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Broken kick start 07 yz290 f

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I just put a 290 kit on my 07 and was breaking it in when my kickstart shaft broke.Anyone else with this problem?,,,,,How hard to repair...price of a shaft?

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i broke mine. i also was runing a yz292f set up . your talking about the kicker leaver right? i tried welding it with a tig but it really didnt help it just started spider cracks

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The shaft is sold as an assembly that includes the kick lever return spring and a few other parts all in one.

You can order up the assembly online....not even $100 bucks maybe?

Then just carefully remove the side cover, swap it in, and replace the cover.

I bought a gasket for the side cover but didn't even need it. I've never taken a side cover off a motor before but it was pretty straight forward.

While its off check your cover for cracks. Mine had a small one right where the kickstart shaft goes through but it was small.

I kick the bike a little easier now...

Note - My local yamaha dealer quoted me $600 bucks for this job and warned me how tough it was. Yeah right!

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Im curious. How did this happen? Do you just jump on the kick starter? Or do you push down till there is resistance then kick it?

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It is the shaft not the kickstart.It was not wanting to start so was kicking it normal.Then it broke...nothing out of the ordinary.Should I hot start it all the time now ya think?....

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