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RaphFoFiddy

03 WR450 starting concerns

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Hey I have an 03 WR450 with the 03 starter etc, and lately I've been getting some kickback from the kickstarter. On top of that sometimes when I kick the kickstarter locks and won't budge until I press the E-start (typically I'll hear a little click telling me it's OK to kick it over again).

Any one else experience this or have any reccomendations?

Thanks,

Raph

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Woodruff key on the starter shaft? I remember reading somewhere about that, and especially the 03's having particular problems with that. Definitely, find out what's going on! Do more search hear on TT.

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is it hot or cold and are u pumping the throttle to start it? it has an accellerator pump in the carb so it pushes fuel into the engine, and causes a liquid lock up. use the hot start give it a kick or 2 then use the easy button

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I had the Woodruff Key shear during the break-in and it was fixed by the dealer I bought the bike from... Thanks to www.offroad.com I knew about the woodruff issue before It happened to me. That was a rough night first the woodruff key shears at the beginning of the ride, then I hit a deer with my jeep on the ride home...

I typically don't give any gas when I'm kicking it over (still have the original battery in so I don't usually e-start unless she is warm) and the problem occurs regardless of temp. Its rare that I have to give it any throttle maybe a quick 1/8th of a twist when she's really stubborn and cold.

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