Merry Xmas from Yamaha - WR450 cracked side case!
Posted December 14, 2003 - 01:52 PM
I've resigned myself that I'm going to have to take care of this myself. My questions are if the parts listed in the 03 to 04 conversion thread are still valid and what the availability is for them. Also has anyone tried the conversion ye? I did a search but didn’t come up with much install info.
Posted December 14, 2003 - 02:46 PM
Posted December 14, 2003 - 05:58 PM
Posted December 15, 2003 - 10:02 AM
Posted December 15, 2003 - 01:17 PM
sounds like your dealer talked to his local rep. that's the same line mine got. no known problem, what a crock. are they really affraid of the internet? cyberphobic? you'd think they might want to know why people are ordering all these parts.
go down a couple of threads. there is one posted awhile back about a letter to yamaha. i brought it back up because it seems a few more people are finding broken parts.
Posted December 15, 2003 - 03:14 PM
If your going to remove the starter i noticed that yamaha makes a plug for the hole but onlye lists it for the quad This is the PN-GYT-5TG07-50-00 $25
Here is a shot of where mine broke.
Posted December 15, 2003 - 06:00 PM
I’m not even considering the 04 conversion until I find out more info on the install success into the 03 bikes. A different dealer I went to today said that the 04 side cover was listed as unavailable, which is even more confusing and contradictory information than already posted by other members. An off handed comment from the parts guy was that the Yamaha Raptors (four stroke quads) have a lot of starter drive failures also.
That is EXACTLY what my side case FAILURE looks like. But hey, it’s not a known problem!