'03 to '04 WR450 Starter Drive Update
Posted October 25, 2003 - 03:54 PM
Posted October 27, 2003 - 04:10 PM
Posted October 27, 2003 - 06:44 PM
At a glance it sure looks like they might retro-fit '03s. Lets hope so.
You called it a 'torque limiter.'I take it the gears did not spin freely of each other in either direction? Just curious. If it's a clutch of some kind, it might lighten the flywheel effect of having to turn that big gear and starter.
Anyway, thanks for the pic's. I think I'll hold off installing the updated gear I just bought.
Posted October 27, 2003 - 07:17 PM
Posted October 28, 2003 - 05:06 PM
Posted October 29, 2003 - 07:33 PM
I agree with you, but '03 owners are to lame and just accept that they are getting F**ked in the a-hole by Yamaha. I'm waiting to see if there are any problems with the '04 before I buy one, otherwise I'm going with red.
Yamaha should provide FREE OF CHARGE these parts to every 03 owner who has a bike in the affected VIN number. That is the VERY LEAST they should do. IMO...
Posted October 29, 2003 - 07:39 PM
otherwise I'm going with red.
Red has their problems, too. Besides, WR450 and CRF450 are similar, but don't really fit the same applications. I agree though, we really need to hound Yamaha about this. Where does one start?
Perhaps we could start by finding out how CraigW got his parts from Yamaha... CraigW?
Posted October 29, 2003 - 07:53 PM
Posted October 29, 2003 - 09:12 PM
You called it a 'torque limiter.'I take it the gears did not spin freely of each other in either direction?
I think when they say "torque limiter", I bet they are reffering to some sort of cushion. I'll bet its sprung to absorb the brunt of a load, probably to keep the woodruff keys in place. My twin bro had an Ossa Stiletto 250 and it has a similar deal, it was called a "cush drive" and it was a spring loaded gear. A clutch disc also uses spring to cushion the load on a car/truck application. This is all just a guess, but it makes sense.
Posted October 29, 2003 - 09:32 PM
Example of a TL. Click here.
Posted October 30, 2003 - 08:59 AM
Posted October 30, 2003 - 10:55 AM
Posted October 30, 2003 - 11:53 AM
Posted October 30, 2003 - 03:29 PM