Best Mechanic WR450F in Dallas TX


11 replies to this topic
  • SE955i

Posted May 14, 2008 - 03:00 PM

#1

Hi

I have a 2004 WR450F and want to know if MotionCyclesports is a good place to have the bike worked on.

Thanks

  • rarice1980

Posted May 17, 2008 - 09:55 PM

#2

I am just looking into riding blue, that's why i'm looking around in here tonight. But I know a guy at work that rides street, and he swears by them. Don't know how much help that is, but it looks like it's better than what you've got so far. I'm looking at buying an 04 WR myself, how do you like yours?

  • falk781

Posted May 17, 2008 - 11:39 PM

#3

I'm in Dallas and have a YZ450 F. What is the problem with your bike?

  • SouthernXer

Posted May 18, 2008 - 04:00 PM

#4

Dean at Metric Tech up in McKinney knows the two ends of a wrench. He used to be the service manager at Central Yamaha in Plano.

  • SE955i

Posted May 19, 2008 - 09:28 AM

#5

Hi thanks for the read and replys. I just got the WR and have not riden it on the dirt yet so I couldn't give a opion on it. The only think I don't like so much is the seat height. I'm 5'9" and my toe touchs on one side only.

The KDX and DRZ are a little lower to the grown.

The work being done is
New Tire - I brought my own tire, just the change.
New Battery
New Clutch switch
New hand grips
Tune up - the bike backfires.
Total $450

Thanks for the referrals.

  • clark4131

Posted May 19, 2008 - 11:14 PM

#6

On the wrench scale, 1 being easiest and 5 being machine shop level difficulty, all the things you listed are a 2.5 at worst. You can do everything yourself for the cost of the parts and a couple of tools; primarily tire irons and a bead buddy. All the info you need can be found on this board. Seriously, download a manual if you don't have one, read the stickies and do a couple of searches. Paying someone to do those things is nuts, IMHO...SC

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  • Albie

Posted May 20, 2008 - 09:40 AM

#7

Dean at Metric Tech up in McKinney knows the two ends of a wrench. He used to be the service manager at Central Yamaha in Plano.



+1, if you want it done right, take it to Dean.

Those guys at Motion ain't too good in my book. They had my '07 R1 for a couple weeks and couldn't fix a simple problem. I had to work on the bike myself and fix it. A lot of good having a warranty did me.

  • Albie

Posted May 20, 2008 - 09:45 AM

#8

Hi thanks for the read and replys. I just got the WR and have not riden it on the dirt yet so I couldn't give a opion on it. The only think I don't like so much is the seat height. I'm 5'9" and my toe touchs on one side only.

The KDX and DRZ are a little lower to the grown.

The work being done is
New Tire - I brought my own tire, just the change.
New Battery
New Clutch switch
New hand grips
Tune up - the bike backfires.
Total $450

Thanks for the referrals.


Heck, all that stuff except the tune up is easy. You don't need a real mechanic for any of that. Take the wheel over to Cycle Gear and have them change the tire, it'll be cheaper then a dealership. As for the tune up, just buy a JD jet kit, follow the directions and throw in a new spark plug and your done.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 20, 2008 - 09:00 PM

#9

Ditto on the advice to fix your own bike. I had the same issue two years ago. I have yet to ask a question that someone on this forum could not answer. They provide help, pictures, etc...

Go to www.motopowervideo.com and order the maintenance video's. then get yourself a manual. You can fix most everything yourself.

Besides, if you are out on the trail, 40 miles from your truck, you MUST know how to get your bike running. You will be doing yourself a big favor and save lots of time and money.

  • SE955i

Posted May 21, 2008 - 08:33 PM

#10

Thanks for all the info. It is to late, those guys are a tad bit slow. I'm not having a good experience with them and I haven't gotten the bike back yet. :ride: I will have to get some videos and work on the bike my self next time.:thumbsup:

  • swede426

Posted May 22, 2008 - 01:11 AM

#11

Thanks for all the info. It is to late, those guys are a tad bit slow. I'm not having a good experience with them and I haven't gotten the bike back yet. :ride: I will have to get some videos and work on the bike my self next time.:thumbsup:


Yeah, always good to know your bike, I'm no specialist either but followed the manual when buying the bike and removed engine and opened it up and measured everything up so it had right freeplay everywhere including clutch components- ended up changing only piston rings that was near wearing out.
The manual is so good I did'nt even mark things up and took pics as I usual do.

  • SE955i

Posted May 26, 2008 - 04:11 PM

#12

Hi Guys,

Well I would have to up grade my evaluation of MotionCycle to good mechanic work, poor communication.

I got my bike back before my weekend trip but 4 days after they said it would be finished. Literally picked the bike up on my way out of town.

The guys that answer the phone in the service department have almost no phone skills at all.

One guy told me my service manager was unavailable to comment on the bike condition but there was a whole pile or new parts sitting next to it!! Nice could have saved me a night’s sleep. The service manager didn't call back for a day.

In the end the service work done on the bike was very good. The bike ran perfect last weekend and the bike was given to me cleaned and gassed. All the issues I had with the bike were corrected.

Thanks
:thumbsup:




 
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