421 Electric Start?

6 replies to this topic
  • silent

Posted August 29, 2004 - 07:28 PM


I have been reading about a number of 450 owners removing their electric starters. I'm the opposite, I want to add one to my 2001 WR426. I have searched the web and found nothing. Any suggestions on where I might find such a kit?


  • Eric_F

Posted August 29, 2004 - 08:34 PM


Possibly you could purchase the electronics and starter that someone removed? Just a thought. I'm not sure it'd work, though. It might take some creative engineering :thumbsup:

  • YamahaWR450FMike

Posted August 29, 2004 - 08:39 PM


I just love the e-start on my new 04 WR450F. It's never coming off!

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  • mtrablue

Posted August 30, 2004 - 07:38 PM


i don't think there is any way it'll work. even if you could, the time and money it would take, you'd be better off getting a 450. maybe two.

  • Hamish

Posted August 31, 2004 - 02:09 AM


It wouldnt be a financially viable project. Learn how to start the 426! They go 1st kick every time when tuned correctly. Besides the 426 is heavy enough already.

  • FTD

Posted August 31, 2004 - 09:32 AM


Besides the 426 is heavy enough already.

It may be heavy... but they are slow. :thumbsup:
I cannot wait for a lighter bike... with a light... WR tranny that has the grunt of my 426.
Suzuki, KTM, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki... we'll see next year.

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted September 01, 2004 - 02:58 AM


If the reason you feel you need electric start is you are having trouble kick-starting your bike, fit a YZ450 auto de-comp' cam. Besides, where the hell would you put a battery? :thumbsup: It would be cheaper to buy a 450 if you really want the button though. :devil:


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