blown engine case 05 wr450
Posted August 03, 2005 - 06:58 PM
Posted August 05, 2005 - 05:38 AM
Posted August 05, 2005 - 12:57 PM
Spoke with Yamaha. Was hoping to get some encouragement.Dissapointingly they started denying this could have been thier fault. (Hadn't even accused them etc). I did a lot of investigating and dscovered that this is not an uncommon problem. Even my local Yamaha dealer admitted to seeing 4 other customers have same problem.
THE FIX? I got the main casing welded by a specialist (aluminium welder). Got 2nd hand replacement cover and re-itted the guide with a heli coil.
A real pain in the ass and I really sympathise with you on this one. But look around for 2nd hand parts. It may take time but it will be worth it.
The lesson....? Yamaha love your money but don't care for your problems. That said I did purchase a new WR450 this year (only due to unmissable bargain).Traded in with the Yamaha dealer so it was poetic.
The WR is a beast and I love it but next time its gonna be a KTM.