Posted January 21, 2002 - 12:12 PM
I would some help on my 2001 WR400. (Netherlands import)
The bike needs 4 twists of the accelerator, full choke and a good kick and it starts every time. When the engine is hot it starts first kick with the hot start knob.
I have notice that the exhaust pipe coming out of the engine turns red/orange (HOT) after 2 minutes fast tick over. The bike seems to perform well but on one occasion lost some hot water/steam though the expansion tank. This as made me wonder if it is running weak. I am thinking of changing the jets and also making additional mods to give more power. I have read articles about throttle stop, grey wire and de-octopussed could someone please help.
Posted January 21, 2002 - 12:24 PM
De-octopussing...well it gives you back control over your pilot circuit, as the Octopuss artificially richens the circuit to prevent popping on over run etc, also less chance of an air leak thru all those hoses,
Jetting....well.....now there hangs a tale, there is a rather large thread on just this subject, called jetting Q's which would be a good place to start, Good Luck
P.s. have you checked your PM's in your profile?
as I sent you one earlier.
Posted January 21, 2002 - 01:07 PM