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WR electric starter?

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Hey, I have a 99 WR400F and was wondering if I can instal a electric starter? Did some come with starters fron the factory? Where can I find one? thanks

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With enough money you can do anything. But in this case it would be cheaper to buy another bike with e-start?

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Years ago a company in France came up with an aftermarket retro electic stater for the WR 400 & WR 426 Yamahas. The kit was about $1000.00 then, I don't know what it would sell for now or if they are still in business. And of course I don't remember the name of the company. Like the previous poster stated. It would be cheaper to replace the bike with one with electric start.

Jim

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i got my 05 just for estart. have used it 2x since. the starters fail and make funny noises. then they charge 250 for a starter.

i wish i had the ttr starter. that is flawless. the one on the wr's just dont hold up.

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i got my 05 just for estart. have used it 2x since. the starters fail and make funny noises. then they charge 250 for a starter.

i wish i had the ttr starter. that is flawless. the one on the wr's just dont hold up.

Really?? I've got two WR450's ('03 & '04) and both are holding up fine. I only use estart. I do pop the starter out and clean it as well as the electrical connections about once a year. So far zero problems with probably 8000 miles between them.

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okay i have a question guys I need help! MY e start as well as kickstarter stopped working while my bike is in gear. I HAVE to be in neutral in order for my bike to start up. Anyone have an explanation for this? Also my wires for the kill button have come out. ANyone know how i can fix this? is there a kit i can buy cause it looks like i lost the housing for which the end of the wires go into. thanks!

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Sounds to me like you ripped the wires from the left hand side of your handlebars - your kill button stopped working, and your clutch circuit is out. The stock clutch perch has a small switch built into it to keep you from starting the bike in gear with the clutch engaged. If this switch gets damaged or the wires get yanked out, then you have to be in neutral to start the bike. You can trace the wires from the clutch perch to one of the 4 plugs behind your number plate, on my 05 it's the far left plug.

Good luck,

Stickshift

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WOuld this be expensive to take to a shop to fix? I am mechanically declined when it comes to things like this! Is this simple to do task for the newb mechanic?

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You could probably buy the tools and the parts twice for the price of having somthing fixed on your bike. Open the manuel...read it several times...improvise on some of the "Special Tools" and go for it. You will learn more about your bike than you could imagine. Also search this site for helpful hints and photos. You break it... you fix it.

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With enough money you can do anything. But in this case it would be cheaper to buy another bike with e-start?
Thats what I did. Love my WR426F, but wanted the e-start. The new WR450 solved that problem. :bonk:

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my wr 450 has electic start for what good it is, if its not slipping or the starter motor slow to turn the engine over its cra.p even when it does spin the motor over there is a 1 in 10 times it will start the bike, me an me mates even laughh about it now if it starts of the button. iv had new starter motor and starter clutch, worked ok for about a week,well 2 ride outs anyway in thhe week

stick with your kickstart or you would just be waisting money in my opinion anyway

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same here i replaced every part on my 03 and it still didnt work right so i only use it in off camber emergencies and then its no guarantee ,

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