Woodruff goes south
Posted March 21, 2003 - 06:46 AM
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Posted March 23, 2003 - 06:19 PM
I really hope Yamaha makes this fiasco right with all you guys!!!
Posted March 23, 2003 - 07:26 PM
1. Never touch the throttle while starting. If it's cold twist and release before touching the E start 2. When it dies come to a complete stop and restart, thus your not hitting the E start while rolling. 3. Stay as rich as you can. I often use cold choke when starting and not cold.
That having been said I still believe my turn is coming sooner or later, as you can only dance around a bad design for so long before it gets you. I plan to check torgue this weekend, but am hoping for a service bulletin from Yamaha that will address the problem. Other than the key issue, I luv this bike and have passed all my riding buddies. They are trying to figure out what's up. My son is ready to replace his XR200 with a 250F, but we are waiting to see how this issue plays out before deciding on Honda or Yamaha. One other note, this bike is very sensitive to improper "sag". Make sure you got it exactly right or you will be all over the place... My next race will be an Enduro on May 4th.
Posted March 24, 2003 - 07:07 AM
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Posted March 24, 2003 - 06:23 PM
I thought it was my age and lack of exercise all winter but my shoulder sockets are sore all week after rinding hard all weekend. It is subtle and not painful but I feel like a 500 lb. gorilla stretched my arms out of their sockets. Boy has this bike got torque. I wonder if they are going to invent shoulder braces for us older guys who ride these powerful beasts? Maybe a Harley back rest?
Posted March 24, 2003 - 06:24 PM
By the way this bike flat rips and the starter works perfect every time.
Posted March 24, 2003 - 06:36 PM
Posted March 24, 2003 - 07:18 PM
I love the bike and am not suprised to see failures being noted again.All the snowed in folks finally able to ride.
See ya all on the trails (Without a rope)