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Suzuki Kick Starter kit for Kawasaki KLX400?

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I found a lot of posts about adding a kickstarter to an electric start KLX or DRZ, but couldn't find my specific question.

I just bought a Suzuki kick start kit for the DRZ400 "E" model. Will that kit work for my 2003 KLX400 "SR"? I understand that the decompression parts won't fit, but will the rest of the kit work? I guess I should've asked BEFORE I bought the kit, but better late than never, right? :lol:

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It will fit fine, you don't need the de compression parts. They only work with the E head anyway.

I think you have a street leagal KLX like the S model DRZ.

The KLX 400 is the same bike as the DRZ 400, I think all the parts are interchangable.

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It will work fine (without the decomp kit). Most of the time I don't use it anyway. IIRC your S has autodecompression built in to cams already. It is easy to kick over.

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Like the others have said, you won't use the decomp parts, but the rest fit like they were made for it - as they were, since the KLX400 is nothing more than a DRZ with green plastic. Did an internet search on my VIN and it came back as Suzuki.

I put the same kick kit on my KLX400R last winter. I went ahead and put the decomp on since it helps these old legs. Comforting to have it when you're riding back in the mountains. :lol:

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Thanks for the input - I just wanted to make sure before I started taking it apart.

I've never had an offroad bike without a kick starter, and I prefer my street bikes to have them as well. I was quite surprised when I noticed the SR didnt' have one, especially with the tiny battery it has. The electric start is really nice - when it works. I've never owned a motorcycle with any type of decompression, so I really won't miss it. Now to find the time to install the kit...

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BTW - I found a kit on eBay for under $200, shipped. It was the cheapest I could find. Here's the link if anyone is interested.

Kicker Kit

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