I need advise on buying a WR450 2003 !!!!
Posted April 25, 2004 - 10:57 AM
I am looking at buying a WR450 2003 this week. It has 1300kms on the clock and looks very tidy. Alot of aftermarket stuff such as Pipe,disks, graphics,bash plate. What problems should I look for ?????
Posted April 25, 2004 - 11:12 AM
Posted April 25, 2004 - 01:12 PM
I have one of the first 03 WR450's sold in SoCal. I never touched the flywheel and I have had perfect service out of the bike. I agree that there has been a problem with several bikes, but I think there are tons more that have been problem free. If he has 1300kms without it breaking, then you should be fine.
Posted April 26, 2004 - 05:49 PM
Posted April 26, 2004 - 05:59 PM
Posted April 26, 2004 - 07:56 PM
Posted April 27, 2004 - 04:15 AM
Posted May 23, 2004 - 05:43 AM
I also have over 3000 miles on mine without any problem, no updates to starter or flywheel. if it has gone 1300 miles problem free then I wouldnt worry about it. Just my opinion.
Mine went 2,600 miles before shearing it's first woodruff key!! My advice would be to definitely upgrade the starter parts (especially if the Yamaha TSB has been done on it) and pack a spare woodruff key and tools to replace it on the trail, if necessary.
Remember Murphy's law...if you have it with you you'll never need it and vice versa..