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So how do you keep the Kickstarter bushing from popping out when you put the sprocket cover on? I figured out that I was missing the grease fitting, but now that I've got one, I see that it doesn't thread in far enough to actually hold the bushing in. Do I need a longer grease fitting, or is that how it's supposed to be? Bike is a 1977 model.

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the bushing is supposed to be a press fit. you could try some bearing mounting compound to get you by, but you should probably count on replacing the bushing.
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Hmm, I didn't realize it was press fit. I knocked it out when installing the cover. It's an aftermarket cover, so it may not be the best of quality. I guess I will order a new bushing.

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did it take much force to pop it out? i imagine the kick shaft forced it out, and if i'm right, when you get the bushing in solidly, you will probably have to ream that bushing to a "loose" fit. tight fits with that particular bushing to kick shaft fit tend to crack sprocket covers.
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you said the cover is aftermarket, if it is new then don't replace the bushing, just get it mounted solidly and ream it to fit kind of loose on the shaft.
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been using this cover awhile???
if it is not a re-enforced cover, it will fail, been there done that, some shinola is just a show cover.
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Once the cover is actually on I don't think the bushing is all that tight, but I have to wiggle it a lot to get it on. What would I use to ream it out? The cover has been on there for a few years with no issues, but I don't use the kicker all that often (or the whole bike, because it's always broken). The cover was part of a kit to add a kick-start to an electric start only bike. Where would I get a hold of bearing mounting compound, at the auto parts store?
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It doesn’t have to be reamed as precisely as a cam bushing, for instance, you could use a wooden dowel with a strip of sand paper fixed in the end in a drill or a small flex (dingleberry) hone. Use your judgement as to whether it needs reaming or not, if you think it fits loose enough. Local auto parts store should have some suitable bearing cement for you, or if you have a bearing supply house near by, they should have something for you.
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Green loctite is what I usually use on press fit .
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I put the bushing in with green Loctite, greased where the shaft goes, and put everything back together. Everything seems good, thanks for the help.

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