irractic running just above idle ???

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  • ben

Posted April 03, 2002 - 12:37 PM


Proud owner of a Standard 2001 WR400. The bike was raced in the French ISDE and has only done 6 days work!
I now own the bike and there are two little problems. As the bike comes of the idle, it is hesitant and surges. On full throittle it flys! On the over run as you approach a road junction there is an occasional massive bang and a flame out the back according to my mate who was following me the other day. The plug indicates the bike is running very rich. There are no leaks around the exhaust that could cause the bang (back fire). It was suggested that i should check the diaphrams in the carb for any dust / muck or water. Yes, there was a tiny amount that made not difference to the symptoms after I put the bike back together.
I think the problem is occuring as the bike comes off the idle jet and onto the main jet, but I don't know which thing to check next. I think it would be worth while to have the carb off and blown through by an airline, but I am not convinced that this will affect the running. I think it is the set up of the carb. Has anyone had similar problems or can anyone offer any advise on what to check / adjust? Any help would be much appreciated.

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  • Taffy

Posted April 03, 2002 - 11:09 PM


it's the old story! how far do you want to go?!?!

the best thing to do is make a little screw driver and go out with the bike practicing lillte snap wheelies and adjusting the pilot screw a half turn at a time. i think you'll need to screw it in.

all you do is warm it up and go around blipping it at low revs.

i made a screwdriver using a small electricians screwdriver, cut the "rod"off and flattened a face on the bench grinder. then i stuck it in a block connector. hit the spot :)

try it. otherwise just go to allens and get yourself all the jets in my signiture and get on with it.

if you're intent on staying with WR timing get a OCDRM needle from yamaha or a DMM needle from allens.

good luck



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