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  1. I too wonder if its the fuels. I always though our fuel over here was close to the worst in the world but there is no fouling probs. Doesn't the gas in the US have some alcohol content in it? What octane rating are you guys running? ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Are most of us STILL fouling plugs?

    All you woofters must not be riding hard enough!!! I've NEVER fouled a plug on the beast! Try going one range hotter (lower number) if you keep fouling them.. either that or get someone who knows exactly what they're doing with the jetting to sort it out! ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    My Arm!

    My arm is doing great after the last operation (4 weeks ago) 2 days out of hospital and it flet better than it had since January!! They did this time what they said they were going to do orginally and its fixed quick as.. not 8 months later. Bad news is MNZ won't give me a race licence until the next licence period (May-Janish 2001) and work has hinted that next time I'm off work due to a dirtbike related incident I'm shouldn't come back. Looks like the boots will be hung up for a while and I'll be buying that Series 6, Twin Turbo RX7 (Batmobile) or a WRX ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Wr V Dr400 ?

    Ride both man.. they are really different animals. If you buy the DRX and then ride a WR.. you'll be disappointed!! ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Oil coming from neutral sensor

    The switch is to limit how far the bike will rev in neutral for the sound tests. (Europe method) Remove or disconnect it and you bike will rev further in neutral.. but no furtheer than the 11.5krpm redline. ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    bottom end poke!

    The DRZ and KTMs (2000 models) use the same carb as the 99 Yamahas. I think Yamaha is the only onle to use the FCR2 but I bet we'll find it on the 01 Poozukis and KTMs. ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Timing Chain & Cams

    VERY weird!! Sounds as if they have the wrong cam chain in there.. either that or your cam sprocket teeth are very warn. How olds the bike?? My guesses anyway!! ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Need Mechanical Advise

    You'll know from the smell if its burnt antifreeze... cooked gylcol STINKS!! But I doubt that you'll get it coming out the breather as the bike will burn it and spit steam etc out the exhaust if it was a headgasket. Possibly you have too much oil in the bike or you didn't drain the g/box etc when you changed it? I'd dump all the oil and check the volume and colour. If white/grey and more of it then you have water probs. ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    You guys wrecked my bike (and me too!)

    You must have some of that pink paint left over to touch it up with.. maybe not... didn't you paint the frame pink also?? ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Tyre width

    Basically a wider tyre will give a bit more traction but they tend to make the bike stand up straight when coming out of a corner. You don't really notice it until you run a 100 or 110 and the the bike just won't come upright after corners! ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Headgasket thickness?

    OLD GIT!!! I'm one of the youngest gits here!! You will have to check valve-piston clearances if go thinner. Ohh.. BTW.. I have no idea if you can get different size joints ofr them! ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Headgasket thickness?

    Thicker? Forget it! You don't want to lower the comp on the blue bitch and turn it into a DRZ or XR wanna-be do ya?? ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    Broken Throttle Cable ?

    Yip.. very comon problem. I had the push cable break and waited months for one. Ended up getting a new one made up by the bike shop for about 1/4 of the price of genuines or Motion Pro. ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    tips and tricks

    Don't get me started on Coro street!! ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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    tips and tricks

    What you mean the yanks helping with English?? They don't even speak it!!! They have their own language! - American Brits help again???? Bwahahahaha!! The only thing the Brits have helped is themselves; - to another cup of Tea! Seen the Movie 'Once were Warriors'?? Now thats what New Zealand is really like! BTW.. sorry for all the piss-taking.. don't know whats come over me this morning!! Cheers Taffy! ------------------ -- **Ride it like you Stole it!** Matt Porritt 99 YZ400F Vist the Rubber Chicken Racing Online Shop Discounts for ThumperTalk members.
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