Posted February 07, 2004 - 02:25 PM
Now,when I start the bike cold,my water pump leaks out the weep hole. I don't even have 200 miles on it!!! It's brand new! I must to get rid of this bike.How can I sell this piece of crap if it leaks when it's started?
Dump more money into it?... Right. What's next? Yamaha sucks.
I know I'm not the only guy out there with this problem.
I will never buy another Yamaha.
Posted February 07, 2004 - 02:48 PM
Posted February 07, 2004 - 03:02 PM
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Posted February 07, 2004 - 05:23 PM
I have an '03 wr450,bought new in August.After the key sheared at about 100 miles,I was very nervous to ride alone,so I didn't ride much,only with friends.
I decided to sell the bike because I didn't trust it.So today while cleaning it up and detailing it to sell it,I notice this coolant leak! Only 200 miles on it!
Also,I am very picky when it comes to maintenance.So that is not an issue.
Who is going to buy a bike that leaks when it is started?
It's a fast bike,powerful,handles,good brakes,etc.,etc.
Maybe I got a lemon. (one of many, I bet!)
Posted February 08, 2004 - 04:31 AM
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Posted February 13, 2004 - 05:23 AM
...But point of my story is I haven't had one single non rider induced problem.
That's because you skipped the '03. Had you purchased an '03 model, you'd probably be singing a different tune.
There was probally 10,000 Yamahas sold last year and yes there was a problem, but there are a lot more guys not complaining, cause theirs is great!
I personally know two guys with WR450's that have had woodruff key problems that aren't members of TT. I wonder if we haven't heard of more failures simply because guys like them aren't members of the TT family?
Posted February 15, 2004 - 04:00 AM
It is one fine bike. I bet they won't have WOODRUFF KEY problems.
It too is a 1st model year and it may not have a key issue but rest assure it will have some issue of sorts, just look at the 1st CRF450 ie. valves burning .If you are that fed up w/your 03 you can always get an 04
Posted February 15, 2004 - 06:11 AM
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Posted February 15, 2004 - 10:07 AM
The 04 upgrade is holding up so far. I have been out 5 times since I have done the conversion without issues. I am concerned about the gears holding up over the long haul beacause the engagement is marginal at best. The 04 upgrade looks to be a bandaid fit rather than starting with a whole redesign of the entire starter mechanism. Good news is that we can retro. Good news is that we dont have to carry spare woodruff keys and our tool box with us on rides. Overall I recommend every one upgrade. I was one of the original members with no issues and I was not going to upgrade until PDBlue and EugeneOR analized the upgrade and determined it to make sense.