ahh i think i sheered the key finally
Posted June 06, 2004 - 05:53 AM
Posted June 06, 2004 - 05:58 AM
Posted June 06, 2004 - 10:06 AM
I have a 03'wr450 and have not had any problem with the woodruff key,I don't really care about the electric start if I remove the idler gear are you saying that I will not have any problems the the woodruff key?Any info on this would be great...Thanks donnie
Posted June 06, 2004 - 10:54 AM
Posted June 06, 2004 - 12:57 PM
Posted June 06, 2004 - 01:56 PM
This whole starter thing has been making me alittle crazy.I can't go out and ride with out it being on my mind the whole time,also I won't go very far from the house for fear of it shearing the key and me having push this big heavy azz bike home in the Phoenix heat.I feel so much better,do you think I should "lap" the crank and rotor too,or is that overkill?Thank god for "Thumper Talk".
Posted June 06, 2004 - 02:34 PM
Posted June 06, 2004 - 02:39 PM
Posted June 06, 2004 - 06:56 PM
One thing though. The starter can only be the cause of a sheared key while starting. If you don't have the button pushed then the starter motor will turn either way. Sheared keys from backfires or other reasons while riding had to come from incorrect taper fits or too light of torque on the rotor nut. The book specifys 47 ft lbs. I have checked mine a couple of times just to be safe.
I don't think that just removing the torque limiter gear and/or starter gaurantees you won't shear a key. If you haven't checked the flywheel nut torque, you might want to.
Posted June 08, 2004 - 01:00 PM