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    Motorcycles, antiques restoration, and old cars are my main hobbies.

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  1. road_toad666

    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    Yes, sir.. I seen that, and while it's definitely a great deal, there's aspects of the BD kit I don't particularly care for.. From my research, it's looking like Sicass has the diversity and least invasive kit to offer. I'm not 100% that I'm gonna go with them, I may actually call BD (provided I ever get the time) and see about a custom build, mix-match type thing that will utilize the best (for me) features of all the kits.
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    I got it all ironed out, just getting the idle circuit in synchrony with the pump shot circuit fixed it up. Ended up O-ringing the AP anyways, works better than it did. Bike runs terrific and hits hard in every gear. Now to pick out a DS kit.
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    All done. The thing is stupid, ignorant fast. I'm still having the bike stall when blipping the throttle off idle, while sitting still. It also starts hard. I used: JD red jet, 5th clip down, 170 main, and 48 pilot, totally per the instructions, as I'm 600 feet ASL and generally hot and muggy here in central AR. Used R&D remote idle mixture screw And Boyesen Quickshot 3, timed correctly. I'll have to monkey with it after work tomorrow. I'm thinking the transition from idle circuit to pilot is what's causing it, otherwise it runs fantastic. I couldn't figure out if the O-ring mod was necessary with the Quickshot, so I left it out.
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    This makes day 10. Beginning to think they sent my jets on horseback. Definitely won't be using TT store again.
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    So, I'm completely unimpressed with the first impression made by the TT store. I figured in support of the site, I'd order what parts they offer through them. I did that on Monday. It took them until Thursday to actually ship 2 very small in-stock parts. The remainder of the parts TT didn't offer I ordered from Rocky Mountain atv- on Wednesday. They're on my kitchen counter as of an hour ago. Anyone else have any problems with slow processing time with TT? I really want to do more business with them in support of this great forum and site they've provided for us, but 4 days stalling trashed my entire weekend plans and time allotment..
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    I ordered an R&D idle mixture screw, the remote style one. Hope it's worth the $30, but getting the job done right the first time around without backpeddling is very important to me.
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    Stevethe- thank you also. I have already ordered both the JD kit and the GYTR kit from the TT store. I also went to buy the Quickshot 3 from the TT store, but to no avail. Not available. Merge says the stiffer spring is discontinued for the AP. Do the JD and GYTR not have the idle adjustment screw with them? Hoping all this stuff shows by Friday, my time is much more valuable than tearing bikes apart these days, that's why the extra money buying everything is well spent- it will save me money in the long run if I only have to go into it once. I guess if it doesn't come with an idle mixture screw in either of the kits I bought, than I can poke around on here to find a good one that has the remote adjustment knob?
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    Thanks for the info, Kenny- you just cleared up multiple questions I had about the competing kits.
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    Oil slightly milky.

    It's also a distinct possibility you've acquired some condensation in your motor. Wouldn't surprise me with this wacky mild summer we are having. I'm having the same problem with my forklift, the engine gets ran every few days, but not long enough to flash off the condensation that accumulates from the engine going from hot to cool at night. Oil temperature inside an engine is kept high enough intentionally via the cooling system's thermostat to boil off crankcase condensation. This is the other purpose thermostats serve besides optimal operating temperature. What you can do is set your bike up with a fan to cool the radiators, unplug any crankcase ventilation, and idle it until you don't see anymore steam coming out. At that point, plug it all back up, and ride it. If you get more moisture in the oil, you have more problems than crankcase condensation.
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    This thing runs like totally unpolished turd! Can't wait until the JD and GYTR kits show up.. Pretty tired of the idle and trying-to-get-off-an-idle stalls! Never been into this particular type of carb before, hopefully there's no learning curve involved. Anyone have the adjustable pump shot that's offered on here? Worth the $$? Or where to get a remote control idle mixture screw?
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    What is you favorite dual sport kit for WR450, and why?

    I think I'm going to stay on the search for a fork lock that I can incorporate on the fork yoke and frame tube. It would be nice to be a fork lock/ignition combo, but that's doubtful due to room constraints.. A bit of shaping and some TIG, I could probably whip up something that'll work well and look close to like it belongs there..
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    Honda SL350 (1972)

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    Subject to all the characteristics a bike of this vintage- running hot, (points) ignition problems, poor handling and braking characteristics. Turns heads and gets thumbs up way more than modern humdrum bikes, though- has awesome nostalgic appeal.
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    Honda SL350 1972

    Subject to all the characteristics a bike of this vintage- running hot, (points) ignition problems, poor handling and braking characteristics. Turns heads and gets thumbs up way more than modern humdrum bikes, though- has awesome nostalgic appeal.
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    Yamaha WR450F (2011)

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    Fast, light, and beautiful aluminum casting, extrusion, and welding work. Fantastic craftsmanship.
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    Yamaha WR450F 2011

    Fast, light, and beautiful aluminum casting, extrusion, and welding work. Fantastic craftsmanship.
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