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Old 10-19-2010, 11:34 AM   #17971
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What Yamaha number are you guys dialing.. lets just all call them, say tonight 7pm CST VIN in hand...
I called the Customer Relations number listed here http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/contactus/home.aspx


This got me through to somebody that basically started a "file" for me, took my info down, listened to the problem I was having, then tried to transfer me to a "product specialist", but couldn't get that to work, so she said a "product specialist" would call me within 24 hours. I'm only halfway convinced that I will ever get a call, and more than likely will have to call them back again.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:41 AM   #17972
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Having been through the warranty loop for other items including a fuel pump on my ST1300 I found it was a lot easier to just buy the new pump and take the 30 minutes to install it my myself. Unless it has a hard failure or is easy to duplicate at the shop you are probably not going to get any joy at the dealer.

My time and sanity are worth a lot more than the cost of a new pump. YMMV
Me too. I don't have any patience left anymore. I'm tired of dealing with corporate phone op's who don't speak english good enough for me to understand, tired of endless sales pitches, people trying to trick you out of hard-earned money, really tired of politics - all of 'em, damn, I'm really getting sick of everything. I figure the couple hundred bucks is money well spent not to have my blood pressure go even higher than it is. I just want to be left alone and ride for as long as I can - - glad I bought the WRR.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:46 AM   #17973
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Calling Yamaha

Mojo---Write down the names of whoever you talk to.

Bunch of X riders over on supermotojunkies.com in case you want to check it out.

Best of luck with Yamaha.

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Old 10-19-2010, 12:24 PM   #17974
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Boy, with all of the remote backcountry you ride I'd think swapping out that
'08 fuel pump would be up at the top of your list.

For sanity's sake!
I'd be crazy not to!
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:50 PM   #17975
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Quick update... got a call from Yamaha and one of their product specialists. The lady had NEVER heard of a fuel pump problem on one of these bikes before LOL. I told her I've read quite a bit about it on the internet, but she's never heard of it. Now they are going to call the dealer and get them in touch with somebody at their tech support center.

I have a feeling they are going to require that the dealer be able to re-produce the problem, otherwise I'm probably shit outta luck. I might need to take somebody else's advice from earlier in the thread and fix it myself.... which I don't really like... aren't these pumps a couple hundred $$$? The bike only has 2000 miles on it and I gotta fix something like this myself! Stay tuned...

EDIT: Update #2... got a voice mail from the dealer that has my bike. Yamaha did call them and the dealer service guy called me to say that my parts were on order. That's basically all he said, and by the time I called them back they were closed for the day. So.... hopefully Yamaha decided to cover it and the pump is on order. Guess I'll know more tomorrow.

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Old 10-19-2010, 03:37 PM   #17976
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Parts on order sounds like good news to me!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:30 PM   #17977
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YAMAHA is doing a big CYA.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:10 PM   #17978
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They need to! I'm going to call about mine too. They need to recall them.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:27 PM   #17979
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Bonnie's WRR suspension work?

Bonnie or Hayduke,

Are you still happy with the suspension work done on Bonnie's WRR?

If yes, would you please provide me with the contact info for the guy who did the work again?

Between the size of this thread and the kinda' weak search engine, I can't seem to find it...

Thank you!

Larry S.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:47 PM   #17980
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Bonnie or Hayduke,

Are you still happy with the suspension work done on Bonnie's WRR?

If yes, would you please provide me with the contact info for the guy who did the work again?

Between the size of this thread and the kinda' weak search engine, I can't seem to find it...

Thank you!

Larry S.
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Hey Larry,

I'm very happy with my suspension, but I really can't compare it to what it was before the work was done. The bike was way too tall for me to ride it before.

At any rate, the guys name is Chris White, but we don't have his contact info here at the house, it's down at Duke's shop. Duke said he'll get it and PM you with it. Or you can contact Morgan (his screen name is Highland Cycles too) at Highland Cycles in Montrose, CO. He hooked us up with Chris.

He's also worked on Duke's 525 and Duke has been very happy with it!!
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #17981
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Hey Larry,

I'm very happy with my suspension, but I really can't compare it to what it was before the work was done. The bike was way too tall for me to ride it before.

At any rate, the guys name is Chris White, but we don't have his contact info here at the house, it's down at Duke's shop. Duke said he'll get it and PM you with it. Or you can contact Morgan (his screen name is Highland Cycles too) at Highland Cycles in Montrose, CO. He hooked us up with Chris.

He's also worked on Duke's 525 and Duke has been very happy with it!!
Hi, Bonnie

Thank you very much for the info!

If I don't hear back from the Duke, I'll call Highland tomorrow...

Larry
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:54 PM   #17982
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Hi, Bonnie

Thank you very much for the info!

If I don't hear back from the Duke, I'll call Highland tomorrow...

Larry

i'll try to remember to remind him, but no promises!
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:59 PM   #17983
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The claim is stronger built, lower price. The quick disconnect harness option looks affordable and potentially kinda' neat (with some good possibilities for some cleverness for a fast spare battery ancillary hookup...) but will the long quick disconnect pigtail fit our small bike's battery compartments?

Their website looks fairly impressive. I emailed some questions to the guy tonight.

If things pan out, I'll probably buy one 4 cell to run the bike and one more for my saddle bag.

Since I'll soon be running a Revloc automatic clutch, I want the spare battery and jumper cables. Already have the cables... was thinking I might graft on one quick disconnect harness to the cables if that harness can be made to fit. 4 gauge wire isn't all that flexible in my experience, though...

Linky:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623073

I thought dropping battery weight might zero out the gain from the IMS 3.1 gallon tank... always greedy to keep the weight down!

-feet

Scott at Antigravity Batteries has quickly answered all my emails in fine detail. I give 'em an A+ for customer service and tech info!

Scott is pretty darned sure that their smallest 4 cell battery will have plenty of overkill for my WR250X, so I'm going to order two of those tiny lightweight batteries. One for the bike, one for the saddle bag. That's because I'm puttin' in a Revloc so bump starting won't work. And, so I can easily give AdvRider brethren a jump start..

I'm to report back on how the smallest battery works for the bike; especially in the brutally cold winter temps here. He asks that I do NOT routinely put my Battery Tender on it.

I'm gonna can the details here for now. I'll report back on how this works out.

Now I'm off to pull the pin on the order...

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Old 10-19-2010, 09:39 PM   #17984
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Well, their site requires Paypal to pay. Paypal is making me jump through flaming hoops to start the account and verify a CC. I'd canceled with the bastiges about a year ago due to their commie bent.

Anyhoozle, while going thru Paypal's aggravation, I noticed that AntiGrav sells jumper cables with a quick disconnect connector on one end and gator clips on the other. Cool! Guess i won't have to reinvent that wheel.

Order delayed until I can get Paypal kick started. Yech.

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:38 AM   #17985
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Order delayed until I can get Paypal kick started. Yech.

BigFeet

Hey BF; you don't have to have a PayPal account to pay with them. On the first page you get to from the shopping cart, there will be a link somewhere (not obvious in the least) to just pay with credit card without an account.

Unless they've changed PayPal in the last coupla months.
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