Leaking 98 Wr400
Posted September 16, 2004 - 10:11 PM
bought a 98 wr400 awhile back and i noticed that this particular wr4 runs hotter than most others
and there's 2 other nagging problem
1. its really hard to start. choke, hot start , nothing works. later on, managed to why out whenever i bleed the carb, i managed to start it only after quite a few hard kicks and lots of sweat.
once i managed to start it, it starts on the first kick again if i try it say within a few hours. its nothing to do with the engine being cold as i only try to start it again after the engine has cool down throughly.
but if i leave it for 24hours, i have to bleed/drain the carb just to start it again
2. for those times when i managed to start the bike, the coolant starts leaking as soon as a minute. this still happened even after i had the impellar shaft changed.
kinda pissed that i have yet to enjoy the bike since i bought it and it has been giving me all this [@#$%&*!]
really feel like selling it off, pass the bad karma to the next buyer at times but i do not feel good about it
decided to sell it but i want to fix it before i sell it off
any suggestions on what could be wrong with this machine?
Posted September 17, 2004 - 04:03 AM
Posted September 17, 2004 - 05:59 AM
Although this is unrelated, one of my friends has an XR650 that I can start first kick also. He has not taken the time to learn the proper procedure, so he'll kick for 5 minutes trying to start it. It is well worth it to learn how your bike likes to start, it saves frustration and time
As far as the coolant leak, I think every possible solution to fixing a coolant leak was in this thread http://www.thumperta...rue#Post1317051
Posted September 18, 2004 - 02:14 PM
As far a running hot, is your bike stock or has there been any mods? Mine runs hot when I ride with my son, but seems fine when I ride with the big boys.
Let me know if you need carb setting from the manual.
Posted September 19, 2004 - 08:44 AM
bike's stock, so i'm lost to y it runs hotter than others
Posted September 19, 2004 - 09:04 AM
bike also runs hotter if theres too much air in the fuel air mixture and countervise
if float level was incorrect (flooding), you would notice theres time to time fuel leaking through one of the carb hoses
you might just be riding too slow
try to add up more info on bike behaviour (plug colour, exhaust pipe outlet colour, clogged carb hoses, torn tank fuel filter, air box mods, pierced carb rubber, missing or unplugged hot start carb hoses..)
it must be some stupid mistake, as I once had a broken top of the plug, so the spark was partially delivered to the plug, causing the bike not to start