time to take it to a shop
Posted June 05, 2009 - 10:43 PM
I've replaced the pilot jet, the plug, checked for spark, put new gas in it, adjusted the pilot screw (This may be the problem and I know i'm not supposed to change it, but I messed it up taking it off). Checked the air vent on the gas tank, checked the petcock, made sure the float was right, made sure the hole on the slide was on the bottom. I have no idea what to do next.
My question is what I should expect to spend on repairs. The bike has always run very strong and has never given me any problems. Ive had it for about 4 years and I've put maybe 200 miles on it. I bought it from the dealership used.
Things I've gathered from reading on here are that:
1. It could be valves. I just don't think i know what im looking for with clearance and the bike has never given me any symptoms or problems untill now.
2. Could be electrical and not getting enough spark. I don't know how I would test this. I have some tools but no experience with this.
3. It is probably in my carb. i don't know how to trouble shoot this...Aparently
I'm in Fresno, California if you know of a good bike shop in the central valley. Clawson Motorsports Honda Yamaha is the biggest dealership in town.
Posted June 05, 2009 - 11:04 PM
If you're having trouble even getting the thing started try them. If they've closed up you will have major dramas getting it started.
Posted June 05, 2009 - 11:05 PM
If you've tested for spark and you're getting a decent spark i would rule out electrical. I had some electrical dramas on my 426, but it was up higher in the rev range when the secondary resistance would be a factor. I couldn't test that. I could just check the primary - ie kicking it over by hand and checking with a multimeter.
Checking and adjusting valve clearances is sort of a regular maintenance thing for bike shops (thankfully probably not too common with the mighty WRs as they're pretty good in that department).
Posted June 06, 2009 - 02:08 PM
Never hurts to ask.....
If you take it to a shop make sure and lube up your corn hole.
Posted June 06, 2009 - 05:04 PM
Posted June 06, 2009 - 07:30 PM
And what does 'all jacked up' mean?
If you are talking about # 24 (fuel screw) , why not just replace it?
The bike usually won't run if it's no good (bent, no washer or o-ring) or it's way too lean or rich.
Posted June 06, 2009 - 08:55 PM
if you have a 426 you really should do that, they are a BITCH to kick over if anything is wrong be it valves or your idle is not set correctly or something but they do pop start fairly easy as long as you decomp to get everything spinning.
to check the spark take a plug (since you put a fresh one in you don't need to pull it) pull off the plug wire from the plug insert a plug, lay it on the pipe or another unpainted piece of metal on the bike, zip tie down the decomp and crank the kick with your hand while looking at the plug.
assuming the timing is not ****ed you will see if there is some spark, does not mean the cdi is working properly but does mean it's doing something
if you have the happy magic button same thing but crank starter
Posted June 07, 2009 - 06:26 AM
Posted June 07, 2009 - 07:13 AM
Thanks Bob... I did check for spark and it was good. Don't really know much about the CDI.
Posted June 07, 2009 - 02:19 PM