WR450 Side Cover Removal

7 replies to this topic
  • cwareham

Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:16 PM


Need a hand removing the side cover on my WR450F (I'm replacing the stator and regulator after the issue I reported a few weeks ago.)

I've got what I think are all of the bolts out, and I can't get the cover off. Before I get 'less ginger' with it, I wanted to make sure there's not a trick I'm missing.

Surprised that there's nothing on youtube showing this...let me know if there's a channel that doesn't show up well on search.


  • Itsbroken

Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:26 PM


There is one bolt behind the starter gear. Remove the two bolts, pry off the gear cover and the gear will fall out. Then you will see the bolt.

  • Itsbroken

Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:28 PM


One more thing, be carefull when you put the cover back on to get it fully seated before applying torque to the bolts or the cover will crack pretty easy.

  • cwareham

Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:33 PM


Got it, thanks! Sneaky :).

Anything I need to be paying attention to as I swap the stator? I bought the trail tech unit, and I'm trying to figure out why they want me to install an ignition jumper....


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  • cwareham

Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:01 PM


All buttoned up. Need oil and a filter, and I'll be ready to try it out. Fingers crossed.


  • MaxPower

Posted July 15, 2013 - 01:26 PM


The torq bolts ( funny star shaped heads) that holds the stator on were really tight. I used a hammer impact wrench to get them loose. To me the felt like they were going to round out the holes. Then id have another project I don't want to do

  • cwareham

Posted July 15, 2013 - 01:41 PM


I had to lean on them a little bit, but they came out.

  • cwareham

Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:34 PM


All back together and charging like a champ! Stoked.



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