Old News but still relevant--2007 WR Air Filter Hole
Posted October 07, 2007 - 07:32 PM
Don't want to rehash old news, but thought it important to remind those who recently bought a new 2007 WR250/450 to check the air filter cage for the hole....
I bought a new 07 250 for my wife and my buddy just picked up a 450...went riding this weekend and while reading the "performance mod" thread was reminded to check for the hole...guess what?!...both bikes had them...the frigging dealer prepped them out the door and delivered them to us with a grade a hole!
Anyway, did a fix with silicone and a cut of plastic from a coffee can lid...and will chew the dealers ass out tomorrow when i order the fixed cage...
So, once again...information management matters....Regards, KS
Posted October 07, 2007 - 07:37 PM
Posted October 07, 2007 - 07:55 PM
Posted October 07, 2007 - 08:02 PM
Posted October 07, 2007 - 09:29 PM
If you haven't fixed your's, here's the method I used FYI (copied from a previous thread on the same topic that also follows below). By the way, I haven't replaced mine since I wrote this in April - to do so would require actually having to go to a dealership again... MG
Here's how- used a combination of a 3" wood dowel down the center of the hole with a small screw in the end of it (as a wedge/anchor). First, drilled a small pilot hole in the end of the dowel after filing edges clean. Then pulled the dowel down into the cage about 1.5" and tightened screw (dowel now anchored with no way for screw to bypass dowel). Then sealed with silicone in top 1.5" up to where wire ring holds filter in place- air tight and not going anywhere until I eventually get it replaced. Many have simply filled entire hole with silicone, which probably works just fine. I just elected to add the extra step to ensure the silicone doesn't break free... and so I could have one more beer in my garage.
Posted October 14, 2007 - 05:57 PM