sad noob with a wr450

so I bought a 03 wr450 street legal about a month ago and I've had nothing but problems. I just got it out of the shop today and driving back home from work it died while going in 4th gear?? Plenty of gas oil is good mechanic says it runs good...what could this be? I've been so excited getting into this sport and it's been nothing but a bummer. the mechanic is killing the bank account so I'm thinking about selling it unless this is just a easy fix that I'm not aware of. Any ideas would be great!!

Thanks!!

died once? did it start back up and it only dies in 4th? please be more specific.

Do you have the petcock in the ON position? I only ask because you mentioned you're a NOOB. Still happens to me from time to time. :confused:

Make sure the vent on your gas cap is not plugged with dirt,sometimes the problem is that simple or it could be something plugging up your main jet. Does it start after it sits awhile?:confused:

I had a simular problem and found that there was a bit of dirt in he float chamber needle at the bottom of the carb which was causing the bike idle strange and die when flat out.

Bike died in 4th is not a lot to go on.

Give us the details even if you think they are not relevant, obviously no need to tell us what you were wearing but all details bike related :confused:

so I bought a 03 wr450 street legal about a month ago and I've had nothing but problems. I just got it out of the shop today and driving back home from work it died while going in 4th gear?? Plenty of gas oil is good mechanic says it runs good...what could this be? I've been so excited getting into this sport and it's been nothing but a bummer. the mechanic is killing the bank account so I'm thinking about selling it unless this is just a easy fix that I'm not aware of. Any ideas would be great!!

Thanks!!

I am thinking eletrical.

Maybe check neutral switch???

WHat work did you just have done on it as well?

It was really hard to start all day and it kinda smelled like there was water in the gas. My thought is that's the case with it not running good. So if that is the case any ideas?

Thanks

I live on Maui so low elevation but I ride in the rain which has salt in it so that could be a problem. I've never taken it off road so I'm not worried about dirt.

Thanks for all the help!!

brand new

Old gas will make your bike run like crap. I always try to use fresh gas EVERY ride!

spick called it. had the fuel cock in the wrong position. I payed for a pdf of the manual today and sure enough. kinda confusing which way to point it but I got it now and it's running good. thanks everyone for breaking my problem down.

thanks spick!

now just make sure you turn the fuel off when your done riding it ok?

In the year I owned my WR450, I never turned the gas off except when I drained it from the carb for winter.

spick called it. had the fuel cock in the wrong position. I payed for a pdf of the manual today and sure enough. kinda confusing which way to point it but I got it now and it's running good. thanks everyone for breaking my problem down.

thanks spick!

Good! Glad it worked out nice and cheap. I kept coming back to this thread hoping it would be solved. :crazy:

Excellent. I'm glad my own (in)experience was able to help you out.

Have fun!

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