HELP!!!wr 426 engine noise & metal shavings in oil
Posted December 09, 2003 - 08:47 PM
ps i haven't notice any loss of power if that matters.
Posted December 09, 2003 - 08:55 PM
Posted December 10, 2003 - 08:40 AM
The metal shavings are pretty normal for a while. It will go away after a while. How many miles are on the bike?
Posted December 10, 2003 - 02:53 PM
Posted December 10, 2003 - 03:14 PM
Posted December 10, 2003 - 03:18 PM
Posted December 10, 2003 - 07:20 PM
Posted December 10, 2003 - 09:10 PM
Posted December 10, 2003 - 10:36 PM
Your pictures is about the same amount (actually a little less) that I get from both my WR426F and my sons YZ250F. They are both 2002s with low hours.
That's what I've been told. It really isn't that much considering how big the picture is.
I'm still wondering if you're hearing chain slap rather than engine noise. After I fixed the chain slider with a piece of innertube, it quieted down the chain slap a bunch.
Hope it's something simple like that
Posted December 11, 2003 - 04:54 AM
Posted December 11, 2003 - 06:51 AM
Posted December 11, 2003 - 07:03 AM
Same with me. As far as the filter, it is nearly spotless. I change oil every 150 miles and do the filter every other change. I am also easy on the clutch. If you are hard on the clutch and using it alot the particles will increase.
Yea, I'm sure. the oil only has a faint look of silver in .
Posted December 11, 2003 - 07:22 PM
Posted December 11, 2003 - 08:22 PM
I normally ride with my 15 yr. old son who on a good day can hang with me on the single tracks. A couple of his friends and there fathers have bikes and go with us sometimes. They are a fair amount slower but fun to ride with. Being the fastest in the group and crashing less they think I haul ass, and I was beginning to think the same. Riding by myself this fall on the GT Trail I hooked up with two guys from Ohio. About 30 yrs. old, YZF426 and RM250. We decided to ride together and asked me to lead because I knew the trail. I hammered it (for me) for about 15 minutes and they stayed right with me. The YZF then led for the next section and we all stayed together. I'm feeling pretty good at 48 yrs. old running with the young guys. Switched again and the RM led the way and instantly he was gone. He would stop every fiew minutes and let us catch up and bang, gone again. That guy could fly. Former Motocrosser now just doing Enduros and trails. I asked him to run at a pace that I could keep up with for a bit so I could pick up a thing or two. He would rotate between my pace and his. I learned alot watching him move around on the bike, his line etc. That 3 hour ride I learned more and improved more than 20 hours of normal riding. It certantly caused me to push hard and go beyond my comfort zone. Before that day I would not have beleived anyone could run at that pace. Sure was fun to watch. Keep pushing it and someday maybe you will have to wait for the YZman to catch up.
Posted December 17, 2003 - 04:14 PM
Posted December 17, 2003 - 04:29 PM
and the weird thing was it didn't do it all the time so
I cut the gray wire and it quit acting up on the top end.
Posted December 17, 2003 - 05:41 PM
on the top end they have a lot of great info on jetting here.