WR450F starter motor.
Posted August 24, 2004 - 07:35 PM
Posted August 24, 2004 - 07:40 PM
Posted August 24, 2004 - 08:49 PM
Yamaha has done nothing to help the starter situation
As far as the '03 goes your right on the money. Fortunately they fixed the '04 and so far it has been a very reliable bike. I agree that they should have taken care of the '03 owners but hey look at what Honda has done to the '02, '03 & '04 (and most likely the '05) CRF owners. Those guys are in such denial Honda has got them all convinced the valve problems are the owners fault or it's "routine maintenance"!
Posted August 25, 2004 - 08:14 AM
Posted August 25, 2004 - 09:18 AM
Posted August 25, 2004 - 09:48 AM
Posted August 25, 2004 - 10:46 AM
Over 9000 miles and never been stranded!
And I thought I was doing good at just over 4,200!! GEEZ!!
Posted August 26, 2004 - 05:15 AM
I've had starter issues on my 03 450 since last spring but it kick started so easy I never got around to fixing it.
My bike would just click when you hit the button or turn over very slowly when it did work. Sound familiar anyone?
I just thought it was a weak battery. A couple of weeks ago I decided to look into all the starting issues.
What I found was the starter itself was no good. I took the starter apart and checked it as per the manual. Checking with an Ohm meter I found that the commutater had 3 dead spots. Great I need to buy a new starter!
Being cheap I thought maybe I could fix it. When I looked more closely at the starter core it didn't smell or look like burnt wiring. Next I checked where the wires were crimped onto the commutater strips. Each strip has a little tab of metal folded over a wire in the windings. I wiggled the tab for one of the dead spots and voila, conntinuity again! So I decided to scrape clean and solder the connection points for each commutater strip (about 14-15).
I put everything back together again and now the starter spins over faster than it ever did when new!
If your starter turns over slow or doesn't work give it a try.
Posted August 26, 2004 - 06:16 AM
Posted August 26, 2004 - 07:24 AM