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Chris_in_the_Mojave

Kickstarter- Stock or BBR?

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I snapped the kick starter of my YZ today. I know the '98's, were prone to this. I'm going to order a new one tomorrow. I looked at the BBR one, it's nice but $169. I don't know how much the stock one is yet, I'll call in the morning. Anyway any of you have the Brown Brothers Racing one care to comment? Anybody else snap one? I read somewhere that Yamaha redesigned the part, can anybody confirm this?

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Chris in the Mojave

'98 YZ400F

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G'day Chris.

How did you snap the kickstarter? I am curious as I never really kick the bike that hard. in any case, a BBR or stock. Well, if there really is not that much in price, I would go for the BBR. Afterall, if you have broken it once, you may break it again. But, i would check the following;

Mount - Does it come complete with mount, pins, nuts, bolts, etc... If it does not, then you may break something else

Good luck and let me know what you find

Mitch

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The BBR's are known to break as well. Get the ProTec kick-starter it's really nice plus it's a little shorter so it spins the motor faster with the same speed kick, that way you don't need to kick as fast. http://www.pro-tecperformance.com/

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Mitch,

The '98 were known for breaking kickstarters. At the bottom of the lever casting is a "cup" that slides over a pin that is 90 deg. from the engine, mine failed in that cup. The cup split across from the retaining screw. I read somewhere that Yamaha redesigned the part to stop this. BBR built their's in responce to the problem but had problems as well. BBR added a stanless steel insert in the "Cup" in response to their breakage problems.

I tried the Pro-tech on a WR and didn't care for it. The reduction in leverage made it harder to start - IMHO.

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Chris in the Mojave

'98 YZ400F

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Motogreg, I don't have one, it was on another guys bike.

Pyroted, I kicked it about as many times as you did Saturday at the Check! (LOL)

I emailed you the whole story, try not to bust a gut laughing, I need you heathy for the GP :)

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Chris in the Mojave

'98 YZ400F

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