Now you see it - Now you don't
Posted May 20, 2000 - 07:47 PM
I don't know if this will help, but here are some specs on my bike and riding habits: RIDING HABITS - 1 to 2 times a week in the Arizona desert. About 4,000 miles on bike now. Was at Baja with Richard in March (see the "Stories" section) BIKE - '99wr400, air box lid off, FMF mega MaxII (uncorked), modified throttle stop, IMS tank&seat combo, applied top triple, Scotts Damper, maintained well (valves,linkage, oil changes, etc.)
Thanks for your help with this one.
Posted May 21, 2000 - 07:20 AM
I didn't replace the head gasket myself. And while my dealer was in there, I had them replace the rings for only a little more.
Posted May 22, 2000 - 07:32 AM
Posted May 22, 2000 - 08:58 AM
I rode for three rides like that and replaced the fluid after each ride. However, I can't imagine that this is recommended. But the bike ran great!
My rides were in the winter though and the temp was only in the 50's.
The dealership charged me 300+ dollars to replace the head gasket and replace the rings.
[This message has been edited by Bryan (edited 05-22-2000).]
Posted May 22, 2000 - 12:14 PM
I've had my cylinder off...again not a big deal. If you can handle the carb on these bikes you can do the top end. I would do the mechanical and leave the Mic and clearance stuff to a machinist. If you've done the timing change you were almost there.
I guess I could photo copy this for anyone and send it via mail or fax (pictures may not come out via fax).
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat/brick.
Posted May 22, 2000 - 05:30 PM
As it turned out, the dealership put my bike back to WR timing (I had YZ timing) and didn't tell me. Even after I TOLD them it was YZ timed.
I went for a ride and thought, where did the power go? I tore it apart and found their error. I put it back to YZ timing. I could have done it all myself and would have probably saved time and certainly a lot of money.
Posted May 22, 2000 - 06:07 PM
It sure would be nice to have that as a resource when it comes time...