Warning for kickstarter disassembly '06 WR 450

...I want to grease it properly before the first ride, and recognized that there is a iron ball (like a bearing ball) which was fallen down after I took the kickstarter up...unfortunately when I was searching over the owners manual where the iron ball belongs to there was no expanation/drawing for this. I think the Japanesse just forgotten to add this drawing to the manual :thumbsup:

out of curiosity, why would you want to grease your kickstarter before the first ride? The shaft is lubricated by engine oil. Also, the only large iron ball that I know of is from the clutch actuator shaft. It runs transversly through the engine and sits at the end of the shaft.

out of curiosity, why would you want to grease your kickstarter before the first ride? The shaft is lubricated by engine oil. Also, the only large iron ball that I know of is from the clutch actuator shaft. It runs transversly through the engine and sits at the end of the shaft.

man... I meant kickstarter greasing from outside of the engine and not from the shaft side...sorry for not been accurate.

man... I meant kickstarter greasing from outside of the engine and not from the shaft side...sorry for not been accurate.

finally I got it. This iron ball belongs to the kickstarter for sure. If you disassemle it there is a hole with a spring on kickstarter laft hand side (left hand side means the position when the kickstarter lain back to the engine). I'm only quite angry now that there is no drawing/explanation for this in the owners manual.

What I've realized too is that the kickstarter o-ring is very loose. I replaced it with a tighter one.

All kick starters have that ball. Its what clicks when you put the lever back in place. Aluminum kick start assembly's don't usually lock up like steal ones. Don't feel bad, I dropped one too but I found mine. They're not much bigger than a BB.

Measure the hole in the shaft that the ball goes in and you can find a replacement at McMaster-Carr (sorry don't have the link handy do a search).

Yes I do! http://www.mcmaster.com/ just do a search for ball and it will spit out any material you want it in oh yeah and size including metric.

Yes I do! http://www.mcmaster.com/ just do a search for ball and it will spit out any material you want it in oh yeah and size including metric.

They have a really huge selection of all the stuff the big boys likes :thumbsup:

Hey Kepy, what are you doing kick starting that bike anyways? I have never kick started mine since I got it in November '05! That's what that grey button on your handle bars is for. :thumbsup:

They have a really huge selection of all the stuff the big boys likes :thumbsup:

Is this guy F$ckin' with me!?!? I'm tryin' to help!

Is this guy F$ckin' with me!?!? I'm tryin' to help!

I think you understood me wrong. I was just amazed about the choice they offer...nothing more.

Hey Kepy, what are you doing kick starting that bike anyways? I have never kick started mine since I got it in November '05! That's what that grey button on your handle bars is for. :thumbsup:

You know... I've been ridden '99 WR 400 for 6 years, so it'll take time to get convinced to the gray button.

Cool, glad I could help.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now