Just got a WR 400F, but i have a noise
Posted September 10, 2006 - 02:07 PM
just got my new bike,
rid it today for the 1st time, everything is great, BUT
it sounds like the tappets are ticking,
is this something to be getting really worried about ?
i plan in about 3 weeks to so it coming apart, and having the cam chain replaced, valves checked and a new piston kit
but this noise is making me think i may have to get it apart ASAP !
Posted September 10, 2006 - 04:14 PM
The older I get the better I was.
Posted September 10, 2006 - 11:45 PM
Many thanks for your reply,
it is a 1998 WR400, with loudish muffler on,
where i rid it,there was a man with a 426, and his wasnt making the ticking,
and my friends 2005 250F was not doing it,
to me it really sounded like tappets ticking,
my brothers a bike mechanic, but i have not managed to get hold of him yet about it,
so thought id ask the question on here, having a WR400 forum is great !
Posted September 11, 2006 - 09:09 AM
Posted September 14, 2006 - 09:16 AM
i do have a manual, been doing lots of reading on the net too,
i am a photographer and go round the MX tracks taking pictures then selling them,
and there is a company i take pics for, who is a yam dealer, they have some team riders,
i give them a ring, they seem to think its the cam chain, he said the valves very rarely make a big noise on them
and everyone they have stripped its been a worn cam chain,
therefore ive got a cam chain coming tomorrow,
today i had delivery of some engine ice, grips, new air filter, and most of all a nice big 25 litre oil drum, one of the shops told me to go with this, as it was made for the Yam engine, its motorex top speed 4, 15-50 sae
got a nice big list of bits to do to it this weekend
cant wait to get to work on her
Posted September 14, 2006 - 07:31 PM