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UPGRADING 2001 KICKSTARTER

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All, I just wanted to report back on a little upgrade I did yesterday.  My OEM 2001 kicker was sloppy and I was tearing up my boot kicking into the peg every time.  I did some research and found that (supposedly all) a yz450f kicker would fit and be longer/farther from the bike.   I scored a NEW take off from a 2016 yz450 and I'm happy to report it bolts right on!

I'm also running an IMS tank, and I figured because the stocker fit into a pocket in the tank, I would have to do some 'massaging' to make it fit, but NO!  the '16 kicker also jogs outboard at just the right spot such that it clears everything like magic!  

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Great info!

I've been enjoying an older 450 kicker on my 2000 but had to modify it to not touch the tank.

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Just a note: All YZ400/426/450 F kick-start levers EXCEPT 2003 will fit. The 2003 had a smaller kick shaft, so the kicker has a hole that's too small to use on the pre-2002 YZ 2-strokes.

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