Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

99'yz400 cant kick it

Recommended Posts

My friend has a 99' Yz400 when he try to start the bike he cant kick it.it is not moveing. Only way to start it if he pull the hot start and move the kick arm down a little and let the hot start go and now we can kick it and will start.

Any idea? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! but in the vid he can push down the kick arm without puling in that . arm on the handlebar. On his 1st pull arm on the handlebar,2nd push down the kick arm, 3rd let the arm come up, and kick it. Is that normal? Way we cant kickit down at 1st time? My 06'450 is not like that. BUT THANKS THE VID I WILL SEND IT TO HIM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your '06 has automatic decompression, the 426 has manual decompression by means of the compression release lever (the one you thought was a hot start).

Watch the vid again. You can turn the engine without the compression release only up to a point then it will stop. Normal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my bike kicked over exzact same way, now it wont kick i go to do the final kick and theres a hard spot halfway down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that miught be it,but im pretty sure i jus go like an inch like always.is there anything else that would do that.it used to work great

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy crap, why didn't I watch these videos BEFORE taking my new-to-me 400 to the track instead of after........I wasted so much time and energy getting the thing started yesterday :thinking: My right leg is killing me today from all the kicking :smirk:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×