Removal of battery and maybe starter
Posted February 18, 2004 - 09:30 AM
I've never had any trouble out of my bike, but lighter would be better, especially since it's very easy to kick-start. Reducing the chance of the key failure wouldn't be bad, either.
Posted February 18, 2004 - 11:05 AM
I always thought i would put it back on when the 04 parts were available.But i have since changed my mind.I've been riding without the estart for awhile now and don't miss it one bit.
Mine won't be an electric start until i sell it.
Posted February 18, 2004 - 05:24 PM
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Posted February 27, 2004 - 02:21 PM
Go to yamaha_motor.com , go to accessories, yfz450.To see it.
PN# is GYT-5tG07-50-00
I was hoping somebody would have installed a YZ450 Rotor and stator.
Upon inspection it does not look like its a retrofit.
Damn. I wanted the lighter flywheel too.
Posted February 27, 2004 - 05:27 PM
I'm going to be removing the starter components from mine in the near future. I'm gonna see if a local machinist can make something for me. I love her, I really do, but she's FAT .
Posted February 27, 2004 - 11:37 PM
Have to agree with you bean except for the price. $7000 out the door. Been runnin mine as a kick start since June. No idler gear, no battery. Does anyone have a good plug for the starter? To remove the starter you have to remove the left side engine cover dont you? It is over a year old now and no failures. Tim
Yeah, price varies depending on your deal........I paid $6041OTD.......we all got screwed, no matter what, just not nearly as bad as Gary got screwed on that CRF........................................................
But, I still have the original Woodruff key and can't [@#$%&*!] too loud because of that
Posted February 28, 2004 - 11:40 AM
The square doohicky on the plug fits over the breather or something on the YFZ. Also, the starters are a little different. I don't know if the the plug would be the right diameter, if it is, I guess you could always cut the thingy off and glue the plug in.
I'm confused. Is the YZF available w/ an e-start in Canada?
Here's a link to the GYT-R part:
Starter Block-Off Plug
Posted February 28, 2004 - 02:04 PM
Posted February 28, 2004 - 02:53 PM
A couple of weeks ago I was looking at the rotor assembly to see if the yz would fit, and inspecting the starter while I was at it and noticed condensation around the starter assembly and gears behind the ignition cover.
I concluded that the starter shaft and idler gear was in such a remote, top corner causing poor circulation through the crankase and allowing/causing humidity to become trapped up there. They fixed the problem for the quad and were stuck with another engineering mastermind.
I'm about fed up with the bike . I should have bought a yz450 and installed a z-start clutch to make up for the tall 1st gear in the woods.
I should have listened to my instincts. Get the moto machine.
Anyone want to buy a meticulous, mint wr450. Deporked and uncorked.
I have over $10,000 canadian into her.Check out my signature.All stock equipment included.There's nothing wrong with it if you want a Yamaha and E start.
$8000 cdn .
Will consider CRF450, yzf450, or CR500 as trade or partial trade or trade up if your's is so equiped or a CR500AF
Posted March 02, 2004 - 08:37 PM
Posted March 02, 2004 - 08:50 PM
I would also check with http://www.sfbracing.net/ they were going to make a replacement ignition cover without the starter hole.
Posted December 05, 2004 - 05:01 PM
I never had any problems with starting system or failures, nevertheless I did removed the starter and 2 mating gears, the smaller gear (idler) and the large one way gear (large gear attach to the flywheel) less fly wheel weight for better acceleration. I also machined a plug (using an oring to seal and a screw, head over lapping the diameter from the inside so that it can't back out). Everything works great with less weight and the bike starts easily with the auto decompression.
My question now is: If I removed the battery, will I have any problems with the lighting and the ignition. Any info is appreciated! Thanks
Posted December 05, 2004 - 06:16 PM
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