98 WR 400,Kick starter problems.
Posted December 26, 2005 - 11:03 AM
After Christmas at my house, it got the best of me so I went out and tore it down.
I found that the finger on the ratchet wheel had broken the stop plate, and then slid down between the case and the guide shearing off the top bolt.
The bolt was easily removed, and I ordered the stop plate, guide plate,lock plate for the bolts and 2 new bolts, and all the gaskets and o-rings to do the job for around $30. Not to bad, but the finger also banged up the case down to just past the top bolt hole. I figured I'd get the parts and lay them in there to see how much repair th case is going to need. I'm thinking if this was a professional repair it would get a case, but money is tight.
I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone? How was it fixed? and How did the repair work?
I'm thinking if the area behind the stop plate is minimal, JB weld might do it, but if it's huge, I may need to tear the whole thing down and have it welded, or take a bit more of material out and make a spacer.
Any input would be cool.
Posted December 26, 2005 - 01:15 PM
Posted December 30, 2005 - 10:50 AM
Posted December 30, 2005 - 11:26 AM
Or the carb could be rich on the low end...
A properly tuned carb will feed the cylinder on start up with out giving it any throttle.
Choke it when it's cold and don't when it's hot...