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taoshum

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PostSubject: Major RECALL   Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:16 am

4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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close RECALL Subject : Stator Coil Insulation May Become Damaged
Report Receipt Date: JUN 29, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V410000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,721
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Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)
YAMAHAWR250R2008-2015YAMAHAWR250X2008-2011
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Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
SUMMARY:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 WR250X motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2011 and 2008-2015 WR250R motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the insulation on the stator coil, a component of the alternator, may become damaged and short circuit to due insufficient heat resistance.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the stator coil is not insulated, the motorcyle will not charge and the battery will go dead, causing the engine to stall which increases the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stator coil with one that has sufficient heat resistance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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DPete

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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:15 am

Well, I'm in that group. Thanks for the heads up
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:26 am

Received the same thing in German recently.
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:36 pm

And we must be original owner or what?
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Evol

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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:37 pm

blusmoke wrote:
And we must be original owner or what?
No, I am the second owner of my bike and I went to my local shop and when they entered my VIN number, they saw my bike was affected.
If you are expecting a letter in the mail, you do need to be a registered original owner....Obviously.

P.S. Not to be the forum police, but it might be good if you tried doing a little search before posting. We already have a few threads on the subject.
Here's the main thread : http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t11755-intent-to-recall-overheating-stator
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taoshum

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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:35 pm

Evol wrote:
blusmoke wrote:
And we must be original owner or what?
No, I am the second owner of my bike and I went to my local shop and when they entered my VIN number, they saw my bike was affected.
If you are expecting a letter in the mail, you do need to be a registered original owner....Obviously.

P.S. Not to be the forum police, but it might be good if you tried doing a little search before posting. We already have a few threads on the subject.
Here's the main thread : http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t11755-intent-to-recall-overheating-stator


true enuf. OTOH, It just appeared on today's Google News and Yamaha begins the recall late July... seemed important enuf to post and maybe alert a few more people before it fails in the field. dunno
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:43 pm

Got my notice here 2 weeks ago, parts on order at the dealer, thanks for posting, cheer`s
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:50 am

Okay there have been some developments since i was last on lol. I have never dealt with a recall before, and would love parts that aren't gonna blow up.

lol I agree with jens on the "main thread" looks like the original stator was too neat and our oil is burning through the thin amount of what ever insulates the copper windings.
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:55 pm

Dealer called yesterday and said they have the kits, took it in this AM had it back in an hour, painless. They changed the oil but not filter
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:22 pm

Does anyone know if a mere mortal could do the install?  It's a 150 mile drive to get a dealer from here...
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:12 am

Yup it can be done, takes maybe 1/2 hour, there a post on here with pictures of how he did it.
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:20 am

taoshum wrote:
Does anyone know if a mere mortal could do the install?  It's a 150 mile drive to get a dealer from here...
Jens Eskildsen wrote:
Got my new stator, and made the swap myself.
Heres some pictures.

Bike on its side, and all the tools:


Old stator, looks pretty fine:


Flywheel:


Old vs new, the new looks brighter in color:


Old stator, looks slightly burn on the single wires around the egdes:


New stator, looks kinda poorly made with the excess epoxy:


One of the sidecover bolts have a copperwasher, dont know why:


It took less than an hour, 4 bolts for the skidplate, 3 bolts for the casesaver, 2 bolts for the black piece of plastic in front of the catch tank. Then the sidecover, and 5 bolts for the stator and pickup.
I was able to unplug the connectors, without removing seat, sidepanel and gastank.

Turned the bike on, and saw 14,45v at idle, good to go. (Sorry, didnt meassure it before, but never had problems)

The kit from Yamaha includes:

Stator with pickup
Copperwasher for the drainplug (didnt need it)
New gasket
New bolts for stator and pickup (remember threadlocker)
Misc cableties

It didnt include a new copperwasher for the one bolt in the stator/side-cover.

The old stator looked fine, I wouldnt have giving it any though if this was pulled from another bike. Upon close inspection, the stator looked ever so slightly burnt around the egdes, and the copperstrings seems darker than the new one.

I need to bring the old stator back to the Yamaha-shop.

The bike has just over 10.000km, with a lot of enduroriding, with the fan switching on and off.


lurk  Link to original thread: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t11755-intent-to-recall-overheating-stator
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DPete

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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:47 am

Good pics, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:01 pm

I'm scheduled to have mine changed next week. I asked my dealer if I could just get the parts and change it myself, they said no :nono: GAHHHH
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:22 pm

Fiftygrit wrote:
Got my notice here 2 weeks ago, parts on order at the dealer, thanks for posting, cheer`s

Ditto...
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PostSubject: Re: Major RECALL   Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:28 am

I got my recall work done a couple days ago. They leaned the bike to the side as well. I was out of there in an hour. Nice to have that out of the way.
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