2003 wr key update

Does anyone if the yamaha flywheel key update was a factory recall, dealer responsible for performing the repair for free or just a service buellitin? My bike does not have the dot stamped on the vin which indicates the repair was never done.

Kykle797,

Read this link for a history of the Woodruff Key problem on the 2003 WR450F, as well as a parts list and prices. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=303319 When you are done reading the link in its entirety, you will know more than you ever wanted to know about the 2003 starter problem. I was one of the first on this forum to install the updated parts in my 2003. Also, look at Indy450's link for very good pictures of the parts involved. Note that Indy450 has corrected his link by pointing out that the $92.00 Case Side Cover is not required. Also note that since you don't need to replace the Case Side Cover, you don't need to perform the labor involved with the removal of this cover, such as draining the oil. Note my comment in the thread that I provided to you, it is a 10 minute job, if you drink your beer very slowly while working.

thanks for the the info i was actualy going to go that route with the starter gear and the bushing instead of the entire cover

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