YZ450F 2003 Problems please help first bike

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  • chattymatty101

Posted September 07, 2008 - 12:15 AM


Hi all first off sorry for my bad grammar:) I brought a 2003 YZ450 i paid 4.6 for it i got ripped i think first bike for me ever only ever riden 250's/125's. Ok problem is i got it from shop yesterday i couldn;t start it properly not knowing the correct way to start the bike i still dont quite know:( i took it for a ride for half hour today i never noticed this at the shop but where the kick starter is behind that was all welded and dodgy up to sell it im guessing well i got half hour and made a funy noise so i stoped the bike imedietly and seen oil everywhere the weld they done had cracked and when i say cracked i mean CRACKED 6mm easy gap can c right through to the kick starter first of all i want to ask can a bike shop sell a bike like that and where do i stand and second is it a big job to replace that part im really new to bikes ima noob any help would be greatly appreciated.... sorry again for bad grammer ima painter not a lawer:) thanks thumperfolks

  • One2nine

Posted September 07, 2008 - 03:52 AM


If you bought it from a shop, I would take that thing back as soon as possible.

  • DMC707

Posted September 07, 2008 - 12:48 PM


Take it back immediately

  • William1

Posted September 07, 2008 - 12:52 PM


I am sure everyone will disagree :thumbsup: with me but take it back immediately. for what you paid it should be perfect

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  • Michael Cahill

Posted September 08, 2008 - 10:04 AM


thats BS if their tryin to sell you a piece of SHI* like that! :busted:
and hiding it too! :worthy:

tell them to take their @%&* back and you want your money back!!!
dont be shy about it!! :thumbsup:

they noticed you weren't super experienced, and tried to sell it to you without letting you know of a MAJOR problem!

  • hillclimbguy

Posted September 09, 2008 - 12:36 AM


Listen to these guys. Take it back and demand service or money back. Thats a bunch of crap what they are trying to get away with.

  • chattymatty101

Posted September 11, 2008 - 10:46 AM


Hey again guys you were all right thanks very much i got my dad in there and he had to threaten him to get his money back but at least i got it so thanks very much for all your replies greatly appreciated

  • matt4x4

Posted September 11, 2008 - 11:20 AM


While you're at it - since you got your money back - you should be able to find either a newer bike private sale for the same money or an 03 for a lot less private.

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