Trip meter reset?


9 replies to this topic
  • bigbluejoe

Posted April 20, 2005 - 06:47 AM

#1

Anybody find a better way to zero the odometer ( trip meter) on a '05 WR450 other than pulling the side knob out and winding it back 1/10th of a kM at a time. I cannot find any mention of it in the manual.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted April 20, 2005 - 06:55 AM

#2

Nope.. :naughty: The only way to "Zero" the Odo out is to wind it backwards (or forwards). Not cool if you have to reset it after a few hundred miles. I was thinking about making a fitting to go around the knob that attaches to a Makita to do it much quicker, maybe use some tubing.. couldn't be that hard to make..

  • Rcsnowb

Posted April 20, 2005 - 05:27 PM

#3

I found a stiff rubber hose that fit around the knob and then attched it to a drill.

  • Gadsen

Posted April 20, 2005 - 06:45 PM

#4

Anybody find a better way to zero the odometer ( trip meter) on a '05 WR450 other than pulling the side knob out and winding it back 1/10th of a kM at a time. I cannot find any mention of it in the manual.


LOL, yeah, I had a run in with mine once. I used to own a KDX and it went back to zero at 100 miles. Well, not paying too much attention to the WR, I was at 80 miles and though, hey, be quicker to run it forward 20 miles. Well, as 100 came around, I was expecting it to roll to all zeros, DOH! It has an extra digit, so needless to say, I'd have to go back a full 100 miles to zero it. I have a fix for this. I left it on, left the knob out to it doesnt roll and use a trail tech computer. I have kept the original in place for backup, but have really considered removing it all together.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted April 21, 2005 - 09:00 AM

#5

As a friendly reminder, the screw that holds the knob on the odo comes loose from time to time.. I've actually lost a couple of em'... Make sure they're tight.. :naughty:

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  • tokenboy

Posted April 21, 2005 - 09:28 AM

#6

As a friendly reminder, the screw that holds the knob on the odo comes loose from time to time.. I've actually lost a couple of em'... Make sure they're tight.. :naughty:



Yeah, as I was winding mine back the other nite I realized the numbers quit moving and looked down to see I was spinning the knob with the tiny screw laying on the garage floor...

  • Sylvain

Posted April 21, 2005 - 05:53 PM

#7

Trailtech computer is the answer. Just don't forget to change the battery every year and take note of wheel circumference number and mileage. Very nice for a tight maintenance schedule. :naughty:

  • jim-in-so-ore

Posted April 22, 2005 - 06:01 AM

#8

Bigbluejoe,
Go down to your local Yamaha dealer and order a knob for a TT R 250. It is about 1 1/2 half times bigger in diameter. It fits the shaft and uses the same itty bitty retaining screw..... It is much easier to grasp and makes rewinding much, much quicker. I don't know why Yamaha uses two differant Knob on the same odometer. (ttr & wr) :naughty:
Jim

  • lbubak

Posted April 22, 2005 - 01:24 PM

#9

If I do I'll let you know. I'll probably just buy an electronic one.

  • jimdog

Posted June 07, 2005 - 06:31 AM

#10

Bigblewjoe,

The Yamaha stock piece is obviously a chaep add on by Yamaha, the Trailtech computer is the real thing. In a few years they eventually will upgrade to useable odometer.




 
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