Block# Theory about Woodruff Key


5 replies to this topic
  • TARFELE

Posted November 08, 2005 - 08:31 PM

#1

I just read all 24 pages of the block# poll results. Has there been any change in the block# theory?
My block# is 1607 which falls in the middle of the 100% failure group. My woodruff key has not failed.
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK!
And I was wondering if those original thoughts had changed over the past two years

  • ARin

Posted November 08, 2005 - 09:38 PM

#2

why tempt fate? could leave you stranded a long way from the truck...

why not upgrade and have peace of mind?

  • simon@vic

Posted November 08, 2005 - 10:00 PM

#3

^what he said.

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  • WR450_in_Turkey

Posted November 08, 2005 - 11:34 PM

#4

I aggree. Do the mods. My key didnt shear either but the outer idler bearing part of the side case broke out and could have gone into the engine. :applause: The starter was still working and it was noticed during routine maintenance.

  • TARFELE

Posted November 09, 2005 - 05:28 AM

#5

I am going to do them before the end of the month but I was wondering about the block theory. It came up in mid 2003 and I had never heard about it because I got this bike in late o4. I was not sure if it still held true

  • bobsktm

Posted November 09, 2005 - 05:26 PM

#6

I was never concerned with the woodruff key! Did the 04 upgrade, applied loctite and took the impact to the rotor nut. I never dreamed the starter clutch bolts would sheer! :applause:




 
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