06 WR450 Suspension defect
Posted July 14, 2006 - 09:10 PM
It seems as tho' the thread on the bolt that goes thru the 'wishbone' isn't deep enough and what is happening is that the washer pulls tight on the bolt when the nut is done up and is not allowing the wishbone to 'squeeze' together. What this means is that the bolt is able to revolve in the wishbone rather than the bearing doing the work, i.e. the wishbone should be clamping tight against the bearing IMO. Hope you can understand what I'm saying.
Anyway, it's too late to see the bike shop but in my mind, it is a warranty issue and it may pay for others to check theirs. I say warranty because there appears to be excessive clearance now even if I was to put on a washer with a larger internal diameter.
The easiest way to check is to put a socket on the nut and see if it freely turns the whole bolt without undoing.
Let you know how I get on but I haven't had a lot of luck with shops in the past.
Posted July 16, 2006 - 06:49 AM
Posted July 16, 2006 - 09:57 AM
Posted July 16, 2006 - 11:57 AM
Warranties usually exclude wearing parts such as bearings but this in my mind is a manufacturing defect.
Thanx for your input
Posted July 16, 2006 - 01:04 PM
never tell a dealer you used your bike in competition. you don't have to lie, just don't offer the info from the start. i agree though, that your problem has nothing to do with normal wear. my comments about yamaha taking care of problems was in reference to issues above and beyond the warranty.