2006wr450f

What did you do to your WR today?

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Adjusted the valves on my buddy's WR. Why wont the dealer swap me some shims? I asked. I have a bunch between 178 and 185, I need some from 173 to 176. Anyone want to trade shims?

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I went riding yesterday afternoon and crashed. Besides the big bruise on my shoulder, I scratched the inner-tube on my right front fork. Its at the very top where it goes into the seal. Its not a big gouch but enough to make the seal leak now. How do I fix it or do I have to replace?

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I went riding yesterday afternoon and crashed. Besides the big bruise on my shoulder, I scratched the inner-tube on my right front fork. Its at the very top where it goes into the seal. Its not a big gouch but enough to make the seal leak now. How do I fix it or do I have to replace?

Try very fine (#2000+) wet sandpaper to polish out any high spots in the chrome, being careful not to flatten the tube - even a little, clean and degrease the tube very well. Use clear nail polish to fill in the gouge, wet-sand again for smoothness until you can't feel it, and replace the seal. If it works, it should last a while and is a cheap fix. :excuseme:

If it seals after that, remember that the tube flexes, grit gets in there, and the polish will eventually fail. No reason not to redo the repair, but it's really not a substitute for a replacement.

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I washed it, cleaned and oiled the A/C and chain and did the oil and filter change. Then, without trying very hard at all, I stripped the threads on the stupid F!#$@% plastic dip stick!!!!!!!

Is there a better alternative to the stock one?

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Just saw the "Aluminum Dip Stick" posts. Guess there isn't anything better out there. Maybe I'll go with the short bolt idea. Or just buy a new one.

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Stripped her down for a "prep job" for this weekends 600 mile ride :thumbsup::p:mad:

600 Miles Wow! Where to/from if you don't mind my asking?

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600 Miles Wow! Where to/from if you don't mind my asking?

Im still "tweaking" the tracks (GPS)...once done, I'll snap a screen shot and post :p

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Im still "tweaking" the tracks (GPS)...once done, I'll snap a screen shot and post :p

Since your going outta your way, why don't you ride up and drop that item off we talked about, and I can see you machine up close an personal.:thumbsup:

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Since your going outta your way, why don't you ride up and drop that item off we talked about, and I can see you machine up close an personal.:p

I will be in Primm this weekend :mad:

But if I had to carry said item, I might have to charge a delivery fee :thumbsup:

Space is limited :bonk:

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Gotcha!!! Enjoy Primm!!!

BTW I think your delivery charge and my Northern Nevada Tour fee are about the same.:p

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yeah, got to get it out from there with truck :p fun ride though

had one of those on mine not too long ago..

this was after about 8 miles riding in the canadian river out...

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had one of those on mine not too long ago..

this was after about 8 miles riding in the canadian river out...

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hah nice, how did you manage not to flood your bike? mine stalled in that mudhole and I thought that it was because of the mud getting sucked up thru the engine vent but it was because of 2 quarts of water in my airbox slowly seeping into my engine. thanks god I had oiled my filter so that water didn't get there at once and the motor didn't hydrolock :p:thumbsup:

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