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Honda TRX300 Kick Start Clicking

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Hello everyone,

I recently acquired a 1989 Honda TRX300. Overall the ATV is in kind of rough shape, but the engine starts right up with the electric starter and it drives just fine. However, when it starts up I hear a loud clicking coming from the kick start. From what I have read, it sounds like somebody at some point removed the kick start and then reinstalled it wrong. There actually isn't even a pedal on it, but I think that's the only thing missing.

How can I fix this, and do you know what all is involved? I'm kind of a beginner when it comes to working on ATVs, but I'm wanting to learn. I'd prefer to not have to pull the engine or anything like that if not absolutely necessary, though, because I'm not confident that I'd get it back on right. Can I get away with just draining the oil, taking a few bolts off to remove the cover, and getting to the kick start assembly that way?

On an unrelated note, does anyone know where to get a cheap replacement gas tank? I'm seeing them online for $150 which seems crazy to me, but maybe that's just what they run.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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the thing to beware of on that job is : There is a thrush washer on the back end of the kick starter shaft , it can fall off the end of the shaft and go thru a hole into the inner casing and really mess up your day getting it out ------- if you don't realize it falls off while removing the cover , goes in the hole and you run it like that it could cause damage to the "in'nerds"

goin back together isn't as bad , you can put sticky grease on the washer to hold it in place
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