WR450 dun blowed up... twice
Posted March 25, 2003 - 03:31 PM
In no way did I down everyones precious WR, I wish I could have one, I caught a lemon and the dealer cant get another one, and the only other thing I can get through him is a CRF450 or a WR250 or get back a bike that chews up crankcases on the reg., the bike went more miles on the back of a truck going back and forth to a dealership than it was ridden in a month and I live within 15 minutes away from the dealer. As for the work order I took it down, if you really need to see it give me an email address and I'll send you all three pages, if need be I'll send you the second one where the service manager tried to cover his ass, saying the bike never left the dealership after the first incident.
"Cant we all just get along?"
Posted March 25, 2003 - 04:07 PM
Poster: vmaxcbr900wr426 I've seen a 2-stroke run backwards but NEVER a 4-stroke.
my buds XR75 ran backwards
Posted March 25, 2003 - 04:14 PM
The bike probably backfired and some parts in there arn't meant to turn back wards. Don't feel bad your not alone. My bike is broken too and it sucks not being able to ride after winter.
Posted March 25, 2003 - 04:30 PM
Posted March 25, 2003 - 05:40 PM
Posted March 25, 2003 - 05:51 PM
As far as 2 stokes running backwards ...
the latest thing in the snowmobile world is Electronic reverse. All you do is flick a switch, the electronics slow the motor down to an almost stall and then reverses the rotation so the sled goes backwards. Ski doo and polaris have it.
btw I didn't know you yammie guys could be so funny!! Great thread!!
Posted March 26, 2003 - 01:45 AM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 02:37 AM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:03 AM
Post a picture of your blown up bike and I will be the first to apologize.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:17 AM
I always assumed that a 4-stroke that ran backwards would cause damage similar to what was described at the start of this thread.
I do think this forum can get a little too bent on newbies. So many people assume they are trying to start trouble when they could be valid posts. I'm not saying this guy's story is valid or invalid, just that people should be a little more open minded.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:21 AM
Even us old guys with 426s know the 450 has an electric start! Why kick it when it is warm and you have the famed e start? Does he claim his battery was already dead too?
Second, let us see the hole in your leg. I don't believe that either. I'm just a newbie whos last ride was a Honda, but I think you Yamaha guys can take can honest negative post on the beloved 450, if it is really an honest one.
I smell something too. And by the way, what is the definition of a troll?
Posted March 26, 2003 - 05:32 AM
Usenet is alive and well, and its very likely your isp has a news server available to you. For a very nice program to browse usenet check out forte's free agent. There are many motorcycle and off-road motorcycle specific discussions.
Sorry if that's a bit more of an answer than you were looking for.
And so as to not totally hijack this thread again, I'm afraid i'm going to have to see pictures to believe the original poster. The title of the thread was enough to make me suspect he was trolling.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 05:54 AM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 06:07 AM
Claudacio, please upload the images to your site and fix the <img src... so that we can see it.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 06:16 AM
Thanks for the definition of troll. No, that was not more info than I wanted. That's what I like about this forum, there is always lots of information available, even if it is on esoteric issues like engines running backwards! I was particularly impressed by Sputter's info on the "Triamarion Project - a reverse-running 4 stroke engine designed to eliminate some of the dangers of engine backfiring."
Wow Sputter, is that really true about the 12 Japanese farm workers getting caught in the machine running backwards? I guess not all of the dangers were eliminated.
Keep up the good work Yamaha guys!
Posted March 26, 2003 - 07:26 AM
i run across links that don't work all the time , if you read his earlier post why not just send him a pm and i'm sure he will e-mail you this critical information you require , why continue the flame war . it would appear by the number of posts regarding woodruff keys that more than one member here is having teething pains with their new wr and after spending $6000-$7000 on a new ride i can understand why they would be pissed . if every newbie that comes on to this board is suspected of being a troll and harrased can you blame them for not wanting to return ? who actually answered his original question ?
Posted March 26, 2003 - 08:57 AM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 09:03 AM