"WR450 Woodruff Key Problem is SOLVED" -
Posted January 09, 2004 - 11:08 PM
He said, "The Woodruff Key problem is solved. Since we posted the Tech Bulletin the letters stopped coming in." and "We have no plans to do anything furthur. We haven't seen any failures of any WR450 after it was serviced to the TECH BULLETIN specs"
Well either you guys on this site are all telling a story, or Yamaha is lying to us.
He also said that they count only letters. They don't count phone calls. So if you haven't written Yamaha, you can blame yourselves for their lack of response.
Posted January 10, 2004 - 05:03 AM
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Posted January 10, 2004 - 10:19 AM
I knew what there answer was going to be. I ordered the 04 parts and will get to them on my first failure. Meanwhile I am going to keep trucking on the 03 design.
Posted January 10, 2004 - 04:42 PM
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Posted January 14, 2004 - 10:43 PM
there i was, checking out alabama's post about his contact with jim owens of yamaha. damned if the mail man didn't deliver a letter from the same mr. owens." "he does seem to be hung up on the idea that the woodruff key is the problem... he wrote "...yamaha does not recommend modifying your unit away from it's stock configuration." he's kidding right? we're dirt bikers! it's what we do!
Hey mtra, Strange he sent you a letter too cause he told me that mine was the only one he had received. You probably figured out that Jim Owens is a marketing guy and not technical at all. He didn't know what loctite was, but he can tell us that it fixed the problem. <ul type="square"> I am tired of this BS, and if it is not addressed by the time the HONDA CRF250X comes out, I will be riding RED, HONDA RED , thats HONDA, Mr Owens. [/list]
Posted January 15, 2004 - 08:50 AM
If you are paranoid about your bike breaking, buy some 04 parts, fix it yourself and for goodness sake, FEEL BETTER.
Posted January 15, 2004 - 10:55 AM
I've had no failure yet (300 miles or so), but I cannot fault a fellow owner for feeling "shafted" for lack of care by Yamaha.
What Yamaha says:
What many wish Yamaha would do:
Posted January 15, 2004 - 05:41 PM
Posted January 16, 2004 - 08:25 PM
When you buy your first car I am sure you won't complain when the transmission falls out after 500 miles. A design defect is a design defect, and eventually all bikes will be effected. For some it may be 5 years from now, for others it will be sooner. Yamaha knows this. They have moles on this site, maybe you are one of them.
Posted January 17, 2004 - 07:01 AM
Posted January 21, 2004 - 12:08 PM
How can you say Yamaha hasn’t done anything, they offered a fix. They changed some parts for 2004. They have replaced parts on several people’s bikes after their warranty period is up. You whine about a problem that the rest of us have fixed and are very pleased with our bikes. The way you rant on and on, it is no wonder you request to Yamaha has fallen on deaf ears. You don’t have a problem, you are asking for hundreds of dollars worth of parts because you have no problem, give us all a break and put yourself in their shoes. You are going to corporate Yamaha with a story that pits your highly imprecise statistics & prices verses their engineers and technicians.
I will try to understand that your guard is up since I more or less said shut up, but what does a transmission in a car at 500 miles have to do with anything. If I had a problem, then I would address it in a professional manner, starting with my dealer and working my way up. You seem to think you can just jump over the chain of command and get answers. I am glad that Yamaha has told you there is nothing they can do for you, it just confirms that they are a corporation that won’t get rooked and drive their costs up.
Moles, I can only suspect that you are watching too much reality TV, get out and ride.
Posted January 21, 2004 - 12:26 PM