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Old 07-05-2015, 03:18 PM
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Default 2006 KFX 400 starting and gear issues

Ok so last fall I bought myself a 2006 kfx 400. It ran flawless all winter through early this summer. Recently, it has been having starting problems. When I start it, it does not sound normal and it sometimes takes a little to get it started. It is starting to get worse so I don't want to ruin it... On the other topic, when I drive low second gear (haven't driven low in any other gear), it tends to make a knocking and clicking sound kinda like something is bouncing around. But it only does it in low second gear. Any help or advice is appreciated
 
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:40 PM
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Update: just took the beast for a spin and I turned it off to look at fish... Tried to start it and it was wasn't kicking in to start. It was just making a ringing noise and nothing else. I waited a few minutes then started it and it fired right up. Is it the starter? I'm not too advanced so I don't know if it could be that.
 
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:51 PM
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Yes, it does sound like your starter, probably the solenoid. As far as hard starting, you may need to do a valve adjustment. If you don't have a service manual, you need to get one.
 
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:45 PM
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is a valve adjustment something that I should get a pro to do it? Or is that something that is actually really easy and simple to do?
 
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:33 PM
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It depends on how mechanically inclined you are and what kind of tools you have. As I stated previously, you need to get yourself a service manual if you plan on hanging on to your KFX. A valve adjustment is a pretty simple thing. It is usually more troublesome getting to the valves due to everything that has to be removed to get to them. Do a search on YouTube. You should be able to find something, then you can decide if you want to try it on your own.
 
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