Why would the kickstarter on my JMStar scooter be slipping?

by Chuck
(Lansing, MI)

I own a JMStar scooter, 150CC. Kick starter is "slipping", sometimes not returning to up position. I have replaced the starter (it was bad) and the battery. Carefully replaced the kickstart gear, the kickstart intermediate gear and all the bushings with new parts.

It still seems to slip down abruptly. Thank you for any information... Frustrated Grandpascooter.

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Apr 03, 2011
fixed the problem
by: Scootergranpa

My last entry related the problems of the kick starter gear train on my JMStarr. I solved the problem: I removed ALL THE GEARS, installed a new starter and battery. Now its electric start only. I also routed an 8 gauge wire to a hidden terminal in the "glove box".

Now I can give the scooter a "jump start" by attaching the jumper cables to the frame and the terminal. Lets face it... if the scooter won't start because the battery is low, it probably wont start with the kick start. End of frustrations.

Next time folks, I'll buy Japanese or Italian!!
Keep on scootin' and have some fun.

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