Am I The Only One With This Problem?
Posted June 23, 2004 - 06:28 AM
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Posted June 28, 2004 - 03:44 AM
I only had 2.3 miles on my bike when I had when my bike died. The woodruff key didn't shear, but it did bend a little, so everything was out of alignment and the bike wouldn't start. What was the true cause?? Lean backfire? Backed off rotor nut?? Both? Who the HELL knows, My bike would F(*&ing start! Pretty mad at the time, over it now.
Anyway, I upgraded to the 04 parts that they talk about in the post. I haven't had a problem since. And that's with 4 Harescramble races, plenty of stalls, and only using the electric start.
Posted June 29, 2004 - 03:14 AM
also someone said there was such a thing as GYt-r. how do you get in touch with them. [maybe you dont]
Posted June 30, 2004 - 03:30 PM
Posted July 07, 2004 - 03:52 AM
Posted July 07, 2004 - 04:15 AM
well i guess im the minority with this problem. still looking for feed back from persons with simular problem that thinks yamaha should stand good for this defect.
Let me start out by saying yes I think Yamaha should stand behind this problem. Will they? Very unlikely. This is an old subject rehashed. Last year when all the '03 starter problems began occuring there was a significant campaign by owners to get Yamaha to acknowledge the defect. It was largely unsuccesful. Other than the "lap & loctite TSB" (which IMO did more harm than good) Yamaha has been unwilling to help the '03 owners. Honda has done a similar thing with the valve issues on the CRF450/250's. The truth is that none of the manufacturers stand behind their off-road products because they don't have to. The NTSB does not regulate OHV's but if these were street bikes they would be all over the mfrs. The fact is that the wr/yz 4xx's have been very reliable with the exception of the '03 WR. Personally I'd be nervous as hell riding an '03 knowing that it is just a matter of time before it will fail and with my luck it would be 30 miles from nowhere. I know it's distasteful but my advice is upgrade to the '04 starter parts (~$250) and ride it. The '04 is a great bike and with the upgraded parts I'm sure that the '03 is as well.
Posted July 07, 2004 - 06:14 AM
Posted July 07, 2004 - 09:08 AM
The '04 is a great bike and with the upgraded parts I'm sure that the '03 is as well.
I totally agree!
Posted July 07, 2004 - 09:38 AM
Posted July 07, 2004 - 04:22 PM
Would the starter upgrade have done anything to save these bikes that have had the rotor bolts back out? Wouldn't you also need to make sure you have the longer bolts installed in the rotor?