Kickback warning: Is there something wrong

24 replies to this topic
  • JSanfilippo

Posted April 22, 2008 - 01:06 PM


Just curious. For those that have experienced the kickback, how often does it happen?

  • grayracer513

Posted April 22, 2008 - 01:11 PM


I just got back from Urgent Care with a nasty ankle sprain from trying to kickstart my 2005 WR450. I had been riding it about 30 seconds and I killed it (still cold). When the estart didn't fire it off right away, I tried kick starting it. About the 3rd kick, it kicked back HARD my foot went instantly numb. Is there supposed to be some anti-kickback feature or does this just happen from time to time?


Curious; was the bike in gear when it it kicked you?

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  • grayracer513

Posted April 22, 2008 - 01:17 PM


Just curious. For those that have experienced the kickback, how often does it happen?

It happened to me once, on a YZ450, under similar circumstances. No "real" damage, but nearly broke my foot right through my A-stars. Hardest I've ever been kicked by anything. Like being shot in the bottom of the foot.

  • byggd

Posted April 22, 2008 - 02:10 PM


My bike has never kicked back. Maybe the 426 didn't have this problem?

  • C-P

Posted April 22, 2008 - 02:23 PM


In case no one noticed, the original post here is a year old...but hey, everyone says to use search. Let's hear it for the search!!!


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