Front Brake Guard Alert



7 replies to this topic
  • Spot_D

Posted July 04, 2001 - 11:36 AM

#1

Hey guys, has anyone broken the stay arm that holds the front brake caliper? I'm new to this forum, but have had my 99WR for a couple of years now. I was riding alongside a fallen log and a small branch hit the front caliper and broke the arm. The dealer said that it wasn't that uncommon of a part to break. I feel that even a plastic disk guard would have deflected it enough to save me $$. The arm is only sold as part of the entire caliper assy, and cost me about $225!! Ouch... BEWARE, this arm is very weak and even a well-placed rock could take it out. At least I have an extra caliper to show for it...

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'99 WR
way too stock

  • fourstroker

Posted July 05, 2001 - 08:50 AM

#2

Sorry to hear about the broken assembly, I recently installed a GYTR front disc cover and it has saved my bike parts more than a few times. It ran me about $27 and took all of about 3 minutes to install. It looks trick and protects the entire brake assembly.
No modifications necessary, it uses exsiting bolt holes and is very sturdy.

Thanks,
Mark (HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS)

  • Spot_D

Posted July 05, 2001 - 09:12 PM

#3

Thanks for the input Mark. Where did you find your particular guard? I'm still looking, but am convinced I need one ASAP. I've read in this forum that some feel it's not necessary because the brake is well hidden behind the fork leg; but if they'll notice, there is an inch or so exposed below the slider. A very small impact was required for mine to break... Thanks again.

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'99 WR
way too stock

  • TheBOS

Posted July 06, 2001 - 07:50 AM

#4

http://www.yamahausa...cess_frame.html

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  • fourstroker

Posted July 06, 2001 - 09:13 PM

#5

I ordered mine from a Yamaha dealer in St. Louis, Missouri. They ordered the part for me from Yamaha Motors themselves. They said it was a genuine Yamaha part for my bike. I currently have a 2001 WR426 and the part bolted right on without any modifications. The front disc guard in bright white and it has a sticker on it saying (GYT-R) which I believe stands for Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing.
I was also told that Acerbis, UFO and Maier also make disc covers that bolt right up without any modifications.
I'll look through my papers and see if I kept the part # for the guard and if I have a telephone # for them.
I'm sure that a dealer near you can order one if you tell him you want a genuine Yamaha part.

Good Luck
I'll post any other info I can find!
Mark (HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS)

  • fourstroker

Posted July 06, 2001 - 10:12 AM

#6

I FOUND IT!!!

It is a Yamaha Genuine Part & Accessory, it's called a Plastic Front Disc Guard and the part #'s are as follows:

ABA-4SR15-03-WH (White plastic)
ABA-4SR15-03-BK (Black plastic)

You can order this directly from your Yamaha Dealer. It comes with the guard, a 10mm washer and a 12mm washer, and directions.

It looks like it ran me about $29 with tax.

I hope this helps you.

Mark
(HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS)

  • Spot_D

Posted July 06, 2001 - 06:28 PM

#7

Thanks Fourstroker,it should work great!

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'99 WR
way too stock

  • YamaCazi

Posted July 10, 2001 - 09:54 PM

#8

Those G-E-N-U-I-N-E Yamaha parts are manufactured for them by ACERBIS....save your dealer mark-up and get the acerbis to begin with.....

Bonzai...... :)




 
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