Starting the 03 WR450
Posted March 06, 2006 - 12:45 PM
Now I know that there were starter issues and they redesigned it for 04 (but did nothing for the owners who shelled out 6.5 grand for the 03, way to fix the problem without aknowledging it .)
Here is my quandry ever now and then I'll try to use the e-start I'll hear a click, and then nothing, I'll try to kick it, frozen (but it will move a 1/4 of a inch), then I hit the e-start and it will move again and I'm god to go. and sometimes the kickstart will kick back but I'm not too worried about that (or should I be?)
Is this the reason people are retrofitting the 04 starters on the 03s?
Or am I on my own on this one?
Other than the Woodruf key issue (which I'm glad I read about earlier since Colombia Motorsports knew nothing about it even thought I bought it in september) and the starter, are there other things I should be looking out for prevetitive maintenance wise? I'm heading out to Hatfield McCoy this summer and want to make sure I have all my bases covered before heading 400 miles away from home for a week of riding.
Posted March 06, 2006 - 12:52 PM
I myself have never had an issue with the woodruff key on mine, never had anything done to it either. I have over 7000 miles on my bike.
Posted March 06, 2006 - 08:03 PM
Posted March 06, 2006 - 10:25 PM
Posted March 07, 2006 - 08:40 AM
As for the woodruff key some 03s were fixed by Yamaha before they left the factory. You can tell by the serial number on the head/steering tube (is that what it's called on a dirt bike as well?). All machines that were re-torqued at the factory will have a period/dot/ . proceeding the S/N.
I was just duped by a crappy dealer that played stupid when I brought them the campaign number they said it was OK ride it till it sheared and then they would take care of it. (I also came in looking for an 04 in sept of 03 and was told they weren't out and wouldn't be for a long time, to this day I don't know whether they were blowing smoke up my keister or not)
Posted March 07, 2006 - 08:59 AM
Posted March 07, 2006 - 09:37 AM
I like your avitar. Brings back many fond memories of the days I used to drive those rigs down on CAT.
Posted March 07, 2006 - 11:16 AM
Thanks, that was last fall we had a charter trip and took 14 motorcycles and four wheelers from Green River down to Hey Joe Canyon. Even though they were all Hondas it looked really cool floating down the Green. Who did you run for?
Posted March 07, 2006 - 11:24 AM
expeditions. Ussualy started in moab and went on down to Lake powell on the colorado side, but I have been down the green thru there many times also. never rode there. just rafted but the must be some great riding.
Posted March 09, 2006 - 02:54 AM