Anyone removed the starter all together?
Posted November 11, 2006 - 09:06 PM
Posted November 12, 2006 - 06:17 AM
Posted November 12, 2006 - 09:37 AM
After I went all the trouble i found on the 06 model the engine is EXTREMELY hard to kickstart.It will light with a hard kick or if you push it off and run good afterwards but if it dies it is a beast to restart.Apparantly the battery in the 06 model excites the ignition circuit and helps supply spark to the ignition for startup.As soon as
I put the battery in it would start up easy.If you are going to do it I would remove the battery from your bike and
make sure it fires up to your liking.
THis is just my opinion but I could barly feel the 10# lbs I removed and because it was such a "b#@#" to start I reinstalled everything.I am going to use a slightly smaller battery and mount it lower in the airbox to save a 1# or 2. The loss of the button really sucked IMO.I race enduro's with mine and found the button very handy even with the rekluse.
The WR will "feel" much lighter if you get the suspension(esp the fork working good).Mine feels pretty good except for super tight situations.
The button helps during hare scrambles starts also.I kick and use the button together on the starts.It usually fires during the kick.With kickstart only ....first kickstarts are unlikely all the time and you will be near the back of the pack when you do get it started.
A yz cover will not fit the left case because the Wr flywheel is larger and hence the cover. You will need to plug the stock cover .You could cut off the casting and heli arc it closed for a cleaner package.
Posted November 12, 2006 - 11:46 PM
Posted November 14, 2006 - 01:28 PM
Posted November 14, 2006 - 01:53 PM
aint that the point of buying a WR ? I wouldnt get rid of the button for any amount of weight!!! F*#; trying to kick start a hot 4 stroke!
sheesh. no kidding. if you're that worried about the weight, buy a yz.