HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Lawrence162s

Broken kick starter shaft 03 YZ450F

8 posts in this topic

This weekend in Pismo I went to kick the bike, it wasn't happy so it kicked back, and the shaft sheered off...anyway my question is How much fun am I going to have fixing this? I've only replaced springs etc. on 2 strokes before.

Thanks for your help,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes the shaft that goes into the motor, it sheered in half about 1/4" outside of the case...the kick itself is fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if you go by your manual, you shouldnt have any trouble replacing the shaft. just remember to pay close attention to how things come apart. hope this helps.

welcome to tt! :confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive just done this also!

i bought a used 06 model shaft thinking it was the same but it wasnt. the 06 was thicker/stronger so i suppose yamaha knew it was a problem and beefed it up in later years. ive since bought a new 03 shaft.

pretty easy, you have to take off your entire clutch and the kick shaft almost falls out, simply replace and put the clutch back together. takes about 30 minutes if you have the tools.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check the part number on the shaft assembly. The original 5TA-15601-00-00 was problematic from the beginning and was replaced by the 5XD-15601-00-00. I believe that either the 5TA was upgraded in production, or the assembly was superseded with the 5XD.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0