Street Legal wr400 chopping at low RPMs
Posted June 20, 2012 - 09:07 PM
I have 1999 WR400 street legal that I ride to work. I live about two miles away and the bike only sees about 35 to 40 MPH with one stop sign all on paved roads. I religiously keep the oil and air filter clean along with all the other maint.
It has a Power Bomb Header, Baja Light Kit and Trail tech Vapor, 2001 YZ426 carb and DOT knobbies. (Tires are even balanced also.) Everything else is stock.
So here is my problem. When I’m in second, third of fourth, fifth gear running anything below 3900 RPMs my engine or the entire bike, starts to shake really bad. The vibration is transmitted to the entire bike, almost like I’m riding down a dirt road with all the ripples that the wind makes. I’ve tried and checked everything, balanced my tires, under inflate, over inflate, compression test, suspension loosen, stiffen…tight chain, loose chain.everything. The only way to get rid of the problem is to pull the clutch lever in just a bit with my two fingers, only enough to take up the slack in the cable. Then its smooth riding. The clutch doesn’t slip nor do the RPMs go up and my speed will stay the same. And there is no smell of burning clutch so I know it’s still making good contact. So my question is: does pulling the clutch lever in anyway change the mapping of the ignition.
P.S. It’s not the TPS…I’ve found it makes no difference with it on or off. So can anyone answer my question about the clutch.
Posted June 21, 2012 - 03:04 AM
Posted July 03, 2012 - 03:45 AM