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Old 01-14-2004, 02:47 AM
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hey woody, what about the starter? is it still givin you problems,

also, you can get rid of stress marks , just wave a heat gun on the stress marks and viola! the stress marks will fade
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Old 01-14-2004, 03:08 AM
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What do you mean is my starter still giving me problems?? I've never had any problems. My bike has always started right up, except when I left the key on for a week, then I just charged the battery back up and it's been great since. Maybe you're thinking of one of my Raptors, I did have to replace the one way gear on it.

I've heard of that heat gun trick, but never tried it.

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Old 01-14-2004, 03:09 AM
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To my knowledge my bro hasn't have a lick of trouble with his starter?
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Old 01-14-2004, 03:13 AM
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i was sure it was the 450, i thought i heard a couple of you guys complaining about the starter, after you run the 450 really hard and turn it off, it doesn't want to start right away and that you had to let it cool before it would start again something about the starter swelling and not engaging(?) , maybe i got it wrong,but i am sure it was the 450

and the heat gun trick works wonders, i heard you can use a hair dryer, but i use a heat gun and it fades the stress marks right out, my buddy did it on his honda and he said it works great, just be careful not to melt your plastic

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Old 01-14-2004, 03:37 AM
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That is correct there were like 2 guys that had the problem. We decided it was heat related. They were both idling and shut down then tried to start it back up.
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Old 01-14-2004, 03:40 AM
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i know if i ever purchased a 4wheeler for my wife?, that would be the one.
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:12 AM
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i was sure it was the 450, i thought i heard a couple of you guys complaining about the starter, after you run the 450 really hard and turn it off, it doesn't want to start right away and that you had to let it cool before it would start again something about the starter swelling and not engaging(?) , maybe i got it wrong,but i am sure it was the 450

and the heat gun trick works wonders, i heard you can use a hair dryer, but i use a heat gun and it fades the stress marks right out, my buddy did it on his honda and he said it works great, just be careful not to melt your plastic
I'd heard of some starting problems on some YFZ sites, but they were few and far between and seem to have died out. I personally have had no issues whatsoever.
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:35 AM
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don't get me wrong woody, starter prob or not i want one-lol
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:55 AM
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I've had my YFZ since November and have not noticed any starter problems either. I ride it pretty hard and have not had any problems. I not sure what people's definition of this problem is. Here is what I have noticed: When cold fires up immediately; when really hot it turns over a few times but still fires up. I have not had a problem with it ever not cranking. It's a high compression four stroke and everyone I have ever ridden took a little more effort to crank when hot (My KTM, CRF, YZF). I will say that I love the blue color but it shows stress marks and the clear coat is gone in months. I am thinking of doing the plastic renew thing and using Clear Guards clear plastic film covering to make everything pretty again. My YZ250's blue plastic did the exact same thing.
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