03' WR450 kicking back when starting
Posted November 04, 2005 - 06:58 PM
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Posted November 05, 2005 - 02:44 PM
I recently purchased a 03 WR with a broken kickstart shaft which also cracked the outer engine case when the shaft severed. When I was shopping for replacement parts on Yamaha's EPC, I noticed, that in 04 Yamaha changed the kickstarter gear assembly which also houses the broken shaft my WR came with. And in 04 they also changed the right outer engine case. Needless to say Yamaha must have realized the shaft diameter for the kickstart assembly wasn't up to the task in 03 of that meaty 450. So in 04 they modified the opening for the kickstart shaft in the right casing, and increased kickstart shaft diameter. All 04 parts bolted right up oil passages all the same, everything fit like OEM parts should. My WR is a mean ride now kicks easy, E-starts like a charm, and I purchased the bike and fixxed it for under 3 grand, all free mods and jetted and damn hairy!