08 yz kickstart locked after stall?

4 replies to this topic
  • jasonbla

Posted July 05, 2009 - 05:14 PM


Hey guys, riding in the hills yesterday lugging in the rocks 2nd gear when my bike popped and quit. Thought it was just another stall but when I tried to kick it over again the kickstart was locked at tdc. I pulled the hot start got it past tdc once but it just locked up again. I turned it around and started coasting back trying to bump start it in 2nd but the wheel wouldnt turn. I tried many times but if I could get the kickstart to move past tdc at all it would just lock back up when it came around. Checked a few threads, looks like the decompression pin, but i couldnt rock it and get it to move past as the threads say. Any ideas, experience? Thanks guys (The bike is low hour and I maintain it)

  • matthew trachsler

Posted July 05, 2009 - 05:16 PM


it sounds like it seized but if its maintained and low hours i dont see why that would happen did u recently do a top end?

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  • jasonbla

Posted July 05, 2009 - 05:25 PM


I hope its not, I'm going to tear into it this week and see. It's the damndest thing it was full of oil and I was trail riding in the hills and wasn't rappin it out.
My buddy and I all bought yami's because we heard they were durable. I've had so many problems with this bike (levers, crushed air box, countersprocket seal) now this.....its crazy.

  • grayracer513

Posted July 05, 2009 - 06:27 PM


Check the cam timing. If it's off, check the chain for kinks and replace it along with the tensioner if it's found to be faulty.

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 06, 2009 - 04:04 PM


sounds like u could have bent a valve.

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