Shock Sox for WR426
Posted December 28, 2007 - 06:23 AM
Anyone running these on older Wr s?
Posted December 28, 2007 - 07:57 AM
Posted December 28, 2007 - 08:19 AM
What about the newer style brake line routing, where there is a clamp on the protector? Can the older style routing be upgraded to the new style? Would I then use brake lines from the newer WR?
Posted December 28, 2007 - 09:19 AM
Posted December 29, 2007 - 04:16 AM
Any ideas gentlemen???
Posted December 29, 2007 - 07:06 AM
Try the link above and open the PDF file . They have the listing for the WR's on page 13 of the catalog. I would call them to see if you could use the newer WR brake hose ( ends the same? ). This would give you a much shorter front cable and alot better front brakes. Anyway your call. WR Dave.
Posted December 29, 2007 - 09:29 PM
[...] If you put the seal savers on the forks and try to reinstall the guides they will distort the forks and cause leaks if they are tightend with the bolt. [...]
Dave are you nuts? I have Seal Savers on mine with the fork guard guides installed over them. If you're going to try to tell me that the plastic ring that makes up that guard is going to "distort" the cast aluminum fork upper then you're off your rocker. If the forks were that weak Yamaha would have a lot more to worry about.
Normally I value your opinion and regard you as one of the wiser posters here but this one is a little off.
I can post a photo of the setup as it is if anyone is interested.
Posted December 29, 2007 - 09:56 PM
Posted December 30, 2007 - 09:31 PM
Posted December 31, 2007 - 04:50 PM
Hey Solo, before you slash me to bits realize that Art has a 2001 WR 426 and they used a bolted on fork guard guide and I do know what I'm talking about from experience on a friends WR. Sorry to disappoint but this is a real situation. He bolted the guide back on over the seal savers and in order to get the bolt to go together he had to force the connection(ovaling the outer tube) and it leaked almost immediately, after we removed the bolt and just ty-strapped the guide on, it quit leaking. I know the newer guides just have the spring clip but that wasn't always the way it was done. I appreciate that you sometimes value my humble opinion. 15 year WR owner .---WR Dave.
Dave, I wont argue that the situation did not occur. I wasn't there and you were. I would only like to go on record as saying I doubt that the seal saver was the only cause for the issue. It is not my intent to slash anyone to bits, I just think your theory on this one is a bit off. I would never attack you personally and I hope that you did not take it that way.
As for the bike- a simple view of my garage would have revealed that my bike is a 2000 WR400F. As if my screen name wasn't a bit of a clue. My bike has the same guides as the 426 and has Seal Saver brand wraps on the forks with the guides installed. Never had any problems with the setup. Photo attached.
Posted December 31, 2007 - 05:14 PM
Posted December 31, 2007 - 08:18 PM