Electric Start YZ450F

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  • payton

Posted August 07, 2005 - 10:14 AM


I'm an aggressive trail rider (Ca deserts and mountains). My first bike was a 2002 WR250F. I'm ready to move up to the 450 and debating the WR Vs the YZ. I hate to give up the magic button. Does anyone know of an aftermarket e-start kit for the YZ?

  • mxaction

Posted August 07, 2005 - 11:50 AM


It can be done, but it is VERY extravagant and will cost you thousands of dollars extra if you buy a YZF. The best way is buying a new WR450F and turning it into a YZ450F with electric start. WAY less expensive and just as effective.

There is no aftermarket kit, though. You'd have to go OEM.

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  • grayracer513

Posted August 07, 2005 - 12:51 PM


Yep, that's right. I've heard of an aftermarket kit for $8-900, and to convert using Yamaha parts requires a set of WR crankcases just to start with. Doug's right. You can drop 15 pounds or better off a WR fairly easily, and it's no big trick to switch to a YZ exhaust cam. I'd have to agree, it's the way to go if you're going to insist on e-start.

  • Fastkid591

Posted August 07, 2005 - 02:22 PM


Go with Doug MiGill.

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