all bent out of shape over the location of the hot start

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  • xrracer36

Posted December 17, 2001 - 05:21 PM


hey all....
raced sunday. somehow crashed :D (not the amazing part :) ) and BENT the hot start button shaft on my 98 wr400 (that was the amazing part)
the button now point at a 45 degree angle forward of where it was (straight out) and i think this would prevent it from fully disengaging. :D can this be straightened, or do i need to buy a new hot start unit (on my 98 it mounts to the frame-rail) cost???
p.s. if i gotta replace it, i might go witht he handibar mounted version... who makes one for the 98 models?
thanks again...
xrracer36 :D

[ December 17, 2001: Message edited by: xrracer36 ]

  • YZ400Court

Posted December 17, 2001 - 05:26 PM


I've got a used one. If you want it, Merry Christmas it's yours. Try bending yours back, if it breaks let me know. This one was bent at one time and I bent it back. I since bought the Terrycable one.

[ December 17, 2001: Message edited by: YZ400Court ]

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  • Taffy

Posted December 17, 2001 - 11:35 PM


mines handlebar mounted and i've bent it 10-15 times. pair of openable pliers and it straightens every time. if in doubt, see if you can blow through it in the open position!!



Posted December 18, 2001 - 03:31 AM


Damn Taffy....I guess that would make you the "King of Crash".......he he he...

Merry Christmas....

Bonzai :)

  • xrracer36

Posted December 28, 2001 - 04:19 AM


merry x-mas my prob fixed.. broke it... costs $45 from yamaha :) so my cousin used his machine shop and made me the plunger out of stainless steel ...for NOTHING
:D ( a little stronger than the stock brass...can we say "works"? ... :D )
i should have a little more trouble bending (let alone breaking) it. thanks for the offer, though... got all kinda cool stuff for x-mas...this just adds to the list i guess...


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