Pro-Tec or BBR kick starter

4 replies to this topic
  • JohnB

Posted May 07, 2005 - 07:13 PM


Does anybody have either one of these shorter kick starters on their yz450f? The BBR doesn't have one listed for the 450f, just the 426f but, I've heard from a friend that they fit. I had a Pro-Tec on my old 01 yz250f and it worked really well.

What brand to buy this time???

  • smokin529

Posted May 07, 2005 - 08:11 PM


I had the BBR on my trusty old 400F and loved it. Did you break yours on the 450?

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  • JohnB

Posted May 07, 2005 - 08:36 PM


No, I didn't break mine.
I liked it on my 250f and it could make starting easier on the 450f. Not that it's hard but make things more convenient. Besides, I have the Rekluse clutch and think of keeping the stock kick starter as a spare. Since you can't bump start it. It's 1/2 insurance and 1/2 useful option. If something happens with the kick starter while riding, I will always have a back up at the truck.

  • smokin529

Posted May 07, 2005 - 08:52 PM


Good idea keeping a spare with you. I too have a Rekluse and will be looking for a spare kick starter. For one to carry the Pro-tec may be nice due to the fact that it is shorter.

  • JohnB

Posted May 13, 2005 - 10:34 AM


Picked up my new pro-tec kick starter today. Just as nice as I remember when I had one on my 250f.

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