400\426 WR electric starter kit?

For the green sticker years (1998-2002?) is there a kit for an electric start?

I am asking because I used to ride my friends YZ250f a 2001 and for the LIFE of me I could never kick start the bastard tore up my boot trying too..... I always had to bump start the bastard! Are all of the YZ/WR's that hard to kick start?

Are the big bore easier to start than the 250's?

Thanks!

There was a European company that was marketing an estart kit for the 400/426 but don't know if they had one for the 250's. As I recall it was very expensive. Probably cheaper to sell the bike and buy an '03 or newer. And yes the 4xx's are easier to start than the 250's for some reason. At least in the older models.

Thanks, the reason I am looking to the GREEN STICKER 1998-2002 400/426 I just found out the 450 isnt green until 2005.

I need the green sticker. Thanks for the info about the e-start kit.

Check your valves too. If they're tight it'll start hard. If everything's right it should light with just a half hearted kick.

I've seen my friend start his WR250 with his hand before. :thumbsup:

I just got a 2001 wr426 and it starts super easy. The guy I bought it from didn't show me the right way to start it as he didn't know himself. So for the first try I kicked at it for 30 minutes with no luck :thumbsup: Decided to find out if there were tips on how to do it online and come across some pros explaining it. When back and gonna give her another try. I kick and she roared to life. :bonk:

Sense then Ive only started it about 20 times and its always started on one kick with about the same effort as a 125. :bonk:

I just push the kicker over tell it hits the compression, squeeze the release and push it about an inch more. Release the release and let the kick started return to top , then proceed to give it one swift full stroke. Presto. :thumbsup:

A used unit just sold on ebay for over $500.

I just push the kicker over tell it hits the compression, squeeze the release and push it about an inch more. Release the release and let the kick started return to top , then proceed to give it one swift full stroke. Presto. :thumbsup:

Thats the ticket works for me everytime.

$500 ... .which begs the question: Is it possible to fit a 450 engine into a 426 frame?

just put the yz450 exhaust cam and it will start so easy.

For the green sticker years (1998-2002?) is there a kit for an electric start?

I am asking because I used to ride my friends YZ250f a 2001 and for the LIFE of me I could never kick start the bastard tore up my boot trying too..... I always had to bump start the bastard! Are all of the YZ/WR's that hard to kick start?

Are the big bore easier to start than the 250's?

Thanks!

The newer 250F's(03-06)have auto decomp, they are very easy to start. Or you can put an 03+ exhaust cam in an older model for the same result. Not sure on the 400/426, I think I read somewhere you can put an 03+ 450 cam in the older models for easier starts. I can start my WR250F with my hand :thumbsup:

Thanks for all the responses!

For the green sticker years (1998-2002?) is there a kit for an electric start?

I am asking because I used to ride my friends YZ250f a 2001 and for the LIFE of me I could never kick start the bastard tore up my boot trying too..... I always had to bump start the bastard! Are all of the YZ/WR's that hard to kick start?

Are the big bore easier to start than the 250's?

Thanks!

I tore up a shoe trying to start my YZ450;then I did a valve adjustment and it starts much,much easier! Your friend's YZ250 needs a valve adjustment bad! Not sure of any electric start kit for those bikes.

I remember when all that BS about the WR being impossible to start was going around. That must have been a great year in sales for the other Jap bike makers. Bottom line is its just BS. A tuned WR will fire up within 2-3 kicks if you know what your doing!!! I have NEVER had problems with my bike and dont know if I ever really want the button. Yeah, I'm old school I guess. Of course when that alum-framed WR comes out next year..... :thumbsup:

ps- That e-starter kit was originally sold for $1499.

i'm not sure whether the yz timing mod is applicable to your model, but after doing that my bike starts easy, and then even more so after opening up the stock pipe. first kick virtually every time.

my bike couldn't kick over any easier. are you sure you are using the decompression release properly?

I tore up a shoe trying to start my YZ450;then I did a valve adjustment and it starts much,much easier! Your friend's YZ250 needs a valve adjustment bad! Not sure of any electric start kit for those bikes.

are you nuts tryin to start that bike with just a shoe. thats like begging for a bruised foot

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