brand new 2011 wr450 concerns
Posted November 12, 2011 - 11:51 PM
Posted November 13, 2011 - 01:00 AM
I normally need to open up my fuel screw almost two turns to get it to run at my house. . I live at sea level and I am jetted for 4000-6000 feet where I normally ride. It runs perfect where I ride.
Don't wait, do the jetting and the free mods now.
Posted November 14, 2011 - 08:05 AM
While you have it apart, you really need to grease your suspension bearings, and you headstay bearings. It will make you sick to see how dry they are from the factory.
Posted November 15, 2011 - 07:01 AM
- Grease bearings
- Change the oil and the coolant
- Seat in the rings and do 3 heat cycles
- Change the oil again
- Ride it till it dies.
Posted November 15, 2011 - 08:14 PM
Posted November 16, 2011 - 06:14 AM
Sorry for my ignorance, but why change the coolant? And also you say seat the rings then 3 heat cycles? I spent Sunday doin a few heat cycles though, I was under the impression that was seating the rings.. and stupidest question yet is: any links on jetting, I'm on my phone only, no real computer available.. I'm completely capable, just never done any jetting on my own and want to learn.. BTW I'm a so cal rider around 3000-3500 feet, around 60 degrees average.. no bog and after running it the next never had the glowing header again.. (I know I still need to jet it)..
Stock coolant usually has tap water in it; not good. The 'dealer' puts it in, not the factory, so you never know what you are getting.
Seating the rings is just a matter of short bursts of full throttle at many different rpms, on a fully warmed up motor.
The jetting sticky in the FAQ sticky at the top is full of all the info.
A JD Jetting kit removes the guess work.