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Get guys I have a 2003 yz450f that I flat track an ice race the other day I went to kick start it an the kick starter was stuck down so I pulled the kick starter assembly an found that the shaft an the rachet gear were both busted. Anyone else see this???

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Thanks for info! This is my first yamaha for ice racing. An when I went to look at it I could barely kick it over, Iam not a little guy either are these bikes always a pain to kick over? It likes alittle throttle to fire but if it doesant start the kick starter really bites you!! Lol. Has a ton if mods cld that be the reason. Fuel is a 110 renagade

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As far as starting goes, my '03 always liked just a tiny bit of throttle when it was cold, but you are in a much colder environment.  You should consider bumping the starter jet to a larger size, even if you've already gone to a larger pilot.  I believe the stock starter is around a #70; I'd try an 80.

 

The other thing that may not be helping is the fuel.  You have no need whatever of that much octane unless you're running more than 13.5:1 compression.  Race fuels will usually give you a little power gain even if you don't really need the octane to avoid detonation, but depending on how the fuel was blended to boost the octane, some HO fuels can make the bike hard to start in really cold weather.

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