WR450 Starter Update '03 to '04 Part Numbers
Posted December 01, 2003 - 11:24 AM
Posted December 02, 2003 - 02:00 PM
Posted December 02, 2003 - 03:29 PM
Posted December 02, 2003 - 06:01 PM
Posted December 02, 2003 - 07:56 PM
Posted December 03, 2003 - 08:24 AM
Posted December 03, 2003 - 09:16 AM
does the backfire only do damage when using the button?
Posted December 03, 2003 - 09:39 AM
Posted December 06, 2003 - 07:13 PM
i wonder if this is caused by starter kick back,and if it is covered by yamaha.I know that when you crack you're case from the kick starter kicking back and breaking the starter stop that they won't cover it...can't talk to anyone at yamaha till tuesday!!
Posted December 07, 2003 - 09:35 AM
Maybe we can get Yamaha to give us all a good deal on the parts, rather than the $350 retail price. I have written a letter to the V.P. of Yamaha Motor Sports and asked him to help me.
Posted December 07, 2003 - 05:18 PM
Posted December 09, 2003 - 07:10 AM
Posted December 24, 2003 - 04:38 AM
My WR is in the shop for the fifth repair. 1) Woodruff key broken. 1A) Called me to bring the bike in per the service bulletin. 2.) Woodruff key bent enough to prevent the motor from running. 3.) Shop tech must not have tightened the starter gear attached to the back of the fly wheel allowing some of the bolts to back out and chew up my coil/stator. 4.) This time I took the bike to a different dealer after it lockup and quit running. The new tech claimed that the last tech did not loctite the fly wheel resulting in a broken center case and pages of other parts. 5) While on my fourth ride since the last repair I stop the motor to rest, when I tried to E-start it would not turn over. When I tried to kick start it the starter was stuck engaged. It’s back in the shop again. Yamaha has paid for the repairs, but how many more times must I be towed out of the woods. I'll tell you now! NOT ONE MORE TIME!!! I want a reliable $7,000+ dollar motorcycle! Not the piece of s^&*&^ I'm stuck with now. It's almost a week and I still have no word form the dealer confirming what failed this time. I will push this up to the top of Yamaha USA management. My last resort will be a lawyer!
Posted December 24, 2003 - 07:39 AM
He was so impressed with how Yamaha is handling this issue he went to the Honda dealer last week and bought his very first HONDA. He got a CRF450F. We rode the woods together and he says it turns a whole lot easier, and he luvs the bike... IF YAMAHA doesn't provide a "free" upgrade to the 04 model starter system, I will become a very loyal HONDA buyer....
Posted December 30, 2003 - 02:25 PM
Posted December 30, 2003 - 03:12 PM
Posted December 31, 2003 - 05:48 AM