E Start Removal

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  • CharlesFP

Posted May 01, 2005 - 10:21 AM


I've seen rumblings of this in the forums, but I wanted to start the definitive E-start removal thread that, hopefully, will include chime-ins from the various WR450 geeks of the world.
I like the E-start, but I have noticed that my 05 is so easy to kick over that I am starting to question why I am carrying around so much extra weight. Plus the weight is up high, in the battery, which makes the bike top-heavy and hard to whip around. Also, I want to eliminate the battery to open up the airbox some more.
The only thing that swayed me away from the YZ was the 5 speed and green sticker.
How do I remove the E start system? It will not be a permanent removal.

  • Jim_bo

Posted May 01, 2005 - 02:34 PM


I'm not sure how you remove the estart, but when you figure it out, I'll buy your starter from you if you don't want it anymore!!!


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  • Indy_WR450

Posted May 02, 2005 - 04:42 AM


PM NCMoutainman he mastered the complete removal of the electrical harness, E-start motor & drive train and the battery! :naughty:

  • acgarcia

Posted January 01, 2006 - 02:10 PM


I had the same weight concerns with my 05 WR450. I ride motocross tracks with my daughter, but we also enjoy trail riding so I opted for the WR.
I have removed the AIS and removed the battery which has saved me about 7-8 pounds. The only thing I can't do is use the E-Start, which doesn't bother me at all. Even the lights still work with the battery removed.
I definitely felt the difference with the battery out.

Hope this helps.

  • WR450F_RDR

Posted January 01, 2006 - 04:13 PM


I am also interested in this subject and did a search on it and came up with a lot of information, including a detailed post from NCmountainman.


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