Turning Wrenches / Re: 67 Yamaha YR1 kick start return spring install question-preload winding needed?« Last post by Evans Ward on Today at 11:32:30 AM »
Were the cases split? Just making sure the shaft is in the cases correctly.
If not, your on the right thinking to wind it around counterclockwise to fit in the hole.
Chuck- yes, cases were split and I called myself positioning the kick start shaft as service manual indicated. When shaft is clocked all the way clockwise, I can hear the ratchet move into rest position. YRs will only kick start when in neutral too.