My new wr450 runs like crap!
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-What I'm trying to say is calm down, I think they are right about the pilot jet. Tell them to put in a bigger main (#160 seems to be what people here are running, the bike comes stock with a #150) while they're in there. While it could be the woodruf key, its easy to blow these things out of porportion. The internet is a great wall to bang your head on when things go wrong. I'm not saying its not good sound information, just remember that you rarely hear from the other 99% out there who's bikes run fine. I've owned a Buell for 3 years' and it's been a good bike. Spend some time on the net, and you would think it's the last one left that runs. OK, so maybe it is.
-Anyway,I turned my fuel screw to 2 1/2 out and it cleaned things up quite a bit. I ordered a #48 pilot today, and will put in a #155 main while I'm in there.
Is there anyone out there with one of these bikes at altitude? What jetting are you running? My rides vary from about 4,500' all the way up to 13,000'.
Posted February 08, 2003 - 06:52 PM
Just word of advice from a fellow thumper from 6K feet and in Colorado.
DITCH the pump gas. The oxy fuel we have to run here in the winter will produce random results in jetting. My '01 426 fouls plugs like mad if I don't run race gas in the winter. It's jetted correctly, but won't run on oxy fuel. 2 other guys I work with have had exactly the same results. Don't spend a lot of time trying to get the jetting dialed with the oxy fuel. It's a waste of time. Trust me, I wasted a lot of time.
As far as the same bike, I have a friend here in COS who's had trouble with his WR450 and I made the same suggestion to him. He's a ex AA rider and current Vet A rider. He knows bikes. You're not alone.
Posted February 08, 2003 - 07:11 PM
Don't spend a lot of time trying to get the jetting dialed with the oxy fuel.
>> VERY TRUE!
The thing w/ race fuel is it's CONSISTANCY (specification) stays the SAME.
With pump fuel, the consistancy varies greatly, even from the same station. The possible exception MAY be Sunoco's Ultra 94.
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