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Grey Wire Mod On '05 WR

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I just picked up my new '05 WR and the mechanic said NOT to cut the grey wire, but do cut the throttle stop. Is this guy high?

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Luke...

You are soooo right. :cry:

As official factory representatives with tons of resourses at their disposal, it never ceases to amaze me at how screwed up so many dealers are. :cry:

Thank goodness for ThumperTalk. :cry:

SSR :cry:

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I just left my local dealer and he looked at me like I didn't know what I was talking about when I mentioned the grey wire mod.......... :cry:

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I rode my 05 wr450 yesterday for the first time since I cut the gray wire and the throttle stop, it makes a big difference, now it runs like it should.

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I pulled mine. Runs better. Took the advice of others and pushed it out of the connector (6 wire on '05) instead of cutting. Thought about taking a picture for the "didn't-have-a-clue" dealer but decided ...naaah, f'em.

However, if you do the t-stop and gray wire along with exahust baffle removal, be prepared for hard throttle backfire (at least at my elevation/temp - 500ft/85 deg). Thinking of re-installing snorkle until I can get ahold of the "JD" jet kit ..............sounds much better with snorkle out.

ENJOY the bike !!!

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I can't understand it either, surely they can create some kind of knowledge sharing database. Unorganized dirtbikers are doing it all over the world.

Texas I highly recommend the JD kit but if you think your getting a lean backfire when your winding it on hard you can adjust the standard needle up a clip (put the circlip down one notch) rather than putting the snorkle back in.

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Yeah, it's definitely lean. I've also wondered the possibility of just tweaking the fuel mix screw out richer some. Did anyone experiment this step before going into carb.?? Results?? I know I'll do the JD kit but I'm just curious.

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Yeah, it's definitely lean. I've also wondered the possibility of just tweaking the fuel mix screw out richer some. Did anyone experiment this step before going into carb.?? Results?? I know I'll do the JD kit but I'm just curious.

The JD kit is obviously a good thing, but based on my experience the zip-ty is all I needed to get my bike going 'right'. I took the snorkle out, did the air box mod, throttle stop, etc...all I had to do was install the zip-ty and all off throttle back fire stopped. I think some people get a little carried away and don't take baby steps when doing this work themselves. Just my opinion... :cry:

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The JD kit is obviously a good thing, but based on my experience the zip-ty is all I needed to get my bike going 'right'. I took the snorkle out, did the air box mod, throttle stop, etc...all I had to do was install the zip-ty and all off throttle back fire stopped. I think some people get a little carried away and don't take baby steps when doing this work themselves. Just my opinion... :cry:

Ditto, think I'll give that a try.

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