lost 5:th gear
Posted June 30, 2006 - 12:29 PM
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Posted July 07, 2006 - 06:12 AM
Two of my bike have lost them as well... Sorry to say that it's all too common.. The aluminum frame for 07 should fix all that...
even though i'm Red, i know enough fellows with Blue bikes and i often stop in and read when something interesting comes up. especially something mechanical that i may want to relay to them. but i hardly, if ever, post in the Blue forums unless i can be helpful.
today i was this close to posting a question about why aluminum frames would help losing 5th gear. i scrolled back to see the 'just kidding' post script. i missed it first time. this must be an inside joke amongst the forum. thanks for the laugh and go ahead and bonk me on the head.
for the record, the three friends that ride Blue have been talking for a couple years now and continue to talk about when the aluminum frames will arrive and the benefits derived therefrom. i'm interested to see myself now that they promised them on the new bikes.
again, thanks for the chuckle.
Posted July 07, 2006 - 06:53 AM
I replaced a shift fork; in retrospect I should have replaced all three of them. I also replaced 5th pinion, 5th wheel, 4th pinion, 4th wheel, 2nd pinion, and 2nd wheel. With gaskets I spent about $250 in parts and did all the labor myself. Most shops in San Diego were going to charge me $400-$800 in labor alone. So if you have a shop do all the work it will probably set you back about $1200 or so. It is really not that difficult if you are patient and can turn a wrench. Don't attempt this without a manual.
www.mrcycles.com has the best prices I have found. But don't forget the thumper store.
Posted July 07, 2006 - 12:21 PM
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Posted August 07, 2006 - 03:21 AM
I had an 03 wr450 and just recently purchased a 06yz450fv. Both of the bikes had the symptoms you are describing.
What happens is you (somehow!!) have rounded the dog pins that engage the gear.
You only have to do it once so they tell me.
They told me it was owner fault.However the 06 YZ450 has done 10-12 hrs on my local track where I struggle to get out of 3rd!!!
Don't get me wrong I love the bike however am going to fing it hard buying another one due to Yamaha's head in the sand approach to what I know to be a common problem.
They will tell you they had a problem with the early models (400-426's) but not with the 450's.
I'm here to tell you son,that is bullshit..
Posted August 07, 2006 - 05:27 AM