03' WR450 NOT STARTING
Posted September 16, 2003 - 12:32 PM
Posted September 16, 2003 - 08:36 PM
Posted September 17, 2003 - 05:41 PM
Posted September 17, 2003 - 08:53 PM
Posted September 18, 2003 - 03:22 AM
Posted September 18, 2003 - 06:31 PM
As to the "fix" that your dealer is proposing... Well, I have my own opinion on that for what it's worth: If a bike shears the woodruff key then the taper mismatch between the crankshaft and rotor is severe. No amount of loctite, lapping or "different" woodruff keys will fix it. The crankshaft and rotor should be replaced, and when they are the taper match should be checked by the mechanic to insure it is 100% or you will have the problem again. If you do some digging in the archives, many people who have sheared one key, kept shearing them even after the "fix" until they got the crank and rotor replaced with a set that had a good contact patch.
Just my two cents but I'd push to get the crank and rotor replaced and make Yamaha pick up the tab.
Posted September 18, 2003 - 07:57 PM
Posted September 19, 2003 - 03:44 PM
You mean this beast is already at the house? I saw the XR at the dealership on the way home. Maybe NOW you might be able to keep up with the KATOOM!!