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Old 10-21-2010, 08:59 AM   #18016
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Do Not Use Msr Fork Seals
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:03 AM   #18017
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Fuel pump update

Fuel pump update... good news... called the dealer that has my WRX this morning after talking to Erica at Yamaha Customer Service the other day. My fuel pump is on order and should be in early next week, so Yamaha has agreed to cover its replacement. When talking to Erica on the phone, she said she hadn't heard of this fuel pump problem before, but I guess they've decided to cover it (even though the dealer could not re-produce the problem).

Can't wait to get the bike back
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:19 AM   #18018
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If the 112 fits without running out the adjusters to the ends of the swingarm, I might go that route; it's only like a buck more. Thanks for the input folks.
I'm going to put the chain on this weekend, I'll report back with what I find.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:33 AM   #18019
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Mojo--

I'm thinking Erica has a short memory. She's mentioned specifically on page 5 of the WRR forum thread I linked earlier. Could be there's more than one Erica, I suppose...... I really think Yamaha tries to feed us a line, and that burns me.

Thanks for posting back, good to hear yours is taken care of.

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Old 10-21-2010, 09:44 AM   #18020
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I'm going to put the chain on this weekend, I'll report back with what I find.
I got a case of itchy trigger finger and wound up ordering up a set of primary drive sprockets and their x-ring chain in a 112-link last night. I won't be getting to it next weekend though, so I'm interested to see what you find.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:59 AM   #18021
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Mojo--

I'm thinking Erica has a short memory. She's mentioned specifically on page 5 of the WRR forum thread I linked earlier. Could be there's more than one Erica, I suppose...... I really think Yamaha tries to feed us a line, and that burns me.

Thanks for posting back, good to hear yours is taken care of.

Sarah
I thought the same thing and did see that name posted over there, but didn't really want to question her on it in case it was somebody else. Really makes you wonder. I figured they would keep track of problems like this, and I'm sure they do, but maybe they just don't mention it to customers and only to dealers, or something like that. Just glad I don't have to shell out the money myself, even though I do hate the fact that I'm basically without the bike for 3 weeks right here at the end of the riding season.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:07 AM   #18022
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Failure prone?
it's some kinda aftermarket rebranded...
i can't comment on the wrr ones, but on many other bikes i've done seal replacement, oem is the best quality piece to use. my guess is it is the same for these forks too. you can use aftermarket on many other parts but the rule has kinda been use oem fork seals.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:11 AM   #18023
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that's common for most of the mfg to not admit a failure.
if they started saying we know there is a problem (but that is often hard to replicate at the shop) everyone with an 08 would show up and say replace mine too (even if they were not experiencing the problem).

people w/ 08s have 3 choices
-ride it and see what happens
-pay $200 and be done w/ it
-go through the hoops and time needed at a dealer and hope they pay for 1.

all depends on what your time is worth.

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Mojo--

I'm thinking Erica has a short memory. She's mentioned specifically on page 5 of the WRR forum thread I linked earlier. Could be there's more than one Erica, I suppose...... I really think Yamaha tries to feed us a line, and that burns me.

Thanks for posting back, good to hear yours is taken care of.

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Old 10-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #18024
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it's some kinda aftermarket rebranded...
i can't comment on the wrr ones, but on many other bikes i've done seal replacement, oem is the best quality piece to use. my guess is it is the same for these forks too. you can use aftermarket on many other parts but the rule has kinda been use oem fork seals.
Good to know. Thanks!

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Old 10-21-2010, 10:28 AM   #18025
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tell them how to replicate the issue

Hope for a warm sunny day, ride the bike to operating temps, then park in sun. Wait 10 minutes then try to restart. If the pump works, repeat until it fails. Gave explicit instructions on how to get this to happen, and dealer was able to replicate on second try. If you have the money, buy the pump and do yourself, else be prepared to lose bike for a couple weeks. I am very happy the dealer listened and was able to replicate the problem. I had the money, but as bike was under warranty still, figured yamaha should pay. Good luck guys.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:39 AM   #18026
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Failure prone?
In my experience with them, yes.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:11 PM   #18027
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In my experience with them, yes.
OK, thanks for the info.

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:27 PM   #18028
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On fork seal replacement-- just a reminder to check for rock dings causing rough places on the tube. Smooth those out or they'll eat up your new seals in no time.

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:29 PM   #18029
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On fork seal replacement-- just a reminder to check for rock dings causing rough places on the tube. Smooth those out or they'll eat up your new seals in no time.

Sarah
Sarah,

Good tip. Do ya' stone any dings down with a machinist's stone or...?

Thanks,

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Old 10-21-2010, 03:19 PM   #18030
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FWIW, regarding fork seals; if you live in an area that has hard water, be sure and wipe down the sliders after you wash the bike. Otherwise, the water stains on the sliders (minerals) will eat away at the seal lip causing premature wear. If you use WD40, be sure and wipe that off too, as WD40 is known to cause problems with seals. I always put quite a bit of grease between the dust seal and fork seal to help trap dust particles that get past the dust seal, it seems to help; once or twice per season I wipe the dirty grease out and replace it.
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