wr400 f electric start???

My bike is a 1998 wr400fk.

I have owned it since day one.

It has a right side case with an additional part of the casting that could be for an electric start.

It is in right place for a starter.

this part of the casting has a machined surface (ready for a gasket) but does not have the mounting holes drilled or tapped.

is this part on my bike also used somewhere else in the yamaha line or is this a prototype???

My bike was the first one the dealer got.

Does anyone else have this same case?

I have never seen another one, neither has any dealer I have shown it to.

maybe it's the Doug Henry prototype???


'99 WZ with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action (and then fixed by me), OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, carb mods by Jim Dean, Andy in OZ, & Sir "Taffy" from Jolly Old England, AMA, NESC.

Real funny but no help.

I have often wondered about the machined surface you are refering to. Maybe they plan on using the engine in a quad later on (like the xr400 motor has electric start in EX400 quad form). I'll send the fine folks at Yamaha an e-mail and see if they respond.


Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.

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