Found A Gear Tooth on Magnetic Oil Plug 05' WR450 --HELP PLEASE!!
Posted April 23, 2011 - 10:49 AM
I have a 05 WR450 with a couple thousand miles on it. I was changing the oil and found a gear tooth stuck to my magnetic oil plug I checked the kick starter gears and everything on that side seems fine. I am pretty sure its from the gearbox since I rode the out of it at Holliseter Hills the weekend before. I est. the bike at $3000 (before the gear broke off). The bike runs and shifts fine from my ride around the block. I am missing out on some great riding right now because I'm not sure what I should do?
-Pull the gearbox off and replace the damaged gear. est $500-1800.
-Sell the bike as is.
-Keep riding until it grenades & then sell for parts.
I just bought a house & am getting married in June so I'm broke
Any Ideas Please!
Posted April 23, 2011 - 11:17 AM
Posted April 24, 2011 - 04:51 AM
Posted April 24, 2011 - 06:16 AM
Posted April 24, 2011 - 11:39 AM
I'm going to start researching the repair & do it myself.
Posted April 24, 2011 - 01:30 PM
Posted April 24, 2011 - 01:32 PM
Yep and I'd spend a weekend pulling it apart and getting just the right thing. It may be far cheaper and easier than you think.
Was the broken part a whole tooth or just the very tip?? If it was just the tip, that shouldn't cause a problem since the tip is not load bearing.
Posted April 25, 2011 - 11:59 AM
It took me an evening after work to get the motor out and apart. The parts took about 1.5 weeks since one of the damn gears was back ordered. But once I got all the parts I got everything back together on a Saturday. If you have never done it before don't be worried. Just following the instructions in your manual. Yami manuals are actually great tools. Ping us for questions as you move forward. You are welcome to PM me and I'll give you my email address.