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hole in air filter screen? See picture.

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Yammi will replace it FOC.

Do so ASAP.

-Jay

Just called the Yamaha dealer (not the dealer I bought the bike from) , and they told me I needed to bring the bike in in order to have it done under warranty. Since the part is $13 bucks or so, I'm just gonna go and pay for it.

Yeah, I know. I'm a passive apathetic lazy consumer:bonk:

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wait isint that where the bolt goes thru?

unless i'm missing something or not enough red bull today

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I Just spoke with my dealer here in Orlando and he said Yamaha hasn't notified them of any re-call of air filter screen????? WHAT"S THE TRUTH?? Too many conflicting stories...

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Look at the picture man.........

Just know and fix it yourself....:thumbsup:

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I Just spoke with my dealer here in Orlando and he said Yamaha hasn't notified them of any re-call of air filter screen????? WHAT"S THE TRUTH?? Too many conflicting stories...

If you contact Corporate Yamaha (800# on their website), they'll know exactly what you're referring to. Here's a similar thread: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=454338

This is a bonafide problem for the '07 and Yamaha has issued a recall. Your dealer apparently hasn't gotten the word - I contacted mine in Carson City (they had heard of the recall) and also would have had to drag the bike down there for 10mins of "recall work". So, like many, I plugged the hole myself for now. Here's how- used a combination of a 3" wood dowel down the center of the hole with a small screw in the end of it (as a wedge/anchor). First, drilled a small pilot hole in the end of the dowel after filing edges clean. Then pulled the dowel down into the cage about 1.5" and tightened screw (dowel now anchored with no way for screw to bypass dowel). Then sealed with silicone in top 1.5" up to where wire ring holds filter in place- air tight and not going anywhere until I eventually get it replaced. Many have simply filled entire hole with silicone, which probably works just fine. I just elected to add the extra step to ensure the silicone doesn't break free... and so I could have one more beer in my garage. :thumbsup:

MG

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ORANGE BIKE?

my brother's bike. Mine is this beauty:applause:

IMG_2431.jpg

And here, the problem fixed about $15.00 later.. (new cage)

IMG_2440.jpg

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sure its not a ktm, just kidding.......

love the orange Mate

how did you do that?

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Thanks for the info MG.. I just got my bike back today from said dealer with all mods done..... My eye's are still bleedin' from ridin' down my street!! I'll plug mine up as well.

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wait isint that where the bolt goes thru?

unless i'm missing something or not enough red bull today

The wr uses a wire clip system and there is a groove across the hole that the wire goes across. Dust goes around the wire and straight through.

Not Good !

STS.

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wait isint that where the bolt goes thru?

unless i'm missing something or not enough red bull today

Yup.. you´re right, for earlier models....

In 2007, no bolt...just a metal bracket that holds the filter assembly in place. That´s the big mistake: the bracket does not oclude 100% the hole.

Sergio

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