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2/22/2019 3:01 PM

I need some help identifying the issue I had.

I had been getting some compression kick back while trying to start the bike off and on for almost a year that i've owned the bike - then finally one day getting ready to ride I kicked the bike over and it kicked back and something within the kick start mechanism rebounded so hard that it cracked my case.

I know this is not the first time this has happened. Can anyone help identify this for me and if you had any luck getting help from Honda resolving this issue. Seems like a design flaw - and a shit load of money to fix.


2/22/2019 6:44 PM

You will need to replace the case.
I would suggest that you need to look into the cause of the kick back.
It is normally caused incorrect cam timing due to worn timing chain and or incorrect valve clearances.

Paw Paw


2/26/2019 10:03 AM

I heard Honda was paying for new case halves and labor on 2yo bikes. It's worth a shot to call the dealer.


3/11/2019 4:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/11/2019 4:53 AM


2012 CRF250R
2012 CRF450R
2017 CRF450R

3/11/2019 8:49 AM

When you kick are you giving it any throttle? This will cause the motor to kick back.


11/8/2019 6:24 PM

Hey Ben I’ve had the same issue with my 2017 Crf450r. I’m currently in a battle with Honda About getting this fixed