WORD FROM YAMAHA ....KEY SHEARING
Posted February 09, 2003 - 12:59 PM
Posted February 09, 2003 - 01:08 PM
Posted February 09, 2003 - 01:29 PM
Get your bike broken in yet? What are your impressions? Mine's in the shop for the shifting problem and getting the clutch kit installed to fix the grabbiness.
Posted February 09, 2003 - 01:41 PM
Posted February 09, 2003 - 01:44 PM
Posted February 09, 2003 - 01:53 PM
Posted February 09, 2003 - 03:19 PM
Yes, my WR450 has a problem with the shifter sticking when shifting down from any gear. I can tap it with my foot and it will return to center like it should but it won't do it on it's own. I'm still waiting to hear back from the dealer on what the problem is. It did it right from break-in and I was hoping it just needed the oil changed. Nope. Oh well. At least the woodruff key wasn't an issue for me.
Posted February 09, 2003 - 04:23 PM
[00 DRZ400E- sold 2/2/03
03 WR450f-Picked up Tues.,14" of snow on Wed. Pissed on Sun.Have not rode yet :mad:color:blue]
Posted February 09, 2003 - 04:37 PM
then i snapped off a triple clamp bolt on my xr....then i went to sears and bought the best one the had.
Posted February 09, 2003 - 05:32 PM
Asked the shop about the flywheel torque issue and he knew nothing about it. 10 minutes later he had the info from Yamaha and torqued it per the new spec. Service manual with the bike had a service notice for the same.
Posted February 09, 2003 - 06:12 PM
Posted February 10, 2003 - 05:25 AM
Give me a break, retorque a nut, whoopty fricken doo!
Posted February 10, 2003 - 07:16 AM
Posted February 10, 2003 - 07:46 AM
It looks like the problems I referred to in January under the heading "BAD NEWS FOR WR450F" have all come to be true. The only difference is that instead of holding the bikes back and doing the repairs in house, Yamaha shipped em. Now its the buyer and the dealers problem....
Let's not go down that road again. Please stay on topic. The issue being discussed is how Yamaha is handling the woodruff key problem not whether or not they are going to hold production.
Sounds like a minor service issue and so far all indications seem to point to making sure that your dealer is aware of the possible issue and that Yamaha may have a pre-delivery service item to be performed by the dealer. It would seem to be a simple matter to address this with your dealer before taking delivery. If you've already taken delivery it still should be a pretty straight forward matter to get the dealer to follow up on this for you.
This is important info, so please withhold speculation and let's share the facts we actually know.
Posted February 10, 2003 - 04:32 PM
Storch, sounds like you've got a good dealer.
Alabama Rider, if your waiting for the bugs to be worked out of a new motorcycle you'd be better served waiting until the second year run of the bike. They always address little things like these in the 2nd production run. I don't see how practical it would be to ship (already behind delivery) motorcycles back to Japan, or break open hundreds of crates to perform the repairs prior to delivery at the dealer.
Give your dealer the test at delivery and see how he responds. I hope you've got a good dealer like Storch's.
We don't have to worry about you keeping us posted.
I have the utmost in confidence that you will.