Kickback warning: Is there something wrong

Just curious. For those that have experienced the kickback, how often does it happen?

I just got back from Urgent Care with a nasty ankle sprain from trying to kickstart my 2005 WR450. I had been riding it about 30 seconds and I killed it (still cold). When the estart didn't fire it off right away, I tried kick starting it. About the 3rd kick, it kicked back HARD my foot went instantly numb. Is there supposed to be some anti-kickback feature or does this just happen from time to time?

Paul

Curious; was the bike in gear when it it kicked you?
Just curious. For those that have experienced the kickback, how often does it happen?
It happened to me once, on a YZ450, under similar circumstances. No "real" damage, but nearly broke my foot right through my A-stars. Hardest I've ever been kicked by anything. Like being shot in the bottom of the foot.

My bike has never kicked back. Maybe the 426 didn't have this problem?

In case no one noticed, the original post here is a year old...but hey, everyone says to use search. Let's hear it for the search!!!

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