What WR do you ride, and how many miles/km on it?
Posted May 31, 2006 - 08:52 PM
What bike, how many KM or miles, and if its unopened or not!
My bike is a 2003 450, and has done around 5000km i think.. It has not had the same speedo the entire time, so i`m a little unsure..
Had to open it this winter, because the oil drain plug left me without telling me first
Posted May 31, 2006 - 11:48 PM
The transmission has broken few months ago - to soon if you ask me, since the piston, piston rings, cylinder showed no wear and were still in factory specs. Had to replace 4 gears, a shift fork and case halves ( )
Also had some starter problems (bad connection in the starter motor, bad starter clutch - at 20000km).
Never had to adjust valves.
The chain slider also wears the swing arm - I saw this problem on a bunch of bikes - has Yamaha done anything about this on the newer bikes (the 04 was the same as far as I know) ?
There is also the chain slap that is really annoying, and gets really loud if you ride in wet weather - can be fixed but not for long - if you put foam or silicone under the slider it usually disintegrates after 3000-4000 km.
The chain, chain slider and the lower chain guide wear to fast. A cush hub and one of those protectors that keep mud off the chain would probably extend their life.
I think the WR450 should be build a little tougher, like radiator braces from factory, better engine protection (all around, not just upfront).
The bike is otherwise good, probably one of the best that you can buy today, but if you do a lot of off road riding, there is also a lot of maintenance.
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Posted June 01, 2006 - 12:56 PM
Start here.. This is the WR section in TT.. The lines you see here, is questions (its called threads) from me and others, to everybody else.. If you want to know something, then FIRST try to use the search button, and second hit "new thread" button on the page i link`d above..
Now, back to topic!
No REALLY longmiler`s in here anymore!?!
Posted June 01, 2006 - 01:11 PM
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Tell a lie..... water pump seal replaced about 6 months ago. Straightforward job, complete cure
I would say 4000 of those were supermoto miles, in my opinion the hardest miles my bike will ever do. I've never scrimped on servicing, oil is changed every other ride, oil filter is done every other oil change. Everything else is serviced as required.
I can't fault the bike and wouldn't hesitate in buying another
Posted June 02, 2006 - 04:42 PM
John in Vegas
Posted June 02, 2006 - 05:16 PM