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Bummer that my first post here is with a problem, but I just bought a 2004 with 2850 miles. Did a test ride and saw no problems. After about a 10 mile ride, I just noticed a what appears to be a base gasket leak on the left front. Bike is pristine otherwise. Any idea what this is going to cost me? I think pulling the motor is a little more than I am willing to do myself. So much for my good deal. I am in Sacramento.



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Hi all:



Bummer that my first post here is with a problem, but I just bought a 2004 with 2850 miles. Did a test ride and saw no problems. After about a 10 mile ride, I just noticed a what appears to be a base gasket leak on the left front. Bike is pristine otherwise. Any idea what this is going to cost me? I think pulling the motor is a little more than I am willing to do myself. So much for my good deal. I am in Sacramento.



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No need to pull the motor. It's less than $50 in parts, and you can find the information on this forum to handle it. I did mine in about 2 hours. We're all here if you need any help, and there might even be a fellow T-Dubber in Sacramento.
 

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Excellent news! I will take a look and beg for help if it is too much for me. I used to be on the KLR650 site, and this place seems to have the same sense of community. Thank you for the answer.



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I just bought a used 2006 TW200 and discovered a engine leak as well and it's the base gasket. Lucky the bike is still under warranty with GP Bikes. They are replacing the base gasket and a few other gaskets. Doesn't sound like a big issue to me, but not sure I'd wanna do it myself.
 

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I got a quote earlier today from a Sac dealer for $200 plus parts. So, between $250 and $280. Another $20 for a valve adjustment. So much for feeling decent for getting the bike for $1800. I am on the fence on doing it myself. Time is the biggest problem.



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Get a TW manual and get your hands dirty. If not I guess get use to getting screwed over cause $20 for a valve adjustment is a joke. Its so simple.
 

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TWs are dandy DIY bikes. I've known many people over the years who stopped riding because of the high maintenance costs at the dealers. DIY keeps it cheap. A typical tune, lube, and clean the air filter takes about half an hour. Cost is about $25 in parts and oil. Dealers charge what?
 

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Please tell me yammie only sells the 2010 or newer base gaskets.. If you tell them you have an 06 I sure hope they wouldn't order an 06... OMM.
 

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Please tell me yammie only sells the 2010 or newer base gaskets.. If you tell them you have an 06 I sure hope they wouldn't order an 06... OMM.
They would. they don't know any better until Mommaha changes their comuter programming.



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I'm still waiting on GP Bikes to call me. They were supported to have order parts a while ago! I've since noticed a clutch issue, so something else for them to look at.

Oh, I mentioned it to a guy in service @ GP Bikes and he almost laughed at me Starting that Yamaha would know this and if the part was defective they would send correct replacement :/



I'm gonna call them tomorrow and speak with the owner and insist on the correct part.



They would. they don't know any better until Mommaha changes their comuter programming.



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Nermal43,



I'm in Elk Grove and have a 2006. Same issue when I bought mine used two years ago. I had mine fixed for the price of parts by Roseville Yamaha, and have since fixed another one my self. It's not hard and can be done with the motor in the bike. I am more than willing to help you do the work, I have all the tools needed and know which updated parts to get for the fix.



Let me know. Kneehole.
 

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Nermal43,



I'm in Elk Grove and have a 2006. Same issue when I bought mine used two years ago. I had mine fixed for the price of parts by Roseville Yamaha, and have since fixed another one my self. It's not hard and can be done with the motor in the bike. I am more than willing to help you do the work, I have all the tools needed and know which updated parts to get for the fix.



Let me know. Kneehole.


Thank you and sorry I was gone so long. I finally took a vacation. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty, but have three little boys, and a new (for us but needs work) home. I did all my own work on my KLR, but I really don't have a good block of time to do the work myself. It does kill me to pay a dealer to do the work though. Was your bike under warranty, or were they just being nice?



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Has anyone tried this stuff on the base gasket? It could be a fast, easy fix and if it needs to be repeated at regular intervals it is not big deal.





 

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My 06 was1,500 miles over warranty, but I called Yamaha USA and filed a complaint anyway. A corporate service guy called me back and took all my information and then two weeks later called back again and said that they had worked out a deal with Roseville Yamaha, they do the work, I pay for parts. Yamaha USA never did admit it was a "known problem," claiming they had no other complaints about this issue. I told the service rep there were lots of us here on this forum that would disagree...



I ordered all the parts from Roseville Yamaha, including both 2006 and 2010 base gaskets. It was obvious after seeing both that Yamaha HAD identified the problem, because the 2010 base gasket had been redesigned, the 06 being what looked like graphite-impregnated stock, the 2010 looked to be fiber stock with a sticky sealant on the sealing faces. Of course it was three times more expensive than the 2006 gasket, but it was worth it. They only made me pay for the 2010 part.



good luck.
 
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