kick starter / broken case
Posted 25 May 2004 - 03:27 AM
Posted 25 May 2004 - 04:19 AM
Thanks to Dan & Ann at Motoxotica for all you help & support.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 05:08 AM
Anyone out there using the kicker a lot and have no issues?
Posted 25 May 2004 - 07:32 AM
Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:13 AM
OK, so it is an installation issue?
Posted 25 May 2004 - 11:53 AM
Do a search and find the thread, it is quite long with lots of questions??
Posted 25 May 2004 - 12:13 PM
Posted 25 May 2004 - 04:23 PM
I had mine installed and it broke the outer case first ride out.
The stop for the mechanism on the inner case is a problem, it breaks off. Take out your kicker shaft, and on the stop were it hits the inner case I had cut and welded a piece the same size. that way you have double the contact area. Or bend it inwards.The stop on the inner case is too soft,and the shaft barely touch's the edge. it breaks forcing the shaft outward, it either wrecks the outer or both cases or worse. With the extra contact area, I have not seen the issue again.
I have a thread here on TT and other (at least 2) members have the problem.
My dealer admits the issue, most don't see it because very few people us the kicker.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 04:45 PM
My name is Márcio and I have just just bought a new 04 TE 450 on the 22nd of may, down here in Brazil. In my country Huskies are imported through AGRALE ( www.agrale.com.br )- a company who produces farm tractors and agricultural implements. In the past they used to build their own motorcycles, but nowadays they import all the brands from Cagiva - Italy (thanks God).
Here in Brazil, all huskies have been delivered to the dealers with the kick starter already mounted, and many of them have broken the RH engine cover. I bought mine from Motostreet ( www.motostreet.com.br) and I was told that my bike had a modified version of the kick starter. I asked them to explain me what was happening, and I was told that the cover was breaking only when the bike backfired while being kick started. It seems the problem is that when the engine backfires, the idle gear engages together with the other one, and as their ratios are different, the gears jump and break the engine cases.
The same problem has broken three Yamahas WR 450 RH engine covers in Brasília, the city in which I live. Those bikes used to chew their eletric starters, and when the owners began using the kick starter, if it backfired - bad luck.
I have been told by the people at Motostreet that the problem was solved by changing the two gears that operate the kick starter, but I really ain't planning on using it, because here in Brazil people never tells you the truth. I don't know if the gears have been changed or if the dealer has machined then to prevent them from engaging together, creating a domestic solution that I do not trust. I am waiting to go to a race, so that I can talk to other owners who have had their system modified to check if the problem is over. Untill that happens, I am going to use only the eletric starter, which easily fires the bike. As soon as I learn some more, I will keep you informed.
Márcio Vargas - from Brazil.
03 YZ250F (for sale)
THE INCREDIBLE HUSKY 04 TE 450!
Posted 26 May 2004 - 02:08 AM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 05:21 AM
I believe the case and all other parts are shared so i would think if it is happing to any of them they all have the potential to have this issue.
Posted 26 May 2004 - 02:26 PM
Posted 28 May 2004 - 07:21 AM
Posted 13 June 2004 - 03:51 AM
Posted 13 June 2004 - 05:02 AM
I've had problems with the electric start and the kickstart has bailed me out every time without a problem. (Now i've said it!)