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Dumb queston.. what year did the warrior go to 5 spoke wheels, or does it just depend on what day it was built?? I have an 07 bought brand new with 4 miles on it and from what I have gathered so far...it should have 5 spokes.... any help appreciated.
 

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That's weird. You have radial brakes but three spoke wheels. I wonder if somebody at the dealer swapped out the wheels while they were putting it together ??
 

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Dumb queston.. what year did the warrior go to 5 spoke wheels, or does it just depend on what day it was built?? I have an 07 bought brand new with 4 miles on it and from what I have gathered so far...it should have 5 spokes.... any help appreciated.
The 5-spoke wheels started in '2006' with the radial frt brakes. You have 3-spoke wheels that belong on model year'2005' & <



Also, the frt rotors are different. 5- hole mount on the 5-spoke whl and 6-hole mount on the 3-spoke.


If that is a new bike from a Yamaha dealer you got screwed IMO
 

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what should I do about this?? call Yamaha or go choke the dealer? or both?


I bought it brand new from a Yamaha dealer and it was never set up until after I bought it...or so they said?? geez...
 

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Dayyyyum. Hate me yet? Friggin Yankee dealers.. always screwing somebody or something.. LOL.

Yep. You should have five spokes. I'm not even sure that the 3 spokes woudl mount up properly if just swapping them out.. Anyone else here know 'bout that?
 

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I got screwed??? I am gonna choke him I swear!!!!!!!!!!!! you are up late arent ya??? lol ... my mom was with me when I picked it up and they trailered it from their other dealership. She took pics of the bike on the trailer at the dealer.. is this thing unsafe then or what??
 

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Don't think it's unsafe. Now that I think of it, *** (who bought my other bike) put a set of 5 spokes on it and it was an 02, so I guess they are swappable. I'd be back on the phone with that jackass dealer tomorrow letting them know that I expect the stock wheels to be put on the bike.. I'd also want to know WHY they swapped them out?
 

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wow - someone's riding around with your 5-spoke wheels....I'd be pi$$ed! Go back to the dealer and have them get you a set of 5-spoke wheels otherwise threaten to file a complaint with mother Yami!
 

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Three-spoke rims is not a big deal IMO although its not what you paid for. Call Star and complain.


The radial caliperdoesn't care if the rotor is '02 or 06 style since dimensions are the same for both (except #bolts as earlier).


BTW only the front calipers/cylinder are different. The rear brake remains the same '02-'08 including rotor.


Hopefully you have the '06+ exotic front radial calipers and the slightly taller (more volume)front master cylinder. Its doubtful they would swap all that out so I'm sure you are okay there.


Here's the differences in the brake system part numbers in case helpful to you: http://rswarrior.com/forums/p/114111/930545.aspx


Star's parts website to connect each part to the name Star calls it: http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/parts/home.aspx


Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

Sales, marketing and distribution of Star Motorcycles.

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(800) 962-7926, press "1" for Star Specialist.


parkinglot said:
Dumb queston.. what year did the warrior go to 5 spoke wheels, or does it just depend on what day it was built?? I have an 07 bought brand new with 4 miles on it and from what I have gathered so far...it should have 5 spokes.... any help appreciated.
 

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No problem, I've been learning what I can out of interest myself. From the Star website: "Dual 298mm front disc brakes and radial-mount four-piston calipers, and a 282mm rear disc combine for incredible, supersport-spec stopping power." Radial mount calipers have significantly better stopping power, remain better aligned during braking, and yes the system costsmore due to exotic hardware. Thefront master cylinderis taller for more fluid volume. Note that brake pads are identical (1-pad per caliper) with that in mind here's a helpful link:http://www.motorcycledaily.com/13november02radialbrakes.html
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radial brakes? excuse my ignorance, but what are radial brakes??
 

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Tell them you want the five spokes(original eq.) or you'll get a lawyer. If that does'nt work let me know, I know a good lemon law lawyer.
 

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Hope this ends up well for you. That's just wrong of the stealer. Nothing wrong with three spokes (I got 'em), but you paid for five spokes with upgraded brakes. I say tell him you'll be glad to pick out some new PM wheels and brembo brakes on his dime
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Have you checked the brakes? If they are the right brakes and they just changed the wheels i dont see an issue. If they changed the brakes on you then you got a right to be pissed. I like the looks of the three spokes anyway IMHO.
 

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Selecting the correct action depends on if you bought the bike new, or used in 'as-is' condition. In either case, the passing of time oftendoesn'tmatter if once you notice the defect you took quick action, but check your state's laws. Its no use to threaten yet.


Besides, Yamaha/Star will be very interested if a new bike was recently sold with 3-spoke rims. Plus you'll likely ask Star if the 3-spoke rims are safe on the newer models with radial brakes, and you'll want to ask for that in writing since it might be the extra spokes are there to handle the harder deceleration capability of the radial brake system.


Star will refuse to give it to you in writing. When your dealer learns from you in polite conversation that Star will not approve the 3-spoke rims for the newer models and that you believe it is therefore unsafe due to potential deceleration forces with radial brakes, and you intend to select an attorney to force Star to fix it (so you are not threatening the dealer to their face in their own showroom) I'll bet the world changes. It doesn't matter if the technical aspects are true since Star won't make any comment that works against its international advertising of the brakes including on their own website.


BTW a set of chrome rims will cost them about as much as 5-spoke OEM rims. Hmmm. That's how I'd let the dealer save face and still fix your bike. But I'm no lawyer. I'm just a pissed-off biker who takes your side on this obvious fraud.


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Tell them you want the five spokes(original eq.) or you'll get a lawyer. If that does'nt work let me know, I know a good lemon law lawyer.
 

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Have you checked the brakes? If they are the right brakes and they just changed the wheels i dont see an issue. If they changed the brakes on you then you got a right to be pissed. I like the looks of the three spokes anyway IMHO.
It'sobvious from all the gallery photos that the brakes are '07' as are the handlebars with the SS cables and it has the 5-spoke rear pulley as previously stated.


Many many newmotorcycle dealers pay an outside company to assemble their new bikes before leaving the Depot/Warehouse where the bikes are stored so the bikes arrive completely assembled. My '04' Warrior purchased in Ionia, MI was done in this fashion so there is no way this could ever happen IMO.


I would speculate and suspect the dealer/assembler made the swap intentionally as the rear pulley would have been shipped from Japan in the 5-spoke wheel but i've been wrong before

EDITED: My .02 regarding design differences & methodology of the later years….

The 5-spoke wheel is cheaper and easier to manufacture than the 3-spoke wheel and presents a new look for sales!


Changing to radial brakes on the Warrior was cost effective for sharing calipers across the sports bike platforms as well as the frt forks.
 
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