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Jenko

Yamaha Kodiak 400 - Starter Bearing Problems

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Hi All

i have a 2000 Kodiak 400 that seems to have a starter bearing problem and i would like to confirm it with your help.

the electric start works but does not engage the drive shaft. the bike however it will start with the pull starter. little hard on the arm tho. i have removed the pull starter and the staiter but at this stage am having trouble getting the flywheel off with out a puller to do the the work (any hints gratefully accepted). i have done this to check the one way starter bearing. If you could help me i would be greatful.

Thanks Jenko :skeptic:

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Hi All

i have a 2000 Kodiak 400 that seems to have a starter bearing problem and i would like to confirm it with your help.

the electric start works but does not engage the drive shaft. the bike however it will start with the pull starter. little hard on the arm tho. i have removed the pull starter and the staiter but at this stage am having trouble getting the flywheel off with out a puller to do the the work (any hints gratefully accepted). i have done this to check the one way starter bearing. If you could help me i would be greatful.

Thanks Jenko :skeptic:

Jenko, in order to remove the flywheel you will probably have to either buy a Flywheel puller:

P/N. YM-01404, 90890-01404 or use that part number look at the photo of one and make one yourself. The link below is one that for sell on ebay. Hope This Helps, Whip

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Whip

Thanks heaps.

i rang an old mate of mine who has a bike shop, they suggested a harmonic balance puller could do the job. ... it worked a treat. the bearing is definately worn and so is the drive gear. replacing both.

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Whip

Thanks heaps.

i rang an old mate of mine who has a bike shop, they suggested a harmonic balance puller could do the job. ... it worked a treat. the bearing is definately worn and so is the drive gear. replacing both.

Jenko, I'm glad to hear you got the flywheel off and now are on your way to getting the atv all fixed up right!

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