WR 450 HEADACHES
Posted March 29, 2003 - 04:31 AM
1 SHIFTER STICKS DOWN AFTER WARM
2 BATTERY GOES DEAD AFTER 5 SECONDS OF CRANKING, DESPITE BEING ON A BATTERY TENDER, AND I GUESS YAMAHA HAS A NEW BATTERY FROM A DIFFERENT MANUFACTOR TO REPLACE THEM WITH
3 WHEN IT DOES TRY TO START, EVEN KICKING, IT SOUNDS LIKE THE GEARS IN THE STARTER ARE GRINDING AWAY WHEN IT BACKFIRES
4 VIBRATES LIKE ALL GET OUT
5 WONT START WHEN WARM UNLESS YOU LET IT SET FOR 10 MINUTES, THEN KICK YOUR LEG OFF, DONT MATTER WHEATHER YOU HAVE THE HOT START IN OR OUT
6 ERATIC IDLE,
DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS? WE HAVE SPENT MORE TIME ON THIS BIKE THAN DESIGNING CLUTCHES
Posted March 29, 2003 - 04:45 AM
Posted March 29, 2003 - 04:50 AM
Posted March 29, 2003 - 05:41 AM
Have you done any mods ? In stock form the bike is rough, after "unplugging it" I have no complaints. Mine starts first flick of starter when warm w/hotstart. Check out the mods everyone has done. Rejet, take out baffle and snorkel. Then bitch about the woodruff key when you get back from riding the best bike you have owned
Posted March 29, 2003 - 11:47 AM
4. a little
Posted March 29, 2003 - 03:30 PM
There are a lot of very happy WR450 owners on this site. Some mods are absolutely necessary. My bike never ran on stock jetting, muffler plug, throttle stop and grey wire. I have 650+ miles without a problem. In fact this bike is incredible! Yes it is hard starting below 40 degrees but my battery lasts way longer than 5 seconds when I am trying to start it when it is 35 degrees out. It is usually lean at cold temperatures and opening the throttle several times between short stabs at the electric start works after several attempts. I ran 68 miles today and it was below 40 degrees all day. I am sorry you may have an abused bike or a lemon. The majority on this forum are very happy with their WR450s.
Posted March 29, 2003 - 05:20 PM
Posted March 29, 2003 - 05:41 PM
thats one thing i havent done yet.
Posted March 29, 2003 - 06:48 PM
Posted March 29, 2003 - 06:49 PM
Posted March 29, 2003 - 10:41 PM
Posted March 30, 2003 - 01:53 AM
PLease, if anyone has any suggestions to try, i would be glad to try them.
Posted March 30, 2003 - 02:00 AM
Posted March 30, 2003 - 02:10 AM
balls in your court.
Posted March 30, 2003 - 02:25 AM
Posted March 30, 2003 - 06:49 AM
No stall auto clutch? No thanks.
You don't know what you're missing...
Posted March 30, 2003 - 06:51 AM