bike dies when bars are turned hard right....


10 replies to this topic
  • tarlint

Posted March 12, 2009 - 11:27 AM

#1

2000 WR 400 runs great. When at idle, if you turn the bars to the right, at a given point the bike starts to die.......if you turn them all the way, it dies immediately.

I tried changing the kill switch out thinking it was shorting.......still does it. Anyone have any ideas???? I am a fairly new rider with minimal experience troubleshooting this stuff.

Thanks in advance for reading and helping.

  • Charles De Mar

Posted March 12, 2009 - 11:31 AM

#2

2000 WR 400 runs great. When at idle, if you turn the bars to the right, at a given point the bike starts to die.......if you turn them all the way, it dies immediately.

I tried changing the kill switch out thinking it was shorting.......still does it. Anyone have any ideas???? I am a fairly new rider with minimal experience troubleshooting this stuff.

Thanks in advance for reading and helping.


I would look at the manual and take of the headlight off and check the wiring. Check your throttle cable too.

  • flyer05

Posted March 12, 2009 - 11:59 AM

#3

I think your decompression cable is to tight. Loosen it up bit.

  • GENE426

Posted March 12, 2009 - 12:00 PM

#4

Got to be cable or wire being pinched

  • tarlint

Posted March 12, 2009 - 12:26 PM

#5

should i just move it to the right and try and loosen the cable.....or do I actually twist the cable harness to loosen that part?

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  • mightymart

Posted March 12, 2009 - 12:55 PM

#6

Got to be cable or wire being pinched

:)
Check that nothing is being stretched ie throttle cable. After I had a fall once on another bike the throttle cables rotated round slighly & started to cut out on full lock.

  • flyer05

Posted March 12, 2009 - 01:02 PM

#7

Yes, move it a little to the right. As you turn right it is opening the decompression release and the engine will die.
Good luck.

  • bluebike1999

Posted March 12, 2009 - 01:46 PM

#8

yep, had that one too...i thought it was the kill switch too
mine did it after i fitted new bars with raisers...decomp lever just getting tension, enough to open it a bit
good luck

  • Frostbite

Posted March 12, 2009 - 03:00 PM

#9

yep, had that one too...i thought it was the kill switch too
mine did it after i fitted new bars with raisers...decomp lever just getting tension, enough to open it a bit
good luck


Add me to the tight decomp club, an easy fix though.

  • OUTERLIMITS

Posted March 12, 2009 - 04:23 PM

#10

I seem to recall the same problem on my 650 right after I put taller bars on. I ended up loosening everything up and moving the kill switch, clutch lever/decomp inboard just a bit and it went away. Never could determine which it was, but same deal right hand turns only going real slow where you really crank the bars over.

  • creeky

Posted March 13, 2009 - 01:45 AM

#11

Had the same problem some time back on my '01 WR400, decomp cable misrouted, turning the bars activated the decomp.




 
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