First major tune up in 5 years

3 replies to this topic
  • Gorby

Posted June 22, 2006 - 05:33 PM


For the past 5 years I've just done the basics on the WR: fluids,filters, small mods and such. Im goin on a 10 day ridin trip to Colorado this summer and want the bike to be in tip-top condition.(Dont want to get stranded in the mountains :bonk: ). I'm looking for some advise on what I should do/get checked before my trip. Valves,jetting,carb? The only problem i have with it is that it's sometimes a pain in the ass to start when the bikes' cold,(valves?) Other then that it runs like a champ. Thanks in advance.... :excuseme:

  • XRYoda

Posted June 22, 2006 - 09:11 PM


Check the valves, man. It is a quick job and and can avert catastrophic engine failure.

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  • Matty05

Posted June 22, 2006 - 09:22 PM


I would be going over your bike, checking every nut and bolt.
Now is a good time to lube all of your bearings up. Shock linkage bearings get a hammering. When's the last time you cracked the lid on some grease???
Check that your chain and sprockets are up to it.
Get some spare pre-oiled filters ready to take as well.
I would also put new 5wt oil in the forks.
Check things like your fuel lines, as over the years they can go hard and perish.

  • Matty05

Posted June 22, 2006 - 09:23 PM


Put fresh brake fluid in as well, check your brake pads too.


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