Compression test on a 2008 WR450 reads 50 PSI
Posted July 29, 2011 - 11:38 AM
1. whould the bike perform well on such low compression?
2. is this test relevant at all? wouldn't the auto decompression make it meaningless?
3. are there other signs for low compression I should look for? before returning back and having a compression leak test
Posted July 29, 2011 - 01:11 PM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 02:47 PM
More along the lines of a meaningless reading. As DG stated, the AD mechanism bleeds off compression. A leak-down test will tell you what you want to know about your top-end.
Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:54 PM
From what you've described, your rding style etc. you've got nothing to be concerned about. It's a WR after all!