Adding e-start to 450F?


5 replies to this topic
  • OKRedline

Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:15 PM

#1

My best friend has an '09 YZF450. He's mentioned that he is liking the idea of electric start more and more. He keeps saying he wants to find a way to add electric start to his bike.
Can you add e-start to this bike? Would it even be worth it?

Personally I think my friend is just a puss and needs to suck it up. Not that I have anything against e-start, but if you didn't want to screw with a kick start you shouldn't have bought a kick start bike.

  • almostinvincible119

Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:17 PM

#2

Strip a WR?

  • grayracer513

Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:43 PM

#3

He keeps saying he wants to find a way to add electric start to his bike.
Can you add e-start to this bike?

It's a bolt on operation. Kind of.

He'll need a few parts:
  • A WR450 crankshaft
  • WR flywheel, stator, and left crankcase cover
  • Complete WR starter drive assembly and gear train
  • Starter
  • Battery and mount
  • Complete WR wiring harness with the associated switches

Can't be more than $2000 worth.

Would it even be worth it?

It wouldn't be fair of me to say. That's his decision.

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  • OKRedline

Posted July 12, 2010 - 10:37 PM

#4

Hmm...I'm thinking it sounds like a stupendous waste of time. If he wants electric start he should just go buy a WR. Or suck it up and quit crying about having to kick start his bike.

  • tech24

Posted July 13, 2010 - 11:30 AM

#5

don't forget a battery and a place to put it

  • grayracer513

Posted July 13, 2010 - 01:27 PM

#6

don't forget a battery and a place to put it


Fixed.





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