him a shout today. He was gonna get in touch with his machinist to see if he could repair the cap. I'm not too stoked on $800 for a full head replacement just for one cap. But knowing my luck I'll have to do the top end anyway so will see what happens.

I'm closely approaching the point where I'm not interested in going further. I set a limit of what I was willing to put into the bike and getting close to that line.
 
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