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BANGKOK 20 July 2019 04:20
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drukja

Nouvo sx won't start with kick starter

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I bought a 2012 Nouvo sx 125cc a couple months ago.

It runs fine and starts with the electric starter quick and easy.

I have tried to start it with the kick starter and can't do it.

Kickstand up, ignition on and fuel pump engaged, brake lever pulled, battery fully charged...... no action.

Not even a pop.

Any sugestions?

Any Nuovo sx owners out there that can start theirs with the kickstarter?

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My battery went dead and i couldnt start mine either.

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Hmm that is strange, my wife's ex Fino (carb) once had a dead battery and after 10 min on the kick starter (I was cursing) it fired up ( not been running for app one month). The battery was gone all right, after a 4 km trip I stopped it strategically outside a bike shop and the battery was still flat so I got the shop to fit a new and it was fine since then.

It's the same with my wife's current Scoppy (EFI), she left it over night with the ignition on and the battery was flat in the morning, I could start it easy on the kick and took it for a spin to charge the battery and it had been fine since.

So why OP's Nouvo can't start on the kick is odd man.

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It maybe you didn't have the right music playing in the background!

The 1812 Overture should do the trick. By the time you get to the cannons it should be firing in unison. rolleyes.gif

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That is truly strange.

I've never tried starting my SX by kicking, but I will.

The easiest way to kick over a Nouvo is to stand off on the left side and kick with the right foot.

Straddling is not so good.

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The strangest thing to me is that it being a Yamaha, it hasn't killed the battery yet.

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I had a problem like this on a Honda Click. The kickstarter assembly and gears that spiral out and engage as you start the kick were gummed up and dirty from many years of disuse. The kickstarter was stiff and difficult to get enough power from the kick to start the bike. The kickstarter would also not return to its starting position- had to lift it back up with my foot.

Can you feel any engine compression against your kick? If not, it might be the same spider gears not engaging and turning the engine over.

The local motorcycle shop took the cover off and cleaned everything for 100 THB, and then it started easily on the first kick every time.

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Mine seemed like all was working just fine. It just seemed like it doesnt spin fast enough and i never had issue starting any of my other bikes.

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The brake lever has to be pulled to start if using the starter motor.

I tried both ways,,, with and without the brake lever.

No go.

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No problem with the kick start lever itself. Not gummy or stuck, etc.

Engine has compression, kicker turns the engine over just fine....

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Unclear from OP:

Is bike on center stand?

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Unclear from OP:

Is bike on center stand?

The bike has to be on the center stand to kick start....

but in my case I am wondering if I didn't leave the kickstand down which kills the engine.

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Unclear from OP:

Is bike on center stand?

As I remember (I'm not home where the bike is) the center stand is in the way of the kickstart lever when folded up. So, the bike has to be up on the center stand in order to operate the kickstarter.

papa al:

did you try kickstarting your SX?

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Well........ I managed to get it started two times... out of about 12 trys.

It started without pulling on a brake lever. So it doesn't matter if the brakes are on or not.

Almost feels like a loose connection somewhere. Won't start and then out of the blue it starts right up,,, then won't start again.

Screw it, at least the electric starter works.

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