Yamaha Wants To Replace My Crank - Help!



10 replies to this topic
  • jeff_eugene_or

Posted September 03, 2003 - 03:29 PM

#1

Hey everyone, I had the "recall" service done (lapping the rotor to the crank shaft) and it only lasted 30 miles before it sheared while trying to start it using the magic button. Yamaha now wants to replace the crank! What in the hell should I do? I really don't want them tearing my motor apart. It only has 300 miles on it.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Jeff

  • Wrench

Posted September 03, 2003 - 04:08 PM

#2

You're shiting me right? :D You want to keep the POS wrong tapered crank that came with the bike??? :) Hell yes let them change it and the rotor too. Seriously it's the only permanent fix, ours was changed in March with no problems since we just received the new "slip" idler gears and at 36.00 it's cheap insurance. Get it done and ride with confidence that you'll make the loop. P.S. take the mechanic lunch the two days he's working on it you will be amazed at the service you get. :D

  • John_Lorenz

Posted September 03, 2003 - 04:59 PM

#3

Let them change it if it breaks they are responcible. Geez man Yamaha is willing to fix it and your upset.

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  • jeff_eugene_or

Posted September 03, 2003 - 07:20 PM

#4

Wrench, Thanks for the input. Did they replace your crank and Rotor? I guess that I just don't trust my local shop to do a good job.
Jeff

  • Indy_WR450

Posted September 03, 2003 - 07:41 PM

#5

Absolutely change the crank! That is how every failure of the woodruff key should have been handled by Yamaha. :)

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  • SFO

Posted September 03, 2003 - 07:42 PM

#6

Wrench, Thanks for the input. Did they replace your crank and Rotor? I guess that I just don't trust my local shop to do a good job.
Jeff



I'd find a shop I trust.
Or, talk to your service writer until you feel confident.

  • bigc

Posted September 03, 2003 - 07:53 PM

#7

If Yamaha is going to do it,DO IT!I believe you can bring your bike to any Yamaha dealer to have the work done.If you local shop mechanics suck,I would be willing to load it up and haul it elsewhere.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted September 04, 2003 - 06:25 AM

#8

Suggestion

Video and take pictures of your bike prior to the shop.

When you get it to the shop go over everything with a fine tooth come with the service tech and or owner. Be polite bring them a case of donuts the next morning (SERIOUSLY) Make them your friend

  • jwriott

Posted September 04, 2003 - 06:29 AM

#9

I guess that I just don't trust my local shop to do a good job.
Jeff


Like that's an uncommon problem. :)

I'd let them replace it and like EGO said, take video and pictures of the bike before you drop it off. Taking them out to lunch is a good move as well.

  • Wrench

Posted September 05, 2003 - 05:52 AM

#10

My dealer is a small shop they only got 1 wr last year and they tell me none this year. The service dept is smaller 1 guy who mostly assembles John Deere equipment, in the summer they add one more so you know they never have had a wr apart. We of course had to wait on the crankshaft and the rotor that took 2 months, as there were none in stock. Ray, the summer guy is about 45 and has worked on motorcycles for years, admitted that he was excited to get to tear the first one down however they had to order a manual. The first day I show up with lunch for the whole service and parts depts, 3 Wendy's combos, 14 bucks, (the parts guy is my contact he sold me the bike in the crate) Ray has the engine apart laying on the table we look over the parts and he says you know I've never got to tear a new one down (the bike had 0 miles as it failed in the drive way) Ray was looking over the instructions about checking the crank to rotor fit and said he didn't have the stuff to do it and he had never done that before, I volunteered to help and supply the stuff which I had. The second day along with my 3 wendy's combos we check the taper and it's good (we measured the tapers trust me if you had problems the crank and rotor need replaced) Ray thanked me for showing him the process, in 20 years he hadn't the opportunity to ever check the crank taper. The third day when I picked up the wr, at lunch of course with 3 wendy's combos in tow) we have had no trouble since. I did have them order the new "slip" gears at 36 bucks cheap insurance. Make friends :) with these guys it's better that they like you and are working on your bike than think you are an a**hole and working on your bike. For less than 50 bucks and not being an a**hole I am treated like one of the family at the dealership. It also was after that I started getting better discounts on parts.

  • TeamScream

Posted September 06, 2003 - 10:40 AM

#11

Make friends with these guys it's better that they like you and are working on your bike than think you are an a**hole and working on your bike. For less than 50 bucks and not being an a**hole I am treated like one of the family at the dealership. It also was after that I started getting better discounts on parts.



Absolutely the best advice ever given.




 
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