The dealer said this forum overexagerates
Posted October 16, 2003 - 08:44 AM
I asked them to check just to be sure.
The manager told me the key was showing "signs of wear", and needed to be replaced.
I went on a 30 mile loop sunday, about 7 miles in, small backfire....then a whole lot of pushing. Starter motor just spins (doesn't turn over the motor). Unable to kick.
Sounds like the key sheared, huh? this will be the 3'd key in aprox 50 miles. I just got off the phone with customer service, and they assured me "they won't replace the unit". In turn i assure them i won't pay for the motorcycle (yamaha credit). This is such BS. i don't know what to do.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 08:48 AM
they said this forum overexagerates, and there is no problem.
That's what I would say if I were a dealer trying to sell you a WR450.
But really, I feel for you. Sorry about your bad luck.
It's too bad people have to pull s**t like that to sell you a bike. Kinda like being a Harley Dealer during the AMF years.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 09:18 AM
I ask cstomer service if this problem has been corrected for 2004, and all they can tell me is, "we haven't seen any service bulletins released." They are so FOS!!!.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 09:33 AM
they said this forum overexagerates
this will be the 3'd key in aprox 50 miles
Doesn't sound like an overexageration to me.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 10:04 AM
they said this forum overexagerates
I kinda look at this as a riders "union". For years and years, we have had to accept the company line (what ever the dealer tells us) because we had no other recourse. Now, we have a place of assembly, and we are identifying issues before technical bulletins are being released.
That, in itself, has to be somewhat daunting for the dealers. We don't HAVE to go to them for answers, so they, in turn, try to discredit this forum.
Sorry, but this place has solved way too many problems, and collectively, we have our bikes running much better than they were offered to market (BK mod, JamesNOW!, Taffy-Timing, JamesDean Jetting, ect...)
I look here for my answers.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 10:23 AM
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Posted October 16, 2003 - 10:49 AM
You mentioned that on your 30 mile loop that you had some small backfiring. Does that indicate that the key is going bad.
The backfiring is probably a jetting issue. A key going bad will not cause backfiring, but its the backfiring that will shear the key.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 11:51 AM
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Posted October 16, 2003 - 03:40 PM
TT is great i've learned alot of good things off this site.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 06:21 PM
...I had a few backfires. Should I be worried?
Be afraid, be very afraid!
Posted October 16, 2003 - 07:18 PM
Have we heard from any Yamaha reps,dealers,mechanics,other employees,etc.? Don't they have enough balls to speak up?How about some lawyers that would take our case?
We paid alot of money for these bikes and we don't want to take it in the a$$.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 08:02 PM
My dad still rides his 1970's Husky. I bought a 03 WR thinking it would last many years. I could have bought a 10 year old bike that's more reliable. The more I write, the more fumed I get.
1. I disputed the charge with Yamaha financing. They won't get their money from me. My credit is perfect up til now. They can have the dealer recredit them, they can reposess from the dealer (who has posession), they can spend money on attourneys. I"M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT IN THE SHORTS!
2. This is a perfect class action suit. Yamaha continues to sell a product that they know is defective....even dangerous; shearing a key 25 miles out in the desert can be deadly.
3. I have a good mind to picket the dealership (internet, in person, and every other way i can imagine) if they don't make things right.....not ANOTHER LAME BANDAID.
Posted October 16, 2003 - 08:46 PM
You guys need to go after Yamaha USA. I'm not buying my 04 till I no it doesn't have major problems. If there are any reliabilty issues I'm switching brands. That goes for my street bike to.
Yamaha should release some press statements to let everyone know what's going on. The law suit needs to happen and the fix should be a new crank/f-wheel, for anyone who wants it.
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