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Ren92

03' WR450 kickstart failure?

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I have a friend that has a 03' WR450 that the kickstart started making a crazy noise and it was coming from the kickstart.Well 20-30mins later the kickstart broke off and cracked the case.Is this a common problem with these?Is there much to fixing this problem?

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I've heard of this happening on an 05 as well, of the subject but my 05 is so easy to kick start all I do is slightly push down on it and it's ready to go.

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Yes the shaft is hollow and a bad hard kick can break them. Use the e-start if you have it on your bike. Much more reliable. :cry:

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yami 450s kick very very easily. of you are putting enough force into it to bust the shaft, your doing something WRONG. :cry:

lets see some pictures.

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Same thing just happened on my buddy's '03. He removed the starter a while ago to avoid problems with it and now he has a $400.00 fix to do on the other side of the motor. Things become weaker the lighter you make them.

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I have an 03 and i broke my case using the kick start!!! What happened was that my starter would'nt turn the motor over so i thought i'll just use my trusty little kickstarter,so i kicked over one time and it kicked back so hard it blew a hole in the back side of the kick start mound!! What the ****!!Well the cheep fix was to have the case welded.The kick start stop faled . Yamaha said that my idle was to low,what a crock of shit.This bike came with a shit starting system and crappy cases.And after that got fixed i did the 04 fix when i noticed that the side cover on the starter side was cracked on the in side,then after i fixxed that the starter clutch went out,fixxed that and all is well for now!!! cross my fingers but leave one up for yamaha..The middle one :)

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