Kick starting "the beast"

5 replies to this topic
  • nurooi

Posted October 25, 2005 - 06:56 AM


Hi All,

Okay. Giggle if you must, but I have never had a bike with a kick start before. All previous rides had the magic e button. With my new ride (WR450) I seem to battle to start the bike when it is hot and it was suggested / recommended in these forums to just kickstart the thing. I have heard that it rebounds and all sorts nasty things. I have tried as per the manual but to date have not succeeded. Any tips please (guess I am opening myself up to some serious abuse but I am sure there must be some good samaritans with some helpful advice).



  • clark4131

Posted October 25, 2005 - 07:29 AM


Read this...SC

  • RichBaker

Posted October 25, 2005 - 10:10 AM


I find it helps to hold the kill button down the 1st 3-4 revs of the starter when she doesn't want to start....let it off and she fires right up.

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  • TwoBobRob

Posted October 25, 2005 - 10:20 AM


Stupid question but, when your motor is hot you always use the hotstart lever yes?

My 450 really doesn't want to fire up without it, but sparks up in 2-3 revolutions with it pulled in. Or one good long kick. (imagine trying to kick 'through' the stroke of the kicker)

Remember also - absolutely no throttle :banghead:

  • nurooi

Posted October 28, 2005 - 03:08 AM


Thanks guys,

The tips have paid off as I can now successfully start "the beast" whithout having to look stupid. The link provided clark4131 did the trick.



  • Emiliano

Posted October 28, 2005 - 12:33 PM


Wow and I find very easy to start my old 99 YZ400 with manual compresion release, I cant imagine hoe easy will be to start this things with auto decomp.


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