Another Newbie on board
Posted November 28, 2001 - 06:12 AM
Just picked up my Canadian '02 WR 426 yesterday, and as I was unpacking it from the crate I thought of some questions to get your opinions on, hopefully they aren't the same old repeats.
Is the unmarked muffler a US legal spark arestor ?
Is there a grey wire on this '02 import ?
Will I need to do the "octopus removal" ?
Can the odometer be removed ? Looks like you need some type of cap to cover the bearing.
What is the best type of skid plate for full protection ?
The good old fuel question , race or pump premium ?
Of course the airbox lid, BK mode, and throttle stop are no brainers, are there any other ideas ?
Bike will be used for open desert ( Ocotillo Wells, Cal City etc.) to nasty 1 st. gear AZ rock trails.
02 Canadian WR 426
01 WR 250 F
01 YZ 250 F
01 XR 400
Posted November 28, 2001 - 06:56 AM
yes on spark arrestor.
I used a YZ spacer when I removed my ODO.. www.trailtech.net (panoram computer)
I like th E-line carbon fiber skid plate www.thumper-racing.net
full frame coverage, water pump protection, light looks cool!
have fun! take chances!
I liked the low end increase of the power bomb header.. but I also have the FMF megamax.
P.S. 97 oct. is good... I have heard of race gas dry rotting the seals and acc. pump in the carb.
[ November 28, 2001: Message edited by: crazyadam ]
Posted November 28, 2001 - 09:46 AM
- Change to a YZ tank and seat (a few options out there...do a search)
- Change gear ratios based on your type of riding (if desired)
- Change the crappy stock tires to something better...like Michellin M-12's or Dunlop 756's
- Do searches on jetting (lots of info out there) and take suggestions from others at a similar altitude/location.
Posted November 28, 2001 - 11:20 AM
In the US it must also state the type of arrestor. ie screen type.
There was a recent article in either the latest Dirt Rider or last months issue on this exact subject.
Just be sure rather than sorry. Have fun!.
Posted November 30, 2001 - 06:40 AM
I called the dealer in Toronto about the spark arrestor, and he stated that it meet Canadian regulations eh ?
The end cap is welded to the muffler and there is no baffle to remove, so we'll try it and see how it runs.
Posted November 30, 2001 - 08:08 AM
P.S. - what's with the handle? Do you actually own and ride a Maico!?
[ November 30, 2001: Message edited by: Pete Z ]
Posted November 30, 2001 - 08:28 AM
Good Luck and enjoy!!!