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Old 10-31-2014, 08:01 AM   #1
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DT250 kick starter search

A buddy has a 77 DT250 with a broken kicker base and missing the lever arm too. In searching for a replacement I'm seeing ebay ads suggesting any from 72-79 will fit, also RD250/350 and TX500 as well. Anyone know for sure, searching just the 1977 DT for that seems to be a bit rare in the usual places.

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Old 11-02-2014, 01:53 AM   #2
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May I suggest.....

........ taking a look around your local motorcycle scrapyard? I'd be willing to bet that most all - if not all - Yamaha kickstart shafts are the same in diameter and spline. If yer wanting function, and don't need an exact restoration match, you may find several that would do the trick. Something else Japanese might work fine as well.

I used to mix/match Suzuki parts for my racer's rearsets all the time. Good luck.
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:01 AM   #3
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........ taking a look around your local motorcycle scrapyard? I'd be willing to bet that most all - if not all - Yamaha kickstart shafts are the same in diameter and spline.
kinda - most 250/360/400 are the same diameter and spline from that era. the 100/125/175 are mostly the same also. the only real difference is the pinch bolt orientation and if it swivels at the knuckle or at the top.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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The arm is discontinued from Yamaha but the base is available for $35 or so online.
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:12 PM   #5
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The arm is discontinued from Yamaha but the base is available for $35 or so online.
Another thought.... go visit your local Yammy dealer with a 6-pack of good beer, about an hour from closing some Saturday afternoon. Ask the parts manager - very politely - to look up the part OEM number on YDS, and get the applications list. That way, you'll KNOW what parts will fit from e-bay, or the local junkyard.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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Or you could just click me.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:45 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, I've passed this all along to my friend.
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