Cracked crankcase cover for 02 426f
Posted February 14, 2006 - 08:18 PM
1. If you didn't know your bike could do this, it can. Be careful. I didn't know until i researched it a bit after the fact - It's an easy fix once you get the parts (case, bearings and seals), but I hear i was lucky that I didn't blow the whole case wide open from top to bottom. I guess from 03 on it won't happen.
2. How do I make sure I don't do it again? Now i religiously cycle through with the compression release a few times when I start it. I've NEVER had trouble starting this bike, except when it's cold outside then it takes five or six good kicks at least. But after that it fires right up every time. I love it, but have lost some confidence in it because of this stupid thing, and I cringe a bit when I kick it. Is there a way to make sure I don't do it again other than the compression release?
Or do I just sell it and get an e-start 06 Husky TE510?
Posted February 14, 2006 - 10:20 PM
I got lucky when mine kicked back and all I broke was the return stop.
An easy $9.00 fix
But i have read posts where guys blew out main cases as a result of a lazy kick and kick back.
Posted February 15, 2006 - 11:56 AM
Anyway, it is a stupid thing to have happen. Thanks for the input.