red hot exhaust


17 replies to this topic
  • slacksaw

Posted February 28, 2007 - 05:53 PM

#1

Just picked up a 2001 yzf 426, changed the oil, gas and plug, wondering if it was normal for the exhaust to get cherry red after about three minutes of riding? It was only red right where it bolts into the motor and slightly around the bend of the tube. any ideas is it a bad thing and if so what do I do? Thanks

  • WB450

Posted February 28, 2007 - 05:56 PM

#2

Just picked up a 2001 yzf 426, changed the oil, gas and plug, wondering if it was normal for the exhaust to get cherry red after about three minutes of riding? It was only red right where it bolts into the motor and slightly around the bend of the tube. any ideas is it a bad thing and if so what do I do? Thanks


Yes, it's normal, they all do it. I bought a 07 and the same thing happened to me, I was pissed, but then I read up on it, they all seem to do it.

  • slacksaw

Posted February 28, 2007 - 06:03 PM

#3

yeah seemed odd and didnt look right but wasnt sure, this is my first bike so im not up on everything just yet. thanks for the info

  • 642MX

Posted February 28, 2007 - 06:17 PM

#4

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  • grayracer513

Posted March 01, 2007 - 08:57 AM

#5

Have some fun. Open the search window and type "header pipe red".

BTW, searching on the words "header pipe red" produces 71 threads in this forum, 99 in the WR4** forum, and 129 in the YZ/WR250F forum, in case anyone thought they were alone in this. :applause:


Welcome to the world of titanium headers and high performance four strokes. :applause:

  • Ga450owner

Posted March 01, 2007 - 10:04 AM

#6

We can't let this slide w/o the old "get the marshmellows and weenies out" it's ThumperParty Time:p

  • grayracer513

Posted March 01, 2007 - 10:10 AM

#7

So, what then? Should we show him The Picture?

  • 642MX

Posted March 01, 2007 - 10:13 AM

#8

So, what then? Should we show him The Picture?


Go ahead and bust it out. Its been 3 days since I saw it. :applause:

  • grayracer513

Posted March 01, 2007 - 10:22 AM

#9

That long? Well OK.

A glowing hot header does look odd, slacksaw, maybe not this odd, but odd, the first time you see it. You have now been officially hazed into the YZF forums. :applause:

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  • Ga450owner

Posted March 01, 2007 - 10:59 AM

#10

That long? Well OK.

A glowing hot header does look odd, slacksaw, maybe not this odd, but odd, the first time you see it. You have now been officially hazed into the YZF forums. :applause:

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ah yes the old seat warmer.....:applause:

  • slacksaw

Posted March 01, 2007 - 12:58 PM

#11

wow thanks for the intro into tt, how long before the hazing stops, lol all in good fun

  • ____Kurt____

Posted March 01, 2007 - 01:00 PM

#12

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i've seen those jet engines before, they look super wierd and like an invension the Polish invented :applause: jk. i forget what there called though and they get red hot all the time. i'll find a vid hold on...

  • ____Kurt____

Posted March 01, 2007 - 01:25 PM

#13

they are called pulejets
found a good one and you can make them easily for fun/entertainment
surer yellow/white hot

small spark plug pulse jet


  • grayracer513

Posted March 01, 2007 - 01:25 PM

#14

...how long before the hazing stops, ..?

As long as you don't ask what oil to use, or what the best pipe is, it should be pretty much over. :applause:

  • jayh300

Posted March 01, 2007 - 01:37 PM

#15

wow thanks for the intro into tt, how long before the hazing stops, lol all in good fun


yeah... stay away from the oil question and you will be ok !!!!!!!! Seriously, everything you need to know about that bike is on this site, and plenty of good advise to help you along
welcome to tt
jay
ps....still love the rocket cart gray !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WB450

Posted March 01, 2007 - 01:49 PM

#16

Don't ask about the AP mod either.:applause:

  • Pukeballs

Posted March 01, 2007 - 06:46 PM

#17

Or powerband colors...

  • slacksaw

Posted March 01, 2007 - 06:57 PM

#18

what about that thing you sit on, how do you take it off the bike and why cant I find the kickstand and training wheels. and whats the red button near the clutch for is that the horn. (lmao)





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