New to this Off Road Game
Posted February 15, 2005 - 08:35 PM
1. I am getting ready to do the grey wire and throttle mod- I wanted to spend some time on this and try to figure the bike and trail riding out before I go and make it faster, I have read about the GYT-R insert- will it work- I got the bike home tonight and the stock insert came loose- I took it out and the spot where it attaches to the bolt is broken- So is it OK to leave that baffle out? and use the spark arrestor in? will it help the performance any?
2. I more than likely will not race, I have 180 miles on the bike already, after three rides, how often should I change the oil. It has to be more than 3,000 miles, I am 45 years old, and being my 1st dirt bike (My 300th childhood) I really do not plan on abusing this bike too much
So far this is an awesome bike- I belong to an off road club with about 1400 acres of land and more trails than you can ride in a day, only a few miles from my home so, I plan on riding this bike a couple of times a week, and for many years.any help or tips you can give me will be appreciated
Posted February 15, 2005 - 09:37 PM
You should have changed your oil already. Read the manual. Enjoy your new ride.
Posted February 16, 2005 - 01:53 PM
As far as oil changes go on my YZ, I've found that when the oil starts to darken, turn grey, it is time to change the oil. If it is black you waited to long. The manual has some suggested intervals for the wr, but 3000 miles is way too long. More like 500 miles or less, I don't have my manual in front of me. All the experts here encourage frequent oil changes as the transmission and engine share the same oil.
Posted February 16, 2005 - 02:30 PM
Use the search tab for any questions you may have. More than likely, it has been discussed on this site at one time or another. This is a great site for information.
Posted February 16, 2005 - 03:26 PM
Posted February 16, 2005 - 03:42 PM
Texas4play , I live in the Killeen Area and work at Ft Hood.