How much Saki do Yamaha Engineers drink?


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  • SJMC_DON

Posted July 15, 2008 - 02:19 PM

#21

Might be that it only came with YZ's. :thumbsup:


That makes sense as the WR stock needle does not have adjustable clip positioning..

  • grayracer513

Posted July 15, 2008 - 02:23 PM

#22

That makes sense as the WR stock needle does not have adjustable clip positioning..


Yikes! It's "emissions compliant". :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • William1

Posted July 15, 2008 - 04:30 PM

#23

LOL, when I got my WR, they gave me no tools at delivery. Later I found was supposed to of gotten a plug wrench, a little biatching and it turned up in the mail. Sort of sucks the WR needle is fixed, though a JD kit quickly resloved that.

  • Demo_Slug

Posted July 15, 2008 - 05:54 PM

#24

LOL, when I got my WR, they gave me no tools at delivery. Later I found was supposed to of gotten a plug wrench, a little biatching and it turned up in the mail. Sort of sucks the WR needle is fixed, though a JD kit quickly resloved that.



I've always wondered why the stock emissions needle is titanium. and my fancy JD needle is brass.

  • beezer

Posted July 16, 2008 - 06:04 AM

#25

I've always wondered why people spend 70 bucks for a JD kit when you can get a YZ needle for 15 bucks.

I use a hemostat to get the needle out that one of my pothead brother in laws left around.

I never change sparkplugs in my Yamahas. A car can go for 80k on a set I'm sure my WR can go a few thousand on one.

  • William1

Posted July 16, 2008 - 06:58 AM

#26

I've always wondered why the stock emissions needle is titanium. and my fancy JD needle is brass.


Not Ti, it is aluminum.

  • tribalbc

Posted July 16, 2008 - 07:00 AM

#27

I got the needle tool in my Canadian kit :thumbsup:

  • William1

Posted July 16, 2008 - 07:03 AM

#28

I've always wondered why people spend 70 bucks for a JD kit when you can get a YZ needle for 15 bucks.

I use a hemostat to get the needle out that one of my pothead brother in laws left around.

I never change sparkplugs in my Yamahas. A car can go for 80k on a set I'm sure my WR can go a few thousand on one.


JD needles are dual taper, YZ are not. For those that trail or do technical riding, the dual taper provides much better performance at lower rpms. For those fast riders, who never go below 5,000 rpm/half throttle, you are right and the JD needle will gain you nothing.

Plugs should last a long time assuming your engine is in good condition. They only need to be replaced when the electrodes loose thier sharp corners/edges. Attempting to file them square is not worth the trouble. But, if at the beginning of a season, you do a plug inspection and they appear to be loosing thier edge, replace it then Vs. mid season.

  • grayracer513

Posted July 16, 2008 - 07:31 AM

#29

I got the needle tool in my Canadian kit :thumbsup:

Your Canadian needle probably has more than one groove in it.

  • beezer

Posted July 16, 2008 - 07:36 AM

#30

[QUOTE][JD needles are dual taper, YZ are not. For those that trail or do technical riding, the dual taper provides much better performance at lower rpms. For those fast riders, who never go below 5,000 rpm/half throttle, you are right and the JD needle will gain you nothing.
/QUOTE]

In theory yes, in the real world not that I've ever noticed.

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  • Racegun

Posted July 18, 2008 - 04:33 AM

#31

In oz on the 07 model you get the needle removal tool so you can put the supplied performance jetting and needle kit in if you are not using it on the street. You also get spark plug spanner ,spoke wrench ,spare headlight , standard electrictal switches, handguards,few other nuts bolts etc they pull off to register them.

  • willy_fitz

Posted July 18, 2008 - 07:00 AM

#32

In oz on the 07 model you get ...You also get spark plug spanner ...


I shall translate for our American friends. Spanner means wrench.:thumbsup:

  • kskyles

Posted July 18, 2008 - 07:57 AM

#33

[quote name='beezer'][QUOTE][JD needles are dual taper, YZ are not. For those that trail or do technical riding, the dual taper provides much better performance at lower rpms. For those fast riders, who never go below 5,000 rpm/half throttle, you are right and the JD needle will gain you nothing.
/QUOTE]

In theory yes, in the real world not that I've ever noticed.[/QUOTE]

I've had more success jetting with the JD kit, than the YZ needle. Maybe my jetting skills are poor, but the JD needles are easier for me to get my jetting right.

I've saved a lot of time using JD. If I actually knew what I was doing, then the YZ needle would have saved me a few bucks. :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted July 18, 2008 - 08:49 AM

#34

I shall translate for our American friends. Spanner means wrench.:thumbsup:

Good. Now define in U.S. English:

Hex key

Ring spanner

Tubular box key

:thumbsup:

  • SXP

Posted July 18, 2008 - 09:51 AM

#35

Hex key = Allen wrench

Ring spanner = Closed end wrench

Tubular box key = Similar to a spark plug socket that comes in your bikes "tool kit"

How did I score?

  • grayracer513

Posted July 18, 2008 - 12:53 PM

#36

Pretty well. All your answers qualify as acceptably correct.

Should be: Allen wrench, box end wrench, and socket wrench, in Yankee talk.

Using British service manuals can be, intriguing. :thumbsup:

  • William1

Posted July 18, 2008 - 02:25 PM

#37

Hey Gray, what about British Standard, Whitworth..... Tools good to have and hope you'll never have to use

  • grayracer513

Posted July 18, 2008 - 02:33 PM

#38

Hey Gray, what about British Standard, Whitworth.....

Oh, yes, the good ol' BS wrenches. At one point, I had a whole set of that stuff. I can't for the life of me recall where it went. I must have sold or traded them to expand my English and Metric automotive tool collection. That would have been a very long time ago.

  • willy_fitz

Posted July 18, 2008 - 03:00 PM

#39

what about British Standard, Whitworth..... Tools good to have and hope you'll never have to use


Unless you own a vintage BSA. A toast to LUCAS, the Prince of Darkness :thumbsup:

Old Joke...
Q Why do Brits drink warm beer?
A They all own LUCAS refrigerators. :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted July 18, 2008 - 04:05 PM

#40

A toast to LUCAS, the Prince of Darkness :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: At least Lucas lighting was useful while it worked ( at least the AC stuff was). The CEV stuff on the sixties Ducatis was so bad that you had to hold a match up to the headlamp to see if it was lit.




 
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