1 suggestion. The mechanical seal behind the water pump impeller is easily damaged and I would suggest that you just buy a new one. I replaced my flywheel without replacing the mech. seal and as soon as I cranked it the seal went out. I believe you can fix this by just applying a little antifreeze to the seal for lubrication before you put the impeller back on. Otherwise you will be pulling the cover back off to replace the seal anyways. So you can try to lube the seal you have or go ahead with a new one ($12) and I lubed my new one when I put it in too.
yeah i've had to replace mine before as well... for all others to keep from this happening - hold the start button down and give it a lil gas before letting off. When you left of the too quick thats when the kickback occurs.
A forum community dedicated to Off Road Powersport owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, reviews, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Open to anything that slings mud Including Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki.