blew it up
Posted March 15, 2005 - 04:18 PM
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I wish you a speedy recover
Posted March 15, 2005 - 04:42 PM
Not to make fun of your unfortunate circumstances, but I know a guy who needs everything but the engine for his new WR
Posted March 15, 2005 - 04:46 PM
Posted March 15, 2005 - 04:52 PM
wr 450, o5. i am going to rebuild it. keep it for a few years and get a ktm, a real bike. i use to bleed blue, till this happened. my wife almost killed me!!! i told her how much money its going to take. i am glad i am not making payments!!!
Now, Now, Don't overeact. I just spoke with a guy in our shop who toasted the motor in his 525. Think what it's going to cost him to repair!! Find out what went wrong-Is it an '05-How many miles?
Posted March 15, 2005 - 04:56 PM
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Posted March 15, 2005 - 06:30 PM
Bribe the dealer, offer up your wife in trade for a warranty repair. That will make her happy!!!! (just kidding of course.)
Hope you get it fixed soon and at as little expense as necessary.
Posted March 15, 2005 - 07:01 PM
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Posted March 16, 2005 - 07:29 AM
..The ticking noise should have been a warning that something was up...
Normally I'd agree, but on all the 426's and 450's I've ridden (including my own '04 WR450) there's so much mechanical noise it'd be damned hard to determine which ticking noises are legit vs. which ones are timebombs. This is my first 4 stroke and compared to a 2 stroke I was amazed at how much mechanical racket comes out of these engines. And after adding a full sized skidplate to the bottom the noise seems even more magnified / echoed back up towards the rider. Sounds like a friggin' rock tumbler on nitrous under me sometimes.