400f kick starter


5 replies to this topic
  • fordman06gt

Posted July 15, 2007 - 09:53 PM

#1

My kick starter is missing the detent that holds it in, yamaha said you have to buy the complete kick starter to get the detent and spring which is $125.00
does anyone know if you can get just the spring and detent?

  • Chaindrive

Posted July 16, 2007 - 11:18 AM

#2

You have to take it apart to lose them. How did you do that and what's the chance you could go back to that spot with a magnet to find them? The detent is just a small ball bearing and the spring looks like a short one from a ballpoint pen. Hardly worth $125.

You could find a kickstarter at a junkyard or on ebay to rob the ball and spring from. I'll bet that it won't matter if it from a YZ400, WR400, YZ250, or YZ125 either. maybe not even Yamaha..?

I just had mine apart to change to a Protech kickstarter. Of course, the ball popped out into the grass and I had to get a magnet to find it... Bigger than a BB and smaller than double-ought buckshot... Maybe number 4 buck or T-shot.

I think I have seen a ball bearing assortment at my local hardware store (not positive though). If you give me until tomorrow to look, I can take mine back apart, measure the ball, and then see if they have one close enough to work. That's all assuming I remember right about seeing a drawer labeled ball bearings there, of course.

Heck, I have some various small wheel bearings and such out in my shop that I bet would yield up a close replacement. Maybe you do , too? Then rob a spring from a pen, shorten it, and your back in business.

  • tntmo

Posted July 16, 2007 - 03:12 PM

#3

Ditto what Chaindrive said. Pen spring and a small ball bearing will work. I've done it more than once due to stupidity on my part. You'd think I'd learn? :thumbsup:

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  • fordman06gt

Posted July 17, 2007 - 07:59 AM

#4

I bouught the bike like this so I have no clue on the size, so the help is much appreciated.

  • WR_Dave

Posted July 17, 2007 - 08:47 AM

#5

Just take the kick lever with you and go find a spring ( a pen spring will be too light ) and ball that fit into the hole so the ball is about 3/4 of the way out of the hole and put a little grease on it and reinstall onto the bike. The parts don't have to be Yamaha to work, heck I've even drilled the hole to a slightly bigger size to fit a spring and ball that wouldn't fit the original hole. Easy fix -:thumbsup: - Good Luck -- WR Dave.

  • fordman06gt

Posted July 18, 2007 - 09:55 PM

#6

I found a spring and bal that worked perfect, thanks for the info.




 
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