Help with my new bike, Is it normally noisy!!!!
Posted January 02, 2008 - 06:58 AM
I rode my new 07 WR450 yesterday for the first time. WOW!!! I love this bike.
I came off an XR440 and have to say there is one heck of a difference between the two bikes. Even with the 450 corked up.
I wanted to break in the bike before I changed anything. Now I will do the basic mods that you guys have told me in this forum.
My question is, is the motor normally that noisey? When under a load does it make strange sounds like it is trying to come apart? It idials fine, runs strong, starts easy. I don't find anything wrong with the performance except that it needs to be uncorked.
I don't have a reference to check it against except my xr's and it is a lot more noisey than those.
Is this normal??????
Posted January 02, 2008 - 09:33 AM
Posted January 02, 2008 - 10:11 AM
Q: Why does my engine sound like it's full of rocks?
A: There are a couple of reasons for this. One, it is full of rocks, so look for a ragged, oily hole in your case. Two, you've just grenaded your internals...look for the hole again. Three, the most likely answer, is that it's totally normal. The WR engine is noisy by nature. If you've put on a skid plate like the Flatland Racing, or the Utah Sport, it enhances the noise by reflecting it back to the rider. Don't worry, just ride, but still be cognizant of the first two answers. If it really bugs you, you can coat the inside with sound deadening compound found inside car doors prior to installation.
Read 'em, learn 'em, live 'em...SC
Posted January 02, 2008 - 11:50 AM
As Clark said, read, ride, enjoy, and stay upright....
Posted January 02, 2008 - 11:56 AM
Posted January 02, 2008 - 01:59 PM
I looked in the sticky before I posted this but apparntly missed it.
Thanks for the help, I feel better knowing all the noise is normal.
Just have to say again how much i enjoyed my first ride on this bike.
Having ridden Honda for as long as I can remember, I just can't get over how light and nimble this thing is. How effortless and fun it is to ride.
I haven't had this much fun since I rode**** er, I mean got my first girlfriend:naughty:
A converted THUMPXR
Posted January 02, 2008 - 07:09 PM
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Posted January 02, 2008 - 09:20 PM