06 YZ450 kick start ratchet?

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  • Beejay

Posted June 09, 2008 - 09:35 PM


I have searched but found nothing to help or similar.

After kicking the kickstart returns but has this clicking sound like a ratchet, as if the spring on the direction stop has collapsed.

Will I have to split the cases to get to the mechanism to check whats up?

  • sacfelix

Posted June 09, 2008 - 10:02 PM


If you are trying to get to the kick start mechanism, This is what you will have to do and no you dont have to split the cases:
1. remove right engine guard
2. drain the oil
3. drain the coolant
4. remove the exhaust pipe
5. remove the brake pedal
6. remove the clutch cover
7. remove oil filter cover & oil filter
8. remove the coolant pipe
9. remove the water pump housing & pin
10. remove the oil tank breather hose
11. remove the kick starter
12. unbolt the right side case and use a rubber mallet to break the seal (tap the case and do not use a screwdriver to pry it apart) When the case comes off watch for dowel pins & O rings
13. When you replace the cover make sure to get another case gasket
14. When you put it back together just start from the bottom and go up the list. Hope this helps!

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  • grayracer513

Posted June 09, 2008 - 10:04 PM


Remove the right side engine cover, remove the clutch, and repair as necessary.

  • Beejay

Posted June 10, 2008 - 12:31 AM


Thanks guys, this is a big help, any idea what could have gone wrong & need to buy beforehand, apart from the gasket & new oil?

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