Got my new WR finally!!! Oh Yeah!!

7 replies to this topic
  • VB_Racing

Posted February 15, 2003 - 04:25 AM


Got my new bike yesterday, unforunately I won't be able to ride it for a couple weeks(Going to the Badlands in IN). My dealer checked the flywheel torque,his personal bike, a YZ450 , had a problem with a sheared woodruff key. He said that there have been 6 incidents of this problem in WI so far. Yamaha sent him a bulletin, to check all bikes between certain ID numbers, mine was out of that range, but he checked it anyway, Thought some of you might want to know. :)

  • ThumperWR450F

Posted February 15, 2003 - 04:27 AM


glad to see yamaha is finally owning up to the fact that there's a problem. so far it sounds like they are willing to help. we just have to find out what the bad bunches numbers are.

  • ddialogue

Posted February 15, 2003 - 04:37 AM


Can you find out from your dealer what range of ID numbers were affected? Thanks.

  • VB_Racing

Posted February 15, 2003 - 04:52 AM


Dave, I will call him Monday,He is, however checking every bike regardless of the ID number. I will get the list from him.

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  • endurodog

Posted February 15, 2003 - 06:38 AM


Sounds like a good dealer!

  • Motorod

Posted February 15, 2003 - 07:24 PM


If he knows, get the engine number also. thanks!

  • foursmoke

Posted February 16, 2003 - 07:29 AM


I wish I got mine from your Dealer.My Dealer sucks and refused to check Flywheel torque based on what info I was getting from the internet.I was there to get wrench for Ring nut on shaft,which they said they had on the phone but when I got ther they handed me a spanner wrench for the rear shock :).While there, I spoke to my salesmen and asked if someone could at least call Yamaha and ask them about it and was told "until we see a problem,nobody is going to call".Well being the first one and only one in my area to get the WR it might be a while because since I picked mine up its been snowing every other day :D :D :D :D :D :D.

  • VB_Racing

Posted February 18, 2003 - 01:46 PM


I haven't forgotten about calling the owner of the Yamaha dealer up, but he is out till Saturday, I will get ahold of him then, and let you all know what's up!! :)


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