please post here: NO woodruff key problems

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  • Motorod

Posted February 15, 2003 - 05:08 PM


Rod, 2-1-03, 1256, Macon GA. (but my dealer is Thompsons in Huntsville TN.), 2 miles on bike, Checked torque = 30 ft-lb and adjust it to 50 FT-LB. Jetted to 160 MJ, 48PJ befor started, ordered: #100PAJ, 5NL-14916-EN-00 (#OBELN)(YZ250F 2003), 5TJ-14916-D1 #DUQ (richer jet), and 5TA-14916-JN-00 (#NDJN)(from YZ-450F 2003) For off idle bog. Snow, Rain no time to test! :)

  • WR450F_4600FT

Posted February 16, 2003 - 06:55 PM


Mark Jamison
DOP 1/28/03
SIR# 0951
200 Miles
No Problem Yet, having it checked out 2/19/03

  • Rickey

Posted February 17, 2003 - 04:21 AM


#1400 Purchased 1-24-03 Raced once for 74 gound miles { SETRA SSBclass 1st place } rode 100 miles in practice. Re-jetted, set suspension...Ride WFO... No problems!!!!! See ya'll at the nationals in LA. this coming weekend 2-23-03

  • jeff_eugene_or

Posted February 17, 2003 - 09:06 AM


Jeff, 1/27/03, 0807, Oregon, 83 miles, loosened and retorqued to 47 before riding. No problems.

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  • timvv51

Posted February 17, 2003 - 04:09 PM


I am not sure what catagory this should go in. We need a catagory called was gonna have problems. Mine was delivered 2-5-03. It is #808. I put 100 miles on it before I checked it. The nut came off at about 25 pounds. Also a warning to any not quite proffesional mechanics like myself reading this board. I have seen some of what I am pretty sure is purposely wrong advice given on this board. I dont know if this advice was given flipantly or maliciously but was sure disappointed to see it. It had to do with the subject of getting to the nut to check the torque. Tim

  • Alabama_Rider

Posted February 17, 2003 - 07:46 PM


62 miles. sn 0771, torgue verified by very qualified dealer Hattiesburg cycle at pick up. No problems yet. Exhaust baffle removed. I have not and will not remove intake snorkel until this issue is resolved. Removing snorkel will only make it run leaner and more likely to pop. I NEVER touch the throttle at start-up... I had a most unpleasant experience this past weekend with another bike going underwater and us being unable to restart deep in National Forest, and unable to walk it out due to flooded conditions. After riding other bikes to camp, getting 4wd, and 3 hours of trying to find a forest road back into where bike was left we were able to get it out after dark.... Thank God for GPS or my son would be without his XR200... That is precisely the situation I don't want to be in with my WR450... YAMAHA must speak and solve this design problem...

  • jonethumpwr

Posted November 19, 2004 - 02:51 PM


I had the dealer check when bike came in and they said everything was correct out of the box.

Jon Miles



Bike has about 1500-2000 miles on it. Nov. 2004

  • RichBaker

Posted November 20, 2004 - 10:42 AM


Bought my WR 7/3/04, dealer did the lap/loctite/retorque BS before I picked it up...
Never broke the WR key, but an inspection in Aug. revealed the idler gear 1 had a couple broken teeth, ig 2 had broken teeth, ig2 axle boss in side cover was broken but starter still cranked with no problem...
My dealer got me the parts for his cost, $198+tax.


Posted November 20, 2004 - 04:07 PM


... YAMAHA must speak and solve this design problem...

They have. It's called the '04 parts upgrade. Unfortunately they're not going to pay for it and at this late date I doubt you can pressure them to. If you like the bike just suck it up and install the '04 parts. You'll sleep better......


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