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  1. What Rich said... The WR's are different from the YZ's. Wayne
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    Bike stalling/hydraulic lock...

    flatnacker I've had my bike stall and seem to lock up like that. It's usually happens when I panic and stall the bike over a log or into a corner. I think when the engine stops it's just before top dead center and the automatic de-compressor doesn't get a chance to operate and open the valve. Kicking it over a bit with the "Lick starter" gets things working properly again. Don't know if there's a fix for this one or not. Wayne
  3. Sorry Benny D but your wrong. The stator is bolted inside the outer case cover. There's no need to remove the rotor. Wayne
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    Good price on 04 GG 300 EC

    My friend bought his 04 300 in January for $4800 new. I think Gas Gas had a rebate going on at the time. You might want to look into that before you buy. Wayne
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    Starting problems

    This is probably obvious but make sure the switch is turned on. You won't be able to see the little red light if the battery is dead. Wayne
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    WR on the road

    I regularly ride my 03 450 to work. Also it's an hours ride to the trails from where I live. With 15/50 gearing the vibration isn't too bad at highway speeds. So far the WR has handled all the road work just fine mechanically. Remember it's a dirt bike and not a Goldwing so some vibration is to be expected. I had an XR600 before and I find the WR is way better on the roads. I do wish I had the XR's seat though! Wayne
  7. I have a question for you guys out there with a WR450 that has an Acerbis/GYT-R big tank. I know the tank requires YZ shrouds. But which tank/shroud graphics fit the best. YZ450 or WR450. Thanks, Wayne
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    WR 450 shock spring

    Does anyone know if a shock spring off of a 2001 YZ426 will fit my 03 WR 450? Wayne
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    GYT-R Tank for 2003 WR450

    I know you need YZ shrouds but what about the seat? Does the WR seat fit with the GYT-R tank? Wayne
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    Electric Starter Problem

    I used a regular solder iron and solder. It's still working for me a couple of months later. I ride my bike to work everyday and haven't kick started it since. I probably should have silver soldered it for a proper job. Wayne
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    Electric Starter Problem

    I've had starter issues on my 03 450 since last spring but it kick started so easy I never got around to fixing it. My bike would just click when you hit the button or turn over very slowly when it did work. Sound familiar anyone? I just thought it was a weak battery. A while ago I decided to look into all the starting issues. What I found was the starter itself was no good. I took the starter apart and checked it as per the manual. Checking with an Ohm meter I found that the commutater had 3 dead spots. Great I need to buy a new starter! Being cheap I thought maybe I could fix it. When I looked more closely at the starter core it didn't smell or look like burnt wiring. Next I checked where the wires were crimped onto the commutater strips. Each strip has a little tab of metal folded over a wire in the windings. I wiggled the tab for one of the dead spots and voila, conntinuity again! So I decided to scrape clean and solder the connection points for each commutater strip (about 14-15). I put everything back together again and now the starter spins over faster than it ever did when new! If your starter turns over slow or doesn't work give it a try. Wayne
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    heated grips?

    Slide a thin flat screwdriver between the grip and heater element a little bit. Squirt some WD40 in and work the screwdriver around until you can twist the grip off. I've been able to reuse mine no problem. Wayne
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    heated grips?

    Sylvain, I have used the Kimpex heaters for a number of years. On the throttle side I use a small zip-tie and tie the wires to the flange of the grip so they don't flex and break at the solder joint. I used to roll the heaters up and stick them inside the handlebars with the wires coming out of a hole drilled at the base of the bars (between the handlebar mounts). No wires to break but the grips don't get as warm. Worked great for spring and fall but not warm enough for winter riding. Stay warm, Wayne
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    WR450F starter motor.

    Yea it made a huge difference in how fast it turns the engine over. I just scraped the top and sides of the little tab of metal and then scraped the insulation off of the wire where it went into the crimp if that makes sense. Once you take it apart you'll see what I mean. On my Ohm meter the readings between the commutator strips was around 6 Ohms after soldering. Before that I think it was around 14-16 Ohms if I remember correctly. And of course infinity for the dead ones. Wayne
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    WR450F starter motor.

    OK I haven't posted anything for a long time but here goes. I've had starter issues on my 03 450 since last spring but it kick started so easy I never got around to fixing it. My bike would just click when you hit the button or turn over very slowly when it did work. Sound familiar anyone? I just thought it was a weak battery. A couple of weeks ago I decided to look into all the starting issues. What I found was the starter itself was no good. I took the starter apart and checked it as per the manual. Checking with an Ohm meter I found that the commutater had 3 dead spots. Great I need to buy a new starter! Being cheap I thought maybe I could fix it. When I looked more closely at the starter core it didn't smell or look like burnt wiring. Next I checked where the wires were crimped onto the commutater strips. Each strip has a little tab of metal folded over a wire in the windings. I wiggled the tab for one of the dead spots and voila, conntinuity again! So I decided to scrape clean and solder the connection points for each commutater strip (about 14-15). I put everything back together again and now the starter spins over faster than it ever did when new! If your starter turns over slow or doesn't work give it a try. Wayne
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