jivenene

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  1. I have a wr400 with dirt/SUMO setup, and i love the SUMO wheels - for the road. I would not venture offroad with them, partly because they are blue anodized, and partly because the handling SUCKS. If you plan on doing any long gravel/dirt roads, i would recommend the other dirt wheels. setup is way easier too, you don't need another chain, 320mm rotor, relocation brackets, etc... The main reason i have the SUMO set is that we race on the Go Kart track out here, and there is no dirt section. I have a set of Avon Distanzias for the 21/18 wheels, and do mostly street on those, but they work ok offroad too. They are definately more road geared than trail, so you will get squirly alot. unless you have twisty canyon roads or a track, i'de go with the 21/18. Jive
  2. Thanks, I will keep you in mind, but probably will not be going there any time soon. I have 2 and 4.5 year old kids, so they pretty much soak up all our time and money... ehehe. Drop me a line if you ever come out to Maui! Aloha.
  3. Thanks for the pics! Awesome to see SUMO is alive and well in Singapore. I visited there once, and liked it alot. The food is great, the city is well organized and clean, and I like its multicultural cosmopolitan feel. I currently live in Maui, but I have a feeling that some day I may end up in Singapore. Too bad they don't get surf though. Are they looking for electrical engineers out there? Jive
  4. Any Hams out there riding? I am looking for a handheld, but need some opinions. Should i get a GPS enhanced one? Then i could plot my routes. The Yaesu VX-8GR looks awesome, even has a compass and altimeter. its only a dual bander though, 144/440MHZ, and not sure what i need. I have not been a practicing HAM since i got my license, so not sure what freqs are used here, zip 96753. ICOM, Motorola, Yaesu, Kenwood? Jive
  5. Well, went with a Venhill line through Epic motosports. Quality is top notch, and i got a transluscent blue to match my blue SUMO rims! and only like $65 or so, awesome value. Works with both 230 (or whatever is stock on a wr400) and 320mm rotors.
  6. I'm lookin for a suit, and looks like for SUMO specific, there are only a few choices, but my question is, which one would fit me the best? I am 5'11", only 155lbs, 31" waist. Seems like most suits are built for 175lbs for that height, which is probably more common of a build. Anyway, i was looking at: 1) Alpinestars S1 2) Arlen Ness Supermoto (looks quality, even though made in Hong Kong) 3) Vanson leathers Supermoto (read that they are sized for plumper boadies) 4) KTM suit, Medium (don't have a KTM, but nice suit, and good price too!) 5) Discontinued Shift suit (can't find any) 6) European AXO suit. Looks like all the FIM Supermoto guys wear them, but not sold in the US?!??!? 7) any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh yeah, would like to keep it under $1000. Jive
  7. The Vapor Speedo from trialtech is definitely worth it. i use it on my street tard wr400f, and it gives me the temp of my coolant, also ambient air (although i gotta say it is off by 10F too high). The tach is useful also, allows me to see the change in RPM for a given speed when i change sprocket sizes. also logs the Max temp, rpm, and distance for each ride. nice cuz now i know i can get about 140mi per tank before i need to refuel. mine has been working flawlessly for the last 3 years. Oh, also the X2 headlight is the bomb. definitely better than the stockers.
  8. For more completeness, here are the jetting reccommendations for above 6000 feet from JD Jetting: Running the 1999 WR400 (with stock airbox lid) above 6000ft, set the needle clip position 1 step leaner, to the #4 from top clip position, and lower the main jet to a #160 from the kit. Use the fuel screw to fine-tune the idle mixture. Thanks, James
  9. well, i emailed JD Jetting, and will list their response here for completeness sake: Hi, The jetting will not be excessively lean, but still richer than stock to work best with the quiet exhaust tip and uncorked air box. Try setting up your 1999 WR400F with the following jetting- #45 pilot jet 1 ½ turns out on the fuel screw Red marked needle in the #5 from top clip position #165 main jet (The standard kit setting was a #170 main jet with open air box) Use the fuel screw to fine-tune the idle mixture for good starting and idling. The fuel screw may need to be re-adjusted. Expect the motor to run a little hotter with the Red marked needle too. Thanks, James
  10. Sup yall, I would like to do some stealth riding in hostile territory, so can anyone out there suggest baseline jetting for a 1999 wr400 with the stock pipe with baffle installed? I searched for an hour, but could not find the info, probably because everyone was going the opposite way with a high flow pipe and airbox. I am currently running a Q4, and it is way too loud. here is the current jetting, which is pretty spot on. oh yeah, 80F and sea level (gotta love hawaii): Needle: JD Blue clip: 3 MJ: 168 PJ: 45 Fuel Screw: 1.5 turns out I know it will kill the power, thats ok. i am assuming the new jetting will have to be way leaner, due to the lower O2 flow rate, but what sizes? 155MJ? 40PJ? clip in pos 2? Mahalos in advance!
  11. This is a repost from the wr400 forums, as i did not get much play there. i am doind a SUMO convert for a 1999 wr400, and the questions abound. The question is, if i buy a stainless steel brake line for a 2006 WR450, will it route directly to the caliper ala CR style? I am assuming the ones they sell for the 1999 wr400 are the longer ones that go under the fork leg. That will not work for me as i am switching between dirt setup and supermoto setup, with a caliper relocation bracket, so the stock routing cable has to stretch another 2-3 inches, and it just looks too tight. so as far as i can tell, any line for a 2005-2008 wr450 will fit onto the stock wr400 caiper w/ headlight, even with a caliper relocation bracket for a 320mm rotor. (although some catalogs make distinction between "wr regular" and "wr w/ headlight", and others say "wr regular" and "wr motocross") now, what brand would one suggest? HEL, Moose, or Galfer. from my reading, it looks like Galfer is the crappiest, and HEL is the best. anyone confirm that?
  12. so as far as i can tell, any line for a 2005-2008 wr450 will fit onto the stock wr400 caiper w/ headlight, even with a caliper relocation bracket for a 320mm rotor. now, what brand would one suggest? HEL, Moose, or Galfer. from my reading, it looks like Galfer is the crappiest, and HEL is the best. anyone confirm that?
  13. The question is, if i buy one for a 2006 WR450, will it route directly to the caliper ala CR style? I am assuming the ones they sell for the 1999 wr400 are the longer ones that go under the fork leg. That will not work for me as i am switching between dirt setup and supermoto setup, with a caliper relocation bracket, so the stock routing cable has to stretch another 2-3 inches, and it just looks too tight. The moose lines look good, but i want to know it will fit before i order it. thanks.
  14. So as far as i can tell, the pipe is the real deal. So i installed the Q4, pretty straight forward. i ended up not using the aluminum spacer that goes between the subframe and the mounting band, because it fit better that way. i have ridden it once, and i can say i am not that impressed with the sound level, i thought it would be quieter. and this is compared to a stock yz426 straight through exhaust i was running. the power is good, seems to be smoothed out alot. i guess my expectations were high for it, i was hoping it would sound more like the stock wr400 with the pea shooter installed. anyone ever adapt a down turn fitting to the outlet of this pipe? that would probably make it close to silent for those a few hundred feet away. if i figure it out, i will report.
  15. Well, just called FMF, and they told me to look at the engraved part number, which indeed matched the part # for the 1999 WR400 Q4 slip on. Tech support said the design was different because it is an old bike. They were not interested in looking at the pics of mine. So, i guess it's a real Q4. I can't imagine the seller replacing the pipe on a Q2 with another one and engraving the part number to a Q4 on it, that seems like it would be too much work. My bet is that it is basically a Q2 that FMF didn't want to spend the $$$ on redesigning so maybe they reconfigured the internal baffles a little and left the rest alone. They did mention that the Q2 had a gold can and the Q4 was silver, which mine is. Takes money to redesign and re-tool and they figured they would only sell a handfull of these, and it seems like i bought the only one! Time to mount it and ride it! Gotta go do some stealth riding on an abandoned golf course on Maui!