99 WR 400 Question
Posted June 10, 2004 - 02:14 PM
When de-octopussing the carb do you plug the two inlets (one on the front left side and one on the rear left side of the carb) or do you run a hose connecting the two.
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted June 10, 2004 - 06:22 PM
Posted June 10, 2004 - 07:40 PM
After looking at the dryrot, I (after doing lots of plumbing work on my house) opted to silver soldier the nipples. I filed them down a bit to make them less obtrusive, then FILLED THEM UP!!
Nary a leak...and NO DRY ROT!!
Posted June 11, 2004 - 03:33 AM
Posted June 11, 2004 - 05:08 AM
Posted June 11, 2004 - 08:48 AM
Also, I am pretty sure I read a JD response that you will need to change some pilot air jets after the de-octopuss. You should be able to do a search to find it.
Posted June 11, 2004 - 02:48 PM
What are the benefits to this
IMHO the BIG thing is reliability. All those hoses are a disaster waiting to happen, if you happen to snag one.
The YZ carb was the same EXCEPT for the octopus. The WR was plagued w/ jetting problems. Between the octopus and the retarded exhaust cam timing, it wrecked a great running engine.