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Hi folks, I'm new to the forum but glad to see there's so much good knowledge out there on these bikes.
I'm in the middle of restoring a 1971 CB350 and noticed that there's excessive play in the kick start shaft with the bottom case off. I'd say at least .060 in each direction.
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Does anyone know if this is normal or if not how much play should I expect here? I'm concerned that the side cover seal will get damaged and leak with the shaft giggling around in there.
If anyone has the specs. on the shaft diameter and the bore ID I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks!

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It's supported by the side cover, behind the seal it's machined for a bearing surface.
 

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Thanks Mike, that makes perfect sense. I'll double check the bore on the side cover for play next but it's probably fine.
Was worried I was going to have to add a sleeve or something after all the time I spent cleaning and prepping.
Thanks again. Have a great weekend!
 
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