2012 WR450 Starting woes

I have a 13' and was having problems with hot starting. Took it into the dealer here in Reno NV. They had just received the FI diagnostic tuner (still in the shipping box) and were unfamiliar with its use. Got a call today and was told that the CO was set at less than 1% and it ended up set about 3.5% after figuring out some comm. Issues. He tuned it just like using a mixture screw adjusting it till it ran too rich and then backing it off. Can't wait to see what difference that makes.

Do you know where I can get the WR cable for the stand alone tool without buying the second unit ?

OR

Would you be willing to figure out the pin out for the SYM connector and share it with us ?

Don't know where you can get the cable from.  I would contact the seller of the stand alone tool and ask for a price with the SYM cable instead of the Yamaha cable.  Not sure what you mean by figuring out the pin out? Happy to help though if I can.

Don't know where you can get the cable from.  I would contact the seller of the stand alone tool and ask for a price with the SYM cable instead of the Yamaha cable.

I sent them an email. I haven't heard anything back.

Not sure what you mean by figuring out the pin out? Happy to help though if I can.

The unit appears to use a DB9 connector as an intermediate connector to the various bike specific connectors. I could make my own connector if you used an ohm meter to find out which DB9 pins are connected to which 3 pins on the WR connector.

I searched for motorcycle scanner.  It was the programmer and the cable.  The listing says 2013 for YAMAHA motorcycle repair tool latest motobike diagnostic scanner tool autocycle autobike diagnos

Found it. Thanks.

I can't tell if this will fit or not. Does Yamaha have a diagnostic connector on other bikes that looks similar but is different ?

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Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy

There's a white one that has more of a square shape.  I think that's the older one that fits the quads.  I'll try to link a picture...  618863962_528.jpg

Edited by funt

I ordered the scan tool. If the connector doesn't fit, I'll figure out the pin out and make one up.

FYI, My WR started really well all summer. Other riders literally shook their head at how easy it started while they kicked their bikes (including 2 strokes !) to life.

Now that its fall it gets a bit cranky at high elevations in the cold. By cranky, I mean that I once had to kick it 3 times. I want to richen it up just a bit.

My dealer doesn't know anything about this process and besides, he would charge me more to do it than what it costs to buy the tool. I also know a guy with a YZ250F with the TPS not working. I'm sure this scanner will pay for itself in no time.

Stand alone diagnostic tool with Yamaha cable.  Tool works but the cable does not fit the +2012 WR450

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-and-Hot-sale-motorcycles-spare-parts-diagnostic-tool-for-yamaha-easy-to-test-all/564717351.html

 

Laptop based tool with cables for all main brands.  This includes the SYM cable that fits the +2012 WR450

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-YAMAHA-SYM-KYMCO-SUZUKI-HTF-PGO-and-for-Honda-motorbike-diagnostic-scanner-motor-scan-motorcycle/836321163.html

 

I ended up with both and used the stand alone tool with the cable from the laptop version. 

 

 

Did you try out the Laptop version? Did the software support the WR? If this works I would just get this and take the laptop out to the shop and use it. Its not like we are going to take the hand hold one out on the trail.

There's a white one that has more of a square shape.  I think that's the older one that fits the quads.  I'll try to link a picture...  618863962_528.jpg

This one does not fit.

Found it. Thanks.

I can't tell if this will fit or not. Does Yamaha have a diagnostic connector on other bikes that looks similar but is different ?

That looks like the correct one - hard to tell from the photo though.

Just tried the laptop version and I couldn't make it work.  It was looking for a serial port not a usb connection.

Stand alone diagnostic tool with Yamaha cable.  Tool works but the cable does not fit the +2012 WR450

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-and-Hot-sale-motorcycles-spare-parts-diagnostic-tool-for-yamaha-easy-to-test-all/564717351.html

 

Laptop based tool with cables for all main brands.  This includes the SYM cable that fits the +2012 WR450

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-YAMAHA-SYM-KYMCO-SUZUKI-HTF-PGO-and-for-Honda-motorbike-diagnostic-scanner-motor-scan-motorcycle/836321163.html

 

I ended up with both and used the stand alone tool with the cable from the laptop version. 

 

Have you seen these listed anywhere else? 

 

I checked Ebay and couldn't find any.

 

Thanks,

 

Jon

Hi Guys, I have the Wr450f and had a few hot starting issues so I lived with it and used the kick starter and it seemed to start easier. Anyway after getting stuck on a few hills and not being able to kick start I thought I would try to fix the problem. Called my yamaha dealer in Dandenong and spoke to the head mechanic told him the problem. He said no probs bring it down its a common problem and he can fix it. Took it down and watched him, he stuck a prong up the exhaust pipe, plugged some kind of digital reader in and proceeded to change some settings. The bike now starts a lot easier and seems to be a lot smoother through the entire rev range. Biggest improvement I noticed was the increase in power. It now wants to lift in 3rd gear the same as it previously did in 2nd gear. The mechanic said they come out tuned incorrectly to meet EPA standards. Anyway it defiantly runs a lot better now.

Just tried the laptop version and I couldn't make it work.  It was looking for a serial port not a usb connection.

I use a serial cable all the time with my laptop to run different programs. Just get a Keyspan serial-to-USB adapter. Works great.

 

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Hi all i decided to take a gamble, and buy the handheld fi diagnostic tool for SYM motorcycles as it comes with the right connection for our bikes, just tried it then and am pleased to say it works:D

Thanks Corkster for taking the original risk.

Edit I bought it through aliexpress

Edited by boston460

Hi all i decided to take a gamble, and buy the handheld fi diagnostic tool for SYM motorcycles as it comes with the right connection for our bikes, just tried it then and am pleased to say it works:DThanks Corkster for taking the original risk.Edit I bought it through aliexpress

Can you provide a link to the tool you found that included the Sym cable?

Thanks!

This is the one I bought, there are cheaper ones by the same supplier but I was impatient and paid extra for faster shipping. http://m.aliexpress.com/item/905497411.html?tracelog=storedetail2mobilesitedetail

Thanks Boston460... I was hoping the handheld unit that is specific to the Sym would have the correct cable... that is a pretty decent price!

 

Now to find an affordable CO2 analyzer.....

No worries, glad to help.

It has one strange function you can make it cycle the headlight on and off (not sure why you would need such a feature)

Edit: I should also mention that one I received didn't come with leeds to connect it to battery (I used a 12volt power supply) and there is no manual of any description, but it's fairly straight forward.

Edited by boston460

Great thread.

Its nice to see everyone working together sharing information on how to resolve this issue.

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