2011 yz450f kickstarter locks up

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  • ratom98

Posted September 28, 2013 - 02:21 PM


took it on my first desert ride with it yeaterday ( have taken it to the track 3 times), twice the kickstarter locked up i couldn't move it at all. i had to put it in gear and rock it back and forth to free it. we had some slower people with us so i was shutting off the bike and starting it a lot ( probably 40 times throughout the day) because i was worried it might overheat if it just let it idle. it was also hard to start a few times, most the time it started on the first kick but a few times i had to kick it upwards of 10 kicks to get it started. the bike seemed to run fine besides that. it has about 25 hrs total on it so i don't think it would be valve clearence issue but this is my first 4 stroke so i don't really know much about them. i did change to a map that was richer on bottom and a little bit retarded ignition, not sure if that's a factor. anyone have this problem before?

  • grayracer513

Posted September 28, 2013 - 03:41 PM


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  • ratom98

Posted September 28, 2013 - 05:55 PM


its interesting how the AD works but the kickstarter wasn't just hard to kick, it wouldn't move at all even with almost all my weight on it, as i thought it was just in the hard part of the compression stroke the first time it happened. if the cam timing chain had slipped would there be a noticible difference in performance?

  • grayracer513

Posted September 28, 2013 - 06:48 PM



if the cam timing chain had slipped would there be a noticible difference in performance?


To be sure, and in the case of the exhaust cam, a major change in starting compression.

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