03 wr450 kick start skipped
Posted April 28, 2015 - 01:34 PM
Posted April 29, 2015 - 08:28 AM
Hopefully it isn't anything too serious. I wonder if there's an easy way to add a manual decompressor...
Posted April 29, 2015 - 09:32 AM
You might want to check the gear around the clutch basket to see if it has any wear, or the kick gear as well. It's not too terribly hard to pull the cover off that side of the bike an if you lay the bike on it's side you shouldnt even have to drain the oil.
Adding a decomp would be pretty difficult, since the decomp on the 03 is simply a menchanical knob on the exhaust cam. Does it have a YZ exhaust cam? I know when I dropped in a YZ cam in my bike the decomp sometimes wont engage, which makes the motor feels locked.
Posted April 29, 2015 - 11:38 AM
Posted April 30, 2015 - 10:05 AM
you will need to pull the whole side off to see the gears.
It sounds like you might have a yz cam in there, if it is hard to start sometimes, and easy other times. You can just roll with it, or mod the cam to work (I think that mod guide is in the TT archives somewhere).