please post here: NO woodruff key problems



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  • allinson

Posted February 17, 2003 - 07:46 PM

#1

REPLY TO THIS POST ONLY IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR WOODRUFF KEY

Several members have come up with some great ideas on getting to the bottom of the Woodruff Key issue. I would like to bring all the information together for documentation purposes. The 30 day warranty period is expiring for many new owners. I would strongly recommend that you contact your dealer concerning this issue and keep a record of the date you brought this up. By bringing together specific data, we can increase our standing if we run into further problems in terms of Yamaha taking care of this problem. In addition, we might be able to find a pattern related to production date, state of sale, miles and torque.

TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY ONLY POST THE REQUESTED INFORMAION. FIND ANOTHER POST FOR OTHER COMMENTS.

Please post the following (try to keep in order)

Name, date of purchase, serial number, state purchased (or county for outside of US), miles on bike, any torque adjustment after purchase.

AS YOU PUT MORE MILES ON YOUR BIKE, PLEASE EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST TO KEEP AN ACURATE TOTAL OF MILES.

  • allinson

Posted February 13, 2003 - 05:44 AM

#2

Allinson, Date of Purchase 2/4/03, #665, Utah, 83 miles, no torque adjustment.

  • adamwagar

Posted February 13, 2003 - 05:53 AM

#3

Waiting for an official statement from Yamaha before I start the engine.

  • ddialogue

Posted February 13, 2003 - 06:11 AM

#4

Dave Dialogue, Date of Purchase 1/31/03, production number 1110, Idaho, 35 miles, dealer re-torqued to 47ft-lbs as per service manual insert.

  • The_Blue_One

Posted February 13, 2003 - 07:15 AM

#5

The Blue One,2-5-03,Checked torque at 47lbs,100 miles,#1766

****BROKE*****

  • jim-in-so-ore

Posted February 13, 2003 - 07:27 AM

#6

Jim-in-so-ore, #1098. Had flywheel off to make a weight, retorqued to 47# purchased 1/09/03 59 miles. no problems.
Jim

  • tctrailrider

Posted February 13, 2003 - 11:28 AM

#7

Adam,
Be patient, the solution will be out soon. If the weather doesn't change your looking at June before the snow melts anyway. You might want to read up on studding tires.

  • WR250fla

Posted February 13, 2003 - 04:10 PM

#8

#0986,no problems so far with 110 miles on bike since 1/25. Had shop call Yamaha the Monday after picking up my bike. They had me bring it right back so they could check it out.
No problems yet, 100 miles later. Three day weekend coming up with woods rides everyday, trial by fire...
Well I put another 100 miles on the WR and everythings still good. I rode fast single track, super tight woods stuff and wide open speed runs. I also put on about 20 miles in a pretty good downpour and was happy to see the e-start button work just fine. BTW when you have on of these wide open, the trees are going by pretty quick!

  • jonethumpwr

Posted February 13, 2003 - 05:20 PM

#9

Jon E. M, SN# JYACJ04323A001370, purchased 01/31/2003 - Florida, dealer checked at 47lb. seat time 30mi.
:) No Problems.

  • foursmoke

Posted February 13, 2003 - 06:08 PM

#10

Paul Willhauck- purchased 2/3/03,have not ridden yet. It wont stop snowing long enough. : :) Dealer was not willing to just check torque on Flywheel based on what I was reading on the Internet.They said to just ride it & break it in.By the way,where is my production # anyway? :D

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  • adamwagar

Posted February 13, 2003 - 06:46 PM

#11

The last four numbers of the VIN (vehicle identification number). It's stamped on the front of the steering stem/neck. Mine is 0641. The 641st one built.

  • foursmoke

Posted February 13, 2003 - 07:02 PM

#12

Thanx Adamwager, I'll check that & post it.Still haven't rode this steed cuz it still wont stop snowing.But I'm really looking forward to it :)

  • foursmoke

Posted February 13, 2003 - 07:18 PM

#13

It is 0602. Does that mean that when I hop on it for the first time & miles into the woods, it will die & my 8 year old will have to tow me back to my van with his XR80? That is a :) :D :D :D thought.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted February 13, 2003 - 07:58 PM

#14

Edited post by me!!!

#0604 Manufactured 11/02 Canadian bike living in Socal
Took delievery on 2/3/03
120 miles total, no problems
Took to my dealer and checked, mine was correct.

  • Wrench

Posted February 14, 2003 - 02:03 AM

#15

wrench, #0413, WV, unfired (still being readied for GNCC)Checked torque < 47ft lbs Retorqued to 47.

  • yamaharichey

Posted February 14, 2003 - 06:53 AM

#16

Date 1-15-03 #1049, Utah, 140 miles, I did it myself to 47 lbs. no problems.

  • wr250rr

Posted February 14, 2003 - 10:29 AM

#17

Robert, #0529, 2/13/03, Maryland, I told the Yamy shop about the concern with the rotor torque, they hit it with an impact wrench!!!!(I couldn't believe it) checked the torque at home and still was under 47 ft lb. Lossened it , retorqued it to 47 ft-lb, No problems yet. 5 miles on it.

  • BEAN329

Posted February 14, 2003 - 08:38 PM

#18

bean329, 2-6-03, 1094, 0 miles, did not check torque.


not riden yet, just started seveal times in garage.

  • ssranch

Posted February 15, 2003 - 08:30 AM

#19

ssranch #1532 31 miles had dealer retorque before picking up 2-1-03 no problems. centrailia, wa. good dealer Powersports North West. carb gunked up they took care of it quickly. bike runs great.

  • DennisT450

Posted February 15, 2003 - 02:14 PM

#20

DennisT. Picked my bike in Lancaster Ohio on 1-24-03. Last 4 #1103. Only 3 mi so far(too much snow). After reading about the trouble some were having I called the dealer and he checked with Yamaha and told me to bring it back and they would check it. No problem with the key but said the plug looked fouled. Put a new plug in for me and now I'm still waiting on the stinking weather.




 
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