New WR450 starter

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  • tchristiansen1953

Posted April 13, 2010 - 01:54 PM


I just purchased a "New" WR450, (after years on a TT500) actually an 07 model year but new out of the crate at the dealer. Got what I thought was a good deal Out the door, taxes, set up etc $5100. Any way I got it home & the battery seemed dead, it wouldn't turn the bike over. I called the dealer & they told me that the starter doesn't have enought power to turn over a new engine & I'll have to kick it (no problem, worked fine) untill the motor gets broken in.
Is this normal? I've never heard of this before. Anyone else have this happen?

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 13, 2010 - 02:02 PM


the dealer told me that the starter doesn't have enought power to turn over a new engine & I'll have to kick it

:lol: Right

It has nothing to do with the battery having sat for 3 years :):lol:

Take the battery in and have them give you a NEW one :thumbsup:

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  • snaggletooth

Posted April 13, 2010 - 04:22 PM


I would go with Coops advice. Not e-starting just because "its new" is BS.

BTW, My bike, not often but sometimes, gets stuck in the compression stroke when e-starting. This is not a weak battery problem, I guess more of an auto decompression problem. This only happends (seldomly) if the e-start is pushed while the piston is at or is just starting the compression stroke.

No big deal, I just get it past the commpression stroke and press the button again then all is fine. There are a couple of methods for doing this, such as nudging the kick starter to get the piston just past TDC. All I normaly do is rock the bike back a couple of inches while its in gear. S/T

  • tchristiansen1953

Posted April 13, 2010 - 06:12 PM


Thanks to both you guys. I've never heard of a "new" engine not being turned over by the starter, but since I've been kicking my TT for so many years the magic button is new to me. I guess I'll put the honus back on the dealer & get a new battery (at no charge or the s--- will fly
Thanks again


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