Need help. What is it?

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  • Lowedog

Posted May 23, 2003 - 09:22 AM


Last night I was out in the garage tinkering with my WR 450.
I noticed this thing on the right side of the engine. It looks like some kind of lever. It folds in or out. Almost like a upside down kickstand or something. Anyone know what that thing is for? :)

  • ralphfurley

Posted May 23, 2003 - 09:58 AM


I've heard some of the old timers talk of these devices.

The story goes something like this

Early, Primitive 4 stroke riders would
use these devices in a religious ceremony.
The Ceremony would be repeated throughout the day.

Every time they moved the lever with leg
they would holler to God to "Dam" their machine.


  • tctrailrider

Posted May 23, 2003 - 10:03 AM


If you put the bike in gear and move the lever up and down you can crank yourself back to the truck when the woodruff key goes.

  • endurodog

Posted May 23, 2003 - 10:16 AM


Haaaa, thats funny next thing your gonna tell me is its a muffler bearing or a piston return spring.....

Wait there is something there, I'm just not gonna touch it.

  • Jonesy920

Posted May 23, 2003 - 11:28 AM


Be careful what you make fun of. I was taunting my buddy kicking his Husky on our trip to KY last weekend and the Motorcycle Gods got even. I tipped over and the grey button in the starter switch popped out and I couldn't find it :) So I learned what the bent piece of metal was for. BTW It starts great If you give it a long kick not a 2 stroke quick kick :D

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  • BrandonW

Posted May 23, 2003 - 11:38 AM


Let me know how funny this joke is in about 7 years, when you are done paying for your bike!


I spent about $100, bought a YZ cam, and ALL MY '98 stuff is paid for.


Now who is laughing?

Goose Creek it is! I'll be bringing one of my KTM boys....

Catch us if you can!

  • blireef

Posted May 23, 2003 - 11:53 AM


Sour grapes Brandon??? They aren't that expensive, try one you'll like it! :) :D

  • BrandonW

Posted May 23, 2003 - 12:58 PM


try one you'll like it

No, no sour grapes, but that is the exact reason why I won't try one!

I DO think they are the cat's meow....

Just flipping the guff where I thought it to be due!

We'll settle it on the trail!

Until Monday and Goose Creek!


  • Lowedog

Posted May 23, 2003 - 01:33 PM


At $39 a month I don't think 7 years is long enough. Oh yea, that only last for 2 years. :) I need to sell something! :D


  • xr600r

Posted May 24, 2003 - 07:37 AM


its called a kickstarter.... i use it all the time when my bike is cold , because it wont start with the button when its cold. :)

  • yimmyhauler

Posted May 24, 2003 - 08:25 PM


used for after ya dump it in the water .... take out plug, set upsidedown (on handlebars), pull bar numerous times till water leaves all parts :)


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