Kickstarter noise?

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  • Rockstar14125

Posted March 20, 2009 - 11:14 PM


After riding my yz400 all day and bringing it back home with no problems, I tried to start it at my house to check on a mysterious noise I had heard earlier that day. It took forever to get it started where as it usually only takes 3-4 tries. I noticed I was getting a lot of kickback and one of the times it kicked-back I heard a metallic ping noise. I let it sit for a while thinking I probably flooded it. When I came back over and tried again it fired right up. However, the noise I am wondering about is coming from the kicksrarter. It makes the same noise as when you start it and accidentally hold the kickstarter down except more quiet. I stood the bike up and it seemed to slightly affect the noise making it more quiet and ev en making it stop for a few seconds. Whats going on in there? Is this a $10 spring or a $$$$ rebuild?

  • grayracer513

Posted March 24, 2009 - 08:42 PM


Something is dislodged or broken. You're going to need to open it up and see what happened.

  • Rockstar14125

Posted March 25, 2009 - 06:30 AM


Crap, I assume I need to drain the oil and order a new gasket before I do that?

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  • grayracer513

Posted March 25, 2009 - 06:32 AM


Yep. Coolant, too.

  • diegox450

Posted March 25, 2009 - 06:34 AM


Check the kick starter stop, inside the case... Theres a thread about it in TT

http://www.thumperta...tart stop noise
http://www.thumperta...kick noise stop << This is from a WR

  • Rockstar14125

Posted March 25, 2009 - 07:53 PM


I got into my case but I couldent figure out how to get the kickstart shaft out. Also, My freaking oil drain plug is stripped. Should I just +1 the size and tap it or do a timesert or helicoil?

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