Need help! Stalling crossing deep streams on my WR450?
Posted June 21, 2003 - 08:02 AM
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Posted June 23, 2003 - 05:20 AM
Did you route all hoses into one then into the air box or just the top two hoses into one then into air box. Any concerns on gas overflowing into air box? Anyone else want to describe their solution?
Posted June 23, 2003 - 07:10 AM
Gloft, FWIW, My first real bike was a 95 KDX, that bike had only 2 vent tubes so I T'd them. You need to have 2 tubes running down. Most modern dirtbikes have 4 vent tubes coming off the carb. With my last 5 bikes I have routed the 2 uppermost vent tubes, one on each side of carb, into the air box. I put lots of hours on a bike, cross lots of streams, and never had a problem. I like this cause the cost is $0. This was debated a few months back and some prefer to buy the kit and T the line an additional time, then you have 6 vent tubes. Either way should solve your water crossing issues.
Posted June 23, 2003 - 07:31 AM
What about gas from the carb flowing into your airbox after a fall? I'd hate to have a 6.5K bon fire
Posted June 23, 2003 - 10:43 AM
Leave the 2 projecting to the sides flowing down, so if you do burp some gas out the top if will go to these and flow down. While routing the other 2 into your airbox you have to go up with them higher than the carb so gas getting to the airbox would be very difficult if not impossible.
I was riding with a guy on a DRZ a few year ago and his bike kept dying in water crossings. DRZ's have only 2 vent hoses, so we did an on the trail repair and routed one up, left the other down. This was a week long ride with lots of stream crossings. He never had another problem. I did suggest he T his when he got back home.