Don't know what to do???????
Posted May 28, 2003 - 12:30 PM
This was in December and throughout the winter and average temps were 30s-50s F the bike ran well. Then in march the bike started running funny. I was fouling plugs after two or three rides hard breathing and backfiring loudly. So I changed my main jet from a 158 to a 155. This seemed to cure the problem for about another month, and then I started fouling plugs again and having a sputter or cutting in and out from ¼ to ¾ throttle, so I thought It was do to the temperature increasing, so needless to say, I tried about everything I could think of to fix this problem, including a $80 trip to the local dealer, still didn’t fix the problem.
So I got fed up and put my stock pipe on and Set the carb up accordingly. The bike ran great for about 10 minutes then started sputtering in the same throttle range and started back firing and eventually died.
Now I think that my problem might be electrical. I was wondering if any one has had a similar problem? My spark plug wire is very hard to pull off of the spark plug, and get back on. I have had to pry it off a couple of times.
Anyway I am really frustrated, and don’t know where to go for help, since the local dealer couldn’t even fix it. I would appreciate any help advice, or there might be a WR for sale soon.
Posted May 28, 2003 - 12:41 PM
Posted May 29, 2003 - 04:28 AM
How's things back home? Sure do miss it a lot... Heading back that way this weekend (Steamboat, actually) for some fly fishing. Started tying my own right before I left CO and havent got a chance to see if they'll even catch fish yet.
On a riding note, I havent got ANYTHING worked out locally in Minneapolis regarding riding areas yet. There's a YMCA camp about 5 mins away from me with trails (they occasionally run harescrambles there I hear)...but havent been able to meet the camp manager yet to find out if it's cool to ride there or not (dont want to until I get permission).
Anyway, thought I'd drop a life update for ya...
Posted May 29, 2003 - 04:41 AM
Posted May 30, 2003 - 02:25 PM
Posted May 31, 2003 - 04:05 AM
also get your coil checked. (again if you have a buddy with a bike that works who is prepared to test your coil for you)
check all your wiring, connectors, broken wires, the kill switch..
the dealer i go to for bits etc is quite friendly and he would let me test my cdi or coil etc on one of his stock used bikes, just some ideas, hope they help..
btw i know you can electrically test the cdi and coil, but sometimes with an intermitent fault this is the only way to know for sure they are working.
Posted May 31, 2003 - 06:37 AM