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  1. Yes, I have searched... Here is the story, and the issues we have... My son, who featured in the TTR-90 jetting guide, 'got all growed up' and bought himself a 250... The bike was a good buy, and ran well for a year or so. Then, the bike sat in a friends garage for over a year. It was then crated up and transported by truck to where we had moved to (why it was in storage) It started first go just (after a year in storage) before we crated it up. Since it has been with us, it has refused to start or run... We have: 1. Used fresh, high octane fuel - plus new fuel line and in-line filter 2. New spark plug - we get spark when the plug is out of the engine and touching the exhaust pipe to ground it. 3. Cleaned the carby, pretty thoroughly, found a blockage in the pilot jet, cleaned it out, may need a new float valve (seems to be sticking), may need a new pilot screw (o-ring has split, but sealed temporarily to test the cleaned carby) 4. Checked the cams are opening and closing, the bike has compression 5. Checked electricals - clutch, sidestand and all other switches work, the bike can be cranked by electric start or kickstarter... 6. We don't think there is a rat or such living in the exhaust pipe... LOL About all we get, with any starting procedure (kick or electric, choke on or off, pilot screw out 1 turn or 3 turns (or variations in between), filter on or off, using starter fluid (ether) or not) is the occasional pop (like a backfire) and/or sometimes the smell of fuel from the exhaust outlet. Our initial theories were it was jostled around on the truck/forklift, that the carby needed cleaning, or that something was tampered with... We have looked at the obvious, and my son doesn't want to just buy (expensive) parts to replace them - he is trying to be all independent and do it himself on a student income, he has his Learner Riders licence, got a new helmet, jacket, kevlar pants etc, taken the required road awareness course... He just wants to get his bike running reliably and get some time on the road... he would like to Motard the bike,but that is a whole other savings plan... We just want the legendary Yamaha reliability back, and not having to pay the stealer, er, I mean dealer to get it happening... besides, wrenching on your own bike is so much more fun... but we are lost for ideas and would welcome suggestions or experiences that may help... as I said, we have searched forums and tried the obvious things... BTW, we have the 1999 year model e-manual and the bike is a 2005 model... never had a problem in the past, and these bikes are usually pretty bulletproof - it is frustrating... wish it had fuel injection... Thanks in advance, David
  2. Yes, I have searched... Here is the story, and the issues we have... My son, who featured in the TTR-90 jetting guide, 'got all growed up' and bought himself a 250... The bike was a good buy, and ran well for a year or so. Then, the bike sat in a friends garage for over a year. It was then crated up and transported by truck to where we had moved to (why it was in storage) It started first go just (after a year in storage) before we crated it up. Since it has been with us, it has refused to start or run... We have: 1. Used fresh, high octane fuel - plus new fuel line and in-line filter 2. New spark plug - we get spark when the plug is out of the engine and touching the exhaust pipe to ground it. 3. Cleaned the carby, pretty thoroughly, found a blockage in the pilot jet, cleaned it out, may need a new float valve (seems to be sticking), may need a new pilot screw (o-ring has split, but sealed temporarily to test the cleaned carby) 4. Checked the cams are opening and closing, the bike has compression 5. Checked electricals - clutch, sidestand and all other switches work, the bike can be cranked by electric start or kickstarter... 6. We don't think there is a rat or such living in the exhaust pipe... LOL 7. taking off the cover on the flywheel side to check, we found a bit of oil in there, not sure where it is coming from, but shouldn't be their right? (and this confuses me, because we have had spark at the plug...) About all we get, with any starting procedure (kick or electric, choke on or off, pilot screw out 1 turn or 3 turns (or variations in between), filter on or off, using starter fluid (ether) or not) is the occasional pop (like a backfire) and/or sometimes the smell of fuel from the exhaust outlet. Our initial theories were it was jostled around on the truck/forklift, that the carby needed cleaning, or that something was tampered with... We have looked at the obvious, and my son doesn't want to just buy (expensive) parts to replace them - he is trying to be all independent and do it himself on a student income, he has his Learner Riders licence, got a new helmet, jacket, kevlar pants etc, taken the required road awareness course... He just wants to get his bike running reliably and get some time on the road... he would like to Motard the bike,but that is a whole other savings plan... We just want the legendary Yamaha reliability back, and not having to pay the stealer, er, I mean dealer to get it happening... besides, wrenching on your own bike is so much more fun... but we are lost for ideas and would welcome suggestions or experiences that may help... as I said, we have searched forums and tried the obvious things... BTW, we have the 1999 year model e-manual and the bike is a 2005 model... never had a problem in the past, and these bikes are usually pretty bulletproof - it is frustrating... wish it had fuel injection... Thanks in advance, David
  3. yamaha.dude

    1 question thats not answered in the FAQ !

    Well, if you had read the TT-R 90 mod guide, you will see that it's speed was measured by me riding along side my son on a straight bit of road, and reading my speedometer when he was pegged, and I was level and staying with him... as for the 125, well, ride one flat out with a buddy on another bike who has a speedometer... and then report back... David
  4. yamaha.dude

    Got a girlfriend post a pic here

    hey - that's E-WA's sister there... He is very protective of her... watch out...!!
  5. yamaha.dude

    Just a reminder we are all mortal...

    As mentioned in the article and by the next post after yours... severe chest injuries, trauma, loss of blood all compounded to cause his death before the helicopter was able to get him to medical treatment. David
  6. yamaha.dude

    keeping mud off tires

    Try supermotard... David
  7. This incident happened over the weekend, at a place my son and I ride at sometimes... I know that these reports are always a bit of a downer... but they are also a reality check... make sure you wear the protective gear you have, make sure you ride within your limits and make sure your family know you love and care for them... because we will all be taken one day, in some way... http://www.news-mail.com.au/storydisplay.cfm?storyid=3624127&thesection=localnews&thesubsection=&thesecondsubsection=
  8. You can, but only in the pictures and video section at the moment... David
  9. yamaha.dude

    NoooOO!!

    International Motorcycle Brokers are the advertisers on TT you may be thinking of... David
  10. yamaha.dude

    WR426 Owners manuals....

    what year model, or just anything close? For a YZ 2001 model, go to http://motoman393.thumpertalk.com choose tech articles, then look under misc for the manual to download... so many of the settings are similar between YZ and WR, you will find more differences between differtent models for different countries... Cheers, David
  11. yamaha.dude

    Are Japanese Bikes Imported?

    Look on the VIN plate at the dealer... I suspect so, esp. higher end models... David
  12. yamaha.dude

    Harness colour guide for stator

    Try the motoman site... it has a YZ manual that was scanned in by Garrett... motoman393.thumpertalk.com Click tech Articles, then look to the Misc: section at the bottom Cheers, David
  13. yamaha.dude

    how to improve TTR90 front brakes

    Within the limits of the stock drum brakes and standard compound pads, about the only thing you could do is to increase the lever ratio as it pulls the cable, so you can grab 'more brake'... Good luck... David
  14. yamaha.dude

    TT-R 90 mods... A visual guide... PDF file.

    It sounds like it is running out of breath at the top end... let it breath... I don't think a carb adjustment wil fix it... David
  15. yamaha.dude

    THUMPER THONG

    Good for a better tan line, but damn uncomfortable to actually wear one... I'll floss in the shower thanks... David
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