New guy info & Throttle stop screw question
Posted August 06, 2004 - 06:10 AM
I have looked all over & tried to find an actual length for the '04 YZ450 throttle stop screw & have'nt had any results. Most people say to just cut the unthreaded portion of the WR screw off & that's it, but I've also seen some posts about problems with cutting it too short (or maybe they left it out alltogether?).
Does anyone know what the length of the cut screw should be? Or do I just dremel off the unthreaded portion & call it good?
Posted August 06, 2004 - 07:16 AM
Posted August 06, 2004 - 07:51 AM
"Take the throttle stop out and throw it at a target, then pick it up and deposit it in a clearly marked recycle bin. One can never be too careful with things that might harm our environment. Then head over to your Yamaha dealer and get an YZ426~450 throttle stop part# 5JG-14591-00-00. This stop is shorter in length and will let you achieve full throttle."
Has anyone on here bought the YZ throttle stop & measured it?
Posted August 06, 2004 - 12:22 PM
Posted August 06, 2004 - 02:32 PM
Posted August 12, 2004 - 10:16 AM
I called my dealer & asked the guy in the service department if they had a service bulletin that gave the length of the YZ throttle stop for '04, as I had bought a WR from them a few weeks ago & would like to know how much of the screw to cut off. He said, "I've never heard of anybody doing that to the '04. We have several guys around here & none of them have done it that I know of... Anyway, I was told I'm not supposed to give that information out because it's a liability." I then asked if he knew if there were different part #'s for the 04 WR & YZ screws, & he transferd me to parts, where I sat on hold for 10 minutes & finally hung up. Funny thing about his comments was that the owner of the shop (who I should have called, I suppose) told me to cut all of the un-threaded portion of the screw off back when I bought the bike.
Is anybody on really good terms with their local Yamaha Dealer?
I'm now begning to see why people have just ordered the YZ part, even when it costs $15-$20.
Edit: I was able to determine that the 04 WR & YZ do indeed have different part #'s thanks to the Yamaha Online Parts Catalog.
Posted August 12, 2004 - 01:15 PM
Posted August 13, 2004 - 04:11 AM
BTW, I see you're in brentwood, where do you do most of you're riding? Most everyone I know goes to Flat River, St Joe, or some place in Coulterville, IL.
Posted August 13, 2004 - 05:39 AM
Or don't do anything, I have to believe that the stock bike is fast enough for your alley!!
Posted August 13, 2004 - 02:49 PM
as far as where i ride, i try to stay away from st.joe except in the winter. i do try to help with the enduro and hare scrambles down there so i can ride outside of the park some. i like to ride down at sutton's bluff near centerville. (that's where you need the plate) the club i'm part of has 600+ acres southwest of potosi i've been trying to get to when i can. (yes, it open to the public) stuff like that.
if you'd like to p.m. me, i'd be happy to give you my number. i can help you with some set-up stuff and the club property is open next weekend. a good investment, right off the top, is the gytr exhaust insert. it's about $40. the bike runs alot better than stock and it won't make your ears bleed.
Posted August 16, 2004 - 05:35 AM
As far as the gyt-r insert, I had been looking at it & the Pro Moto billet insert, but was kinda holding off, as I was going to try & get a OEM YZ exhaust, but I hear they don't have spark arrestors in them. I don't know if this is that big of a deal around here or not, but I'd be a bit pissed if I showed up somewhere to ride & they told me no 'cause my can did'nt have a screen in it. You work at Sunnen, eh? I grew up & went to high-school in maplewood (not that I'm super proud of that ). I might be trying to ride somewhere this weekend if some stuff I ordered shows up, otherwise it'll probably have to wait 'till next weekend, dunno yet. Some other guys I know from Speedzilla.com (met them through Midwest Motard in '03) were talkng about heading to coulterville, IL this weekend or next, so who knows yet. I'll shoot you a PM & we can swap #'s.
Posted August 16, 2004 - 04:33 PM