Message text written by "Roy H. Drinkwater"
> "Remember, the nut on a cottered crank is not (not highlighted) intended to pull the pin up tight; the pin must be hammered back in."
"Turn the cotter...smack it firmly down into the wedge"<
During my way-back-when days, I was a Triumph motorcycle dealer. The Triumph used a cotter in the kick starter and we found that because of the difficulty in getting them reseated properly, the logical thing to do any time a cotter pin was removed was to go back in with a new one. They only cost about a quarter in those days.