I have been wondering about the possibility of making my 400ex a kickstart. I have read that the xr400 has the same engine and I know they came with a kickstart but dirtbikes kick backwards and four wheelers kick forwards due to the fender and rear tire. I've been looking online for a day or so and have seen a lot of forums and posts saying to just go buy a 450r or just have faith in the electric start but I want a kickstart for a couple reasons. One, I like kickstarts. Two, sometimes a battery will be a little low and just won't turn the starter enough to fire the engine up, especially with a high compression engine. I have a battery maintainer but if I'm out riding trails and am nowhere near electricity, what good does that do me? Any help or suggestions are welcome and definitely greatly appreciated!