I am returning the kickstart linkage on my 1926 super to standard, my question is this: is there an ideal length for the chain part of it? I shall be making a new 1/4″ rod so that can be any length required. All advice appreciated,
Hi Richard. I spent far too long on my kickstarter mechanism before realising the simplicity of it. I had it all too long and the thing kept on jamming when it fully returned. I use a split link to connect the chain to the rod. Forgive me if you already understand this is.
Hi Will just picked up your post, yes I know what you mean. I intend to get the ratchet exactly on the cam at 7 o’clock. I have managed to find a terminal for the chain end of the rod and have a split link at each end of the chain which I will cut to size. I’ll post a photo when it’s done. I am rather new to metalworking so there has been a lot of faffing about and waiting for items to be delivered.