Broken kick starter gear!!!!
Posted April 25, 2000 - 04:18 PM
Yesterday during a ride i went to kick start it when at the bottom of the kick stroke just as it started there was a loud BANG & CRUNCH...then it stalled.
When i pressed down on the kick start lever it went down with no resistance & sprang back up untill it hit the tank!
Stuck in the bush with no kickstarter and #$%*ing pissed off with my "new" bike, we clutch started it.
The motor sounded fine with no ginding or crunching so i rode home slowly.
After opening it up i found the "RATCHET WHEEL" (owners manual pg 4-60 part 5) had broken into 3 bits! No other real damage apart from some dents and scratches in the case. Metal was found traped in oil filter (no further into the engine i hope).
YAMAHA has told me i can't buy just that part i have to buy the whole kick shaft assembly $253!!!!
Has anyone heard of this?
Posted April 26, 2000 - 05:50 AM
Try bike salvage places too. There's bound to be a trashed YZ or WR out there with that part intact.
Posted April 26, 2000 - 06:19 AM
Let us know how hard it is to change. When I changed the one on my 86 TT225. It was kind of a bear to get the spring in the proper position.
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards.
Posted April 27, 2000 - 03:37 PM
Posted April 30, 2000 - 06:55 PM
I also faxed Yamaha Aust. they got back to me & i told them that i have been speaking with my dealer. They said get the dealer to speak to us, so i did.
I'm Still to hear back from my dealer, I'll call him later today.