New too fourstrokers, easy question though


9 replies to this topic
  • Peen

Posted August 04, 2005 - 04:58 AM

#1

Hi guys, I used to race 2001 yz125 back in 2000-2001 and was very good rider, and we moved but want to get back into riding. I also want to ride something totally different then a 125 so a 2006 YZ450F should be perfect for me.

Ok heres the question, kinda... my dad had a 2 stroke KTM380 that I would play on once in awhile, totally hauled ass and was fun as hell to pin it all the time, but I could never start the thing! I mean kicking it over was a total bitch (really stiff) and I could never spin it fast enough to get it to fire. My dad who is 6' 6 270lb could start it, but would tear his boots all up, and sometimes violently kick back resulting in plenty of f' words..

Ok the real question, will a 2006 yz450f be this friggin hard to kick over?? 70cc's more to push :D I couldnt ride my dads bike on the track because if I layed it over and killed it, I couldnt kick it hard enough to fire! Oh and it was so much fun to haul ass on :D

oh ya Im like 5 11 170 lbs pretty strong too!! couldnt understand why I couldnt start that damn thing, was practially brand new bike too

  • biznet1

Posted August 04, 2005 - 05:08 AM

#2

5' 11'' 170 pounds, you will not have any problems cranking this bike. Do a search for "the drill" in this forum that tells you how. You'll just need to get used to it.

  • mkporn

Posted August 04, 2005 - 06:09 AM

#3

They are easy to start.... Just don't stab at it like it's a 2 stroke, full kicks with no throttle..... :D My buddies 12 yr old was out riding mine the other day, he would have to stop at a stump to reach, but he could kick it right over, he's about a 110lbs...

  • BlueRide

Posted August 04, 2005 - 07:06 AM

#4

The kick stroke shouldn't be any longer than your dads old 380 and with the auto decomp its a snap, just look for "the drill"

They don't kick like the old XR's or KLX 650's of old.
I'm 5'10 170, average strength and i can one kick mine even after an all day ride.

  • mxaction

Posted August 04, 2005 - 09:10 AM

#5

5' 11'' 170 pounds, you will not have any problems cranking this bike. Do a search for "the drill" in this forum that tells you how. You'll just need to get used to it.

There is no drill on the new bikes. Only the 98-02 400/426/250F required this "drill". With the introduction of the 2003 models, Yamaha put in an auto-decompression cam that eliminates the need for the decrompression lever and unique starting technique.

The bike will not be hard to kick. At 170lbs, you'll be fine.

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  • biznet1

Posted August 04, 2005 - 10:16 AM

#6

There is no drill on the new bikes. Only the 98-02 400/426/250F required this "drill". With the introduction of the 2003 models, Yamaha put in an auto-decompression cam that eliminates the need for the decrompression lever and unique starting technique.

The bike will not be hard to kick. At 170lbs, you'll be fine.

You're right. I had 426 on the brain when reading it.

  • ATF

Posted August 04, 2005 - 01:44 PM

#7

Hey dude, I have a 2005 yamaha 450 and it is comparable to starting my CR-250. I find it very easy. It has an automatic decompression and it is a snap. It is considerably easier than the earlier 426's. I can start it sitting on the seat. Remember, when it is hot or I should say warm, use the hot start lever and you should have no problem. At 170 lbs you are going to fly. This bike truely rips. I am 6'3" and 210 pounds and this thing wants to pull my arms off. Ride safe.

Aaron Francois

  • Peen

Posted August 04, 2005 - 02:03 PM

#8

thanks guys, wasnt sure because that 380 was so hard that extra cc's kind of worried me. :D cant wait for the 06's

  • yzf450jack

Posted August 04, 2005 - 06:21 PM

#9

I can start my yz 470f with my hand :D and my wrist is not that great guz i broke it a while back :D and a new 06 450 will out handle that 380 :D hurry up and order it now the first one's are going fast

  • ride yzf all the way

Posted August 04, 2005 - 06:36 PM

#10

im 6 foot and 150 pounds and i can kick it over its sorta hard





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