04 torque limiter seisure...
Posted March 01, 2004 - 08:45 AM
I just finished talking with a coworker who's got an 04 WR450 (never ridden with him but we chat often about dirt bikes.) He's out on his second ride on his new 04 wr when the bike makes a clunking noise and the motor locks up. It won't start and he can't kick it over. He puts it in nuetral and pushes it a mile back to the truck. This bike had 36 miles on it! Dealer pulled the cover to find that the torque limiter appeared to be seized up and had galled the flywheel teeth and the starter teeth. The woodruff key was not sheared off! They pulled the torque limiter out and kicked the bike over and it fired up!
He also mentioned the dealer put a torque wrench on the new limiter and it broke free at 110ft-lbs!! The dealer said it was breaking free at 25ft-lbs. after that initial torquing. Should I try to see where mine breaks free when my parts arrive before installing them? Remember, I have a fragile 03 model.
Posted March 01, 2004 - 09:03 AM
Posted March 01, 2004 - 09:25 AM
If removing the torque limiter free's it up then something is definitely wrong with the one way clutch/flywheel. Hmmm...
That may be what the dealer was referring to. I spoke with my friend and he confirmed the dealer definitely told him the torque limiter though. It doesn't suprise me a bit that this particular dealer got it wrong.
Posted March 01, 2004 - 09:45 AM
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