Who wants a bushing to convert to 04 specs.

46 replies to this topic
  • ddialogue

Posted February 07, 2004 - 04:12 PM


YamahaRichey...you keeping a running total? :) :D

  • yamaharichey

Posted February 08, 2004 - 01:13 PM


Oh yea DD, I count 20 so far. I just hope my machinst buddy gets going on this, he tends to be a bit unorganized. And I also hope Indy got the measuements right. You did didn't you Indy, Right? :)

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 08, 2004 - 01:22 PM


I did as best I could. I would make one and try it on yours just to be sure. But I got the measurements close and went to the nearest metric standard. I was within a 20 thousands of the standard. I would recommend that you have everyone send you a pre addressed stamped (3-37cent stamps) padded envelope with a five dollar bill for your bushing. This will make it a lot easier on you. I have my own shop that does a few hundred thousand dollars worth of business for me and I always get the "government" jobs done for free. :)

  • BajaFool

Posted February 08, 2004 - 03:20 PM


Indy_WR450 and YamahaRichey,
Just a thought on the material for the bushing. When I looked at PBDBlue's 2004 bike the bushing was steel(a magnet stuck to it). The last post that I read on this issue indicated that the thought was to make the bushing out of bronze. Has the machinist that is going to make the bushings made a decision on the appropriate material from which to make the bushing? Just curious. OK, now I'll go back to worrying about solving the problem of world hunger.

  • Machster

Posted February 08, 2004 - 04:07 PM


Count me in also!

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 08, 2004 - 06:51 PM


I think Yamaha made it out of steel since they dont use bronze oilite bushings and the starter is used so very little on our bikes. I did note that they put a groove in it for oil to lubricate the shaft in the bushing. It really does not matter which material is used but I would not use steel without an oil groove.

  • TWSimpson

Posted February 09, 2004 - 03:18 AM


Put me down for one. :)

  • yamaharichey

Posted February 09, 2004 - 04:56 PM


He's planning on using oil lite bronze with an oil grove, that seems to be the recommended choice.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 09, 2004 - 06:44 PM


Right on! That is the best and safest way to go! :) :D :D Great Job YamahaRichey! :D :D :D

  • live_to_ride

Posted February 09, 2004 - 08:48 PM


Methinks I would like to get one also. Thanks! :)

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  • TooFast

Posted February 13, 2004 - 05:01 AM


I'll take two...

  • SBK

Posted February 13, 2004 - 05:12 AM


Please include me in the list for the '04 upgrade bushing! Thanks for your efforts in taking this on, yamaharichey.

  • law_boy

Posted February 13, 2004 - 06:32 AM


I do! I do!


  • Valkman

Posted February 13, 2004 - 08:07 AM


Please add me to your list.. thanks :)

  • lightstorm

Posted February 13, 2004 - 11:18 AM


Yamaha Australia has the bushing available as a spare part and it's only about $3AUD dollars <font color="black"> You need to get your dealer to talk to the service dept.
i think the price of the tourque limiter has also been reduced in price

  • yamaharichey

Posted February 23, 2004 - 12:45 PM


Here's an update on the bushing, the guy said he should have one to test fit by tomorrow, he's not going to cut an oil groove until he makes sure the fit is right. I don't have my parts yet, so if one of you, like Indy WR450 has the parts, how about I mail you the bushing to make sure it fits? then if it does he will start pumping them out.

  • yamaharichey

Posted February 23, 2004 - 04:33 PM



  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 23, 2004 - 10:04 PM


Send me the bushing and I will take my idler out and press it in to my side case. I will not be able to get it out after I press it in. If it is oversize it will crack my case. I will be carefull and mic the O.D.
I will PM you my address so you can mail to me. :)

  • Mike_Hudson

Posted February 26, 2004 - 10:13 AM


Please put me down for a bushing.

  • blireef

Posted February 26, 2004 - 12:22 PM


Put me on the list! I'm in Baja right now but can have someone bring it down with the parts.. I've been using the kick starter all Winter, I removed the gears cause I didn't want to have a breakdown while I'm in Baja..


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