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    My 48 chief Kickstarter is loose on the kicker stud ,does any one make an oversized stud for the kick starter end I know they make oversized into the frame.can I shim the Kickstarter with bronze shim stock,or any ideas how to repair I am trying to keep the bike original thanks Jerry

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    How badly is it worn? I just measured the diameter of a new pin I have and it is 0.871" on the kicker end. Might give you some direction on where to go with this.

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    Greer list the standard size .876 and has 10,20 and 30 oversize.
    I ave a nos shaft,in a nos 1935 frame and it measures .874.
    Tom
    Curious if the new .871 is an India product.I have seen some inexpensive kickers but it seems a lot of this India repro stuff is a little off.
    Edit: oversize listed for frame end.You may need new kicker and pin.
    Last edited by tfburke3; 11-19-2019 at 02:44 PM.

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    My pin is from Greers.

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    Can you bore the kicker and put a bushing in it?
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by swall View Post
    My pin is from Greers.
    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Related question here, the kicker shaft, or pin, is a press fit into the frame, so what is the recommended clearance of the pin diameter to the bore of the hole in the frame?
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Between a third of a thousandth and half a thousandth for freshly machined perfectly round holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swall View Post
    Between a third of a thousandth and half a thousandth for freshly machined perfectly round holes.
    Thanks Steve!
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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