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cwareham

WR450 Side Cover Removal

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Need a hand removing the side cover on my WR450F (I'm replacing the stator and regulator after the issue I reported a few weeks ago.)

I've got what I think are all of the bolts out, and I can't get the cover off. Before I get 'less ginger' with it, I wanted to make sure there's not a trick I'm missing.

Surprised that there's nothing on youtube showing this...let me know if there's a channel that doesn't show up well on search.

Thanks,

Chris

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There is one bolt behind the starter gear. Remove the two bolts, pry off the gear cover and the gear will fall out. Then you will see the bolt.

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One more thing, be carefull when you put the cover back on to get it fully seated before applying torque to the bolts or the cover will crack pretty easy.

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Got it, thanks! Sneaky :).

Anything I need to be paying attention to as I swap the stator? I bought the trail tech unit, and I'm trying to figure out why they want me to install an ignition jumper....

Best,

Chris

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The torq bolts ( funny star shaped heads) that holds the stator on were really tight. I used a hammer impact wrench to get them loose. To me the felt like they were going to round out the holes. Then id have another project I don't want to do

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