2003 WR450F TPS Disconnect
Posted July 27, 2004 - 07:52 AM
Posted July 27, 2004 - 08:15 AM
Posted July 27, 2004 - 08:44 AM
I appreciate your input. The starter upgrade is my only reliable option? I'm not ready for a xr400 yet as I have to believe there are other non-tinker bikes in existence. This is actually a friend's bike and three of my other friends have them and have had no problem with there starters after the dealer fixed them last year in May. Just quessing, do you think the dealers did the upgrade last year and didn't share exactly what they did with my bud's bike so yamaha's reputation wouldn't get smeared? They told my buddies that they just lapped them back in and they have had 700 miles each with no problems. I looked at the photo's for the upgrade. I am at work so forgive me if I am missing something, but don't you have to pull the flywheel and replace it to upgrade it. Or does the torque limiter do all the fixing? Go easy on me!
Posted July 27, 2004 - 09:06 AM
Only takes about 15 minutes to do the upgrade and parts can be had for around $200.
Posted July 27, 2004 - 10:03 AM
Posted July 27, 2004 - 10:08 AM
Dont mess with Dave! He is the "Zen Master" around here!
Posted July 27, 2004 - 10:20 AM
Regarding the upgrade: It'll take 17 minutes if you're slow getting the aftermarket skid plate off. I was really quite suprised how quick it was.
I sheared only one key before the upgrade and that was one year to the day I bought my WR at just over 2,600 miles! I have almost 4k miles on it now and still going strong. NO TSB completed, either.
Posted July 27, 2004 - 12:13 PM