Uh-Oh my bike won't roll backwards!
Posted November 20, 2003 - 07:53 PM
It just jams up and won't go backwards! The clutch has no effect. I don't hear any noise. It seams to be happening more often.
Posted November 20, 2003 - 08:59 PM
Its the crummy starter
Damn that harsh since this starter is manufactured by the "Leg Strong" industry. His sig says its a 98 WR
Is it just happening in gear or when its out of gear also?
I would check your wheel bearings, torq on the rear wheel, rear wheel alignment, that the sprockets are both on correctly, the chain guide still has material left.
If it does it only when in gear you may have something going on in the tranny if all the rest of this checks out.
Posted November 21, 2003 - 12:01 PM
Yamahas have a nasty habit of sucking the shock mud flap into the tire when you roll the bike backwards. That can an will lock up the rear wheel. When I run my big 18" tire for off-road it does it all the time.
Posted November 21, 2003 - 01:07 PM
Posted November 21, 2003 - 04:56 PM
I plan to pull the chain and make shure the problem is in front of the driver sprocket. I am guessing it is between there and the clutch since it does not free up when I pull the clutch.
I am getting damn tired of working on this thing. I know it's old but I had heard they were reliable. I've had it one season and have done valve work, sucked up a broken throttle plate, new piston and rings, a couple of other broblems, now this!
I guess you gotta pay to play!
Posted November 21, 2003 - 06:35 PM
Good luck, hope it doesn't get too expensive....
Posted November 24, 2003 - 08:45 PM
I figure I am going in so I would like to be as prepared as possible.
I wonder what else I should do? If I'm gonna' go this deep I might as well do what I can. I'll look at the clutch and inspect everything that the manual suggests but If any of y'all have been here before or have heard of something I should look at or replace while I'm in there please let me know.
Posted November 25, 2003 - 03:04 AM
One "Special Tool" that really comes in handy is a strap wrench. It works GREAT for clutch hubs if you are like me and yank off the countershaft, chain, rear wheel BEFORE loosening up those clutch hub bolts!
BTW, my first, unfortunate guess would be it is in your transmission (them broken parts you replaced that may be floating around...???). But as mentioned already, check the EASY stuff first. It beats splitting the cases.