Late 03 WR450's
Posted November 10, 2003 - 05:11 AM
My frame number is 2849, anyone with a # past 2694 had any problems?
Posted November 10, 2003 - 04:33 PM
Posted November 10, 2003 - 05:14 PM
Posted November 12, 2003 - 09:40 PM
Posted November 19, 2003 - 11:14 PM
Posted November 20, 2003 - 04:40 AM
I am fortunate enough to be dealing with an excellent dealer and Yamaha Canada which understood from the start that there was a design flaw and did the right thing by me (all repairs have been warranteed).
Posted November 29, 2003 - 05:27 PM
Posted November 30, 2003 - 05:40 AM
It is extremely unlikely for the sheared key to get into the motor and cause major damage because when the key is sheared it tends to peen the two broken halves into their respective keyways and the rotor does not have the room to move far enough away to allow the broken key to escape.
That being said there are other parts that can fail that could lead to serious damage. There are a number of other posts that cover this.