2004 glows red at night at idle

9 replies to this topic
  • outlw

Posted July 22, 2005 - 06:34 PM


What causes that?

I have a gyt pipe, air fiter gyt. free mods and JD jetting...

I living in Lower Michigan 890 above sea level.

Would that be the air mixture screw or does it need to go up to a size 48 pilot jet.

2004 wr450F

  • drewpeacock

Posted July 22, 2005 - 06:41 PM


Don't worry, it's normal. :applause:

  • outlw

Posted July 22, 2005 - 06:46 PM


So they all do this?

  • outlw

Posted July 22, 2005 - 06:47 PM


I was wondering if I should move up from a 45 PJ to a 48

  • gregwr450f

Posted July 22, 2005 - 07:13 PM


Yes they all do it, completely normal.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • Jah WR

Posted July 22, 2005 - 07:21 PM


No need to worry, my completely stock 2005 WR450F glowed on it's virgin ride last week. Concerned me at 1st till I researched it. I've since done the throttle stop and baffle, no difference in the glow but it sure came to life. What a rocket!

  • toyota_mdt_tech

Posted July 22, 2005 - 07:40 PM


I'll bet the engine was running. Its normal. Ignore it. :applause:

  • Domenic_WRF

Posted July 22, 2005 - 07:44 PM


:p I think every new WR owner posts this question :) then does a search for reassurance. Maybe WR guys ride their bike more at dark, or just like to hear them run. :applause:

48 pilot will help the bike e-start when winter comes, but no need this time of the year. Search the mods, lots of improvements available..enjoy :eek:

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted July 22, 2005 - 07:45 PM


What causes that?

Heat. The head pipe is single wall Ti.
My dealership told me when they gave me my 'orientation' deal when I bought my bike. They apparantly didnt tell my bro when he bought his, man did he freak. :applause: :eek: :) :p :p

  • outlw

Posted July 23, 2005 - 04:52 AM


I have an 2003 and 2004 WR 450.. They both glow red..

My girl rides one too.. Sold my tt125 and bought a wr450 for her...

I need to order another jet kit for the 2003...

It has the gyt filter and free mods with an fmf pipe and it dies off idle sometimes
btw it has the 2004 needle now and 2004 leak jet...


Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.