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paulkimson

'05 WR 450 starting motor problem

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Hello guys,

I have a problem with starting motor. My WR450F was parked for a year and when I want to start the engine, I have to use starting motor too much.

Due to excessive use of starting motor, it starts making lots noise a few weeks ago and at last, today, I cannot start the engine even with kick starter.

Do I need to change starting motor as assembly or just change brush set?

Please help me!

Paul

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Hmmm. You need to figure out why the bike won't start with the kickstarter first. Once you get that straightened out.....

My original starter quit working after 3 years. During that time, I always used the starter, never really touched the kickstand. I tried replacing the brushes, resoldering the wires, etc, etc, but it didn't help. I think I just wore the poor thing out, especially from cold starts. Finally broke down and bought a new starter. Now I only use it for starting when the engine is hot. If you're properly jetted and the valves are in spec, it will fire up on the second or third kick.

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I have heared that it is hard to start the WRs after falling. What is your experience?

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Thank you for your kind comments. I found that battery charging was not enough to start the engine. Due to not ride it frequently, not enough time for full charging the battery, I guess.

Thank you!!

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I have heared that it is hard to start the WRs after falling. What is your experience?

After falling: it takes a bit longer time to start it again than normal start.

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