03 WR450F ~ Comments and Questions
Posted April 03, 2003 - 05:58 PM
Woodruff Key Issue: When I picked up my bike the dealer didn't bother mentioning anything about it. So when I called to inquire, I was told that my bike didn't fall into the range of serial numbers. Of course, they couldn't provide the numbers... Now I am told it will need to be checked. I haven't had a chance to ride very many miles yet but so far no failure. Since I don't have a helicopter to air lift my bike out of the mountains, I'll probably fix something that ain't broke just for my own piece of mind.
The mere fact that Yamaha hands you a service manual before you get out the door should tell you that these high strung throughbreds will need some tweakin. These are minor issues at best and once these bikes are set up right and broken in they'll be hard to beat. I take these issues anyday over broken triple clamps issues I've heard about with another brand. WR450F hands down the best of more than 20 bikes I've owned.
Anyone have opinions on dual sports kits? I've been researching the various companies. Seems like you could almost buy the stuff separately from UFO or Acerbis and come out way cheaper. Chime in if you've been down this trail and have some advice tips.
Dike Bike mentioned in their review that the seat is too stiff. Who makes a better softer seat? BTW: I guess Dirt Bike has already told us that the WR450F will not win the up coming 450 shootout
Posted April 04, 2003 - 06:07 AM
Ther is also an official Yamaha TSB on the woodruff issue. Regardless of warrant condition, the fix is free but takes overnight to complete. The link is somewhere on TT. Search for "TSB" on the WR450 discussion forum.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 05:08 PM