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Woodruff or Starter Clutch Let Go?

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I've had the 450 for 6 weeks now but haven't riden it much as too much rain in Houston area and I knew that the key issue wasn't sorted plus a bunch of MX by my son - so only 31 miles. Pushing 5 miles with my leg isn't an option...

Been starting it with the kick - but yeaterday hit the button and it started and then backfired/died. Hit the button again and just spinning at the starter - but not turning over the engine. After 31 years on Yamaha I might be sorry that I didn't just keep the 426 or go to KTM on this one!

Is this the way yours was or sounds like the starter isn't engaging. I really like my dealer - Texas Yamaha - and it kept me from going the Orange - but when I tool it in they didn't want to work on lapping the crank/key as no gaskets. etc were available - and probably still aren't.

My frame is 00755. Will be at Yamaha tomorrow.

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Ignition cover gasket is available. My dealer wouldn't do TBS repair without it. Got it back on Friday and rode Sun. for 25 miles and no problems. :)

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