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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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One last thing that I'm not 100% sure about but think I did right is the switch cover. The manual shows where it is and says to remove it, but I don't see anything I would call a "cover" there. No bolts are left in that general vicinity, though, so I think I have everything. I just wasn't sure.
Your cover might be missing. Click the links in my signature block to find parts diagrams and part numbers—lots of your parts are NLA ( no longer available directly from Honda)—but parts houses may still have. I have purchased many new parts on fleabay. Keep us posted!
Great job!! Hard for me to tell if anything is missing so I will post some parts pages


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