tic tic snap

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  • robg

Posted March 06, 2006 - 11:35 AM


Those were the last words spoken. So I'm either looking for a new 2000 wr400 motor, or a bunch of parts, or I'm gonna part her out. any Ideas. I'll keep you posted when I look inside.http://i36.photobuck...73/PICT2341.jpg


  • clark4131

Posted March 06, 2006 - 11:51 AM



  • jsg6110

Posted March 06, 2006 - 12:03 PM


As the guy on the Dodge Hemi commercial would say" That Cant be Good" :thumbsup: thats a tough break if you part it out let me know

  • robg

Posted March 06, 2006 - 12:07 PM


As far as I can tell by looking through the hole the rod broke right under the piston and then what you see is what I got. This fall I overhauled the tranny,piston and top end. The rod looked great I guess it was the weakest link. I put about 1000 kms on it since overhaul with no problems. There was a race this winter that had a bunch of wide open straights. that might of helped the fatigue. Like I said I'll show and tell some of the pics when I crack er open.

  • Frostbite

Posted March 06, 2006 - 01:18 PM


Hey Robg

I may have some parts for you. I had a 430 bore kit installed in my 99 400 and the thinned cylinder casing cracked from the cold. I'm leaning towards getting a new WR rather than pumping more money into the 99. I may part it out, in case you're interested. Might take you a while to scrape the ice buildup off though.

  • bluebike1999

Posted March 06, 2006 - 01:33 PM


yuk. ive been sneaking rides on my 99 while waiting for bits to rebuild it. no more i think, as i believe it may have suspect rod/pin issues.
that is the picture i live in fear of.
good luck with whatever action you take to get back in the saddle.

  • XR_Racer28

Posted March 06, 2006 - 01:51 PM


wow :lol: :bonk: :bonk: so nothing hit the engine casing i can see because the skid is intact but man that must of been scary when that thing went :eek: :bonk: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bonk: :bonk: :eek:

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  • robg

Posted March 06, 2006 - 03:27 PM


nope not as scary as it would have been 3 weeks ago when I had it geared (with a slight tail wind) to go 98.5 (gps) mph. This was at about 30 mph and like I said it went tic tic snap then real quiet except for all the other bikes going by. no rear wheel lock at all I hope the tranny is still good.

  • ncampion

Posted March 06, 2006 - 06:18 PM


Rods don't just break like that at normal RPMs. I will be interested to see what you find when you take it apart. Keep us posted. We're a sadistic bunch. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bonk:

  • bigdrtrdr

Posted March 06, 2006 - 06:54 PM


The small end of the rod was the weak link in the 98-99 motors.
2000 and newer have a beefier rod.

good luck on the nuke job.

  • robg

Posted March 07, 2006 - 01:21 PM


now ya tell me. (just read it will save ya dough in the end)

  • jevc

Posted March 07, 2006 - 03:29 PM


exact same thing happened to me last fall. it cost me $1600 parts alone. the case is real expensive. I looked for quite a while for a good wr motor but could not find one. the only reason I rebuilt it was because I have so much in it already, and it has a CA street tag. If it did not have that licence I would have parted it out. It does run like an ape now though! Hard decision to rebuild or not. by the way I got all my parts from the TT store. saved some money

  • unkle_george

Posted March 07, 2006 - 04:17 PM


That's just nasty....
I've seen complete 426 motors here, ebay and on craigs list for under $1k

Good luck

  • DCaddy

Posted March 07, 2006 - 08:49 PM


Clearly an act of Terrorism....Good luck with your repairs.


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