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    UK WR400 FOR SALE

    FOR SALE 2000 WR400, 'X' REGISTERED(14/11/00) THIS BIKE IS ABSOLUTELY MINT HAVING HAD VERY LITTLE USE. IT COMES WITH AN OFFICAL YAMAHA ROAD LEGAL KIT. I STILL HAVE SOME OF THE PARTS NEW IN THE BOX, I.E. INDICATORS, SIDE STAND MODS, SOME OTHER PARTS AND EVEN MIRRIRS!. I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE LOOKING AROUND FOR A USED BIKE. BUT THIS IS A GENUINE UNTAMPERED WR WITH NO SUPRISES, TOTALLY STANDARD.(EXCEPT POLYSPORT BARKBUSTERS). £3450 ONO GO ON TREAT YOURSELF JOHN, IN PORTSMOUTH
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    headlight bulbs on euro bikes

    Hi all, I recently fitted an official Yamaha euro road legal kit to my WR400. The kit came with a new headlight unit using a conventional bulb (35/35 watt).Well this sunday a stone went through it. The yamaha dealer is looking at £50 for a new one. My question is can I use the standard light unit and run with the standard 60/65 watt halogen bulb.I'll have to rig up the high beam I know. I dont have indicators fitted just the rear stop/tail, speedo light,horn, and the high and low beams. In fitting the halogen bulb will it cause anything else not to work as its using more power ???. Any help is appreciated john in england
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    Any one from England

    GA426, CHILDREN GROW UP AND LEAVE HOME, WOMEN CHEAT ON YOU AND GO OFF YOU. ONLY BEER IS FOREVER, AND THE WR OF COURSE . HEY, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY LOOSE ONES HANGING AROUND (WOMEN THAT IS), SEND THEM ALONG TO US FOR SOME TT EDUCATION!! CHEERS JOHN
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    Any one from England

    HI JAKE WELL IT SEEMS THAT THERE'S ONLY A FEW OF US AROUND NOWADAYS. ONE OF MY MATES JUST HAD HIS Y2K WR400 NICKED FROM HIS BUSINESS PREMISES, SO THERE'S ANOTHER ONE GONE.(KEEP YOU EAR TO THE GROUND FOR US).I ALSO HAVE A WR400 Y2K. ANYWAY GOOD TO SEE YOU CHOSE A WR (WISE MAN), I LIVE IN PORTSMOUTH AND DO HARE+HOUNDS AT WOODBURY LANE, EMSWORTH NEAR CHICHESTER (NEXT EVENT IS 14/10/01)ADVERTISED IN TMX NEWS. FANCY GIVING IT A GO??. I ALSO GO GREEN LANEING ETC. AND RIDE WHEN EVER POSSIBLE. SO WHERE ABOUTS ARE YOU IN SUSSEX? MAYBE WE COULD MEET UP AND RIDE SOMETIME. CHEERS JOHN
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    Chain Lube

    HI ALL WELL CALL ME A CHAEP SKATE IF YOU MUST . ALL I DO AFTER JET WASHING (SIN) THE BIKE IS TO REMOVE THE CHAIN , IF ITS REALLY GUNKY I SOAK IT FOR A DAY IN KEROSINE/OIL (80/20). IF ITS CLEAN AFTER WASHING I JUST SOAK IT IN OIL . A FEW HOURS BEFORE MY NEXT RIDE I HANG IT UP TO DRAIN OFF BEFORE FITTING. WELL THE THING IS ITS ONLY THE OLD OIL FROM THE MOTOR OIL CHANGES (RECYCLING THEY CALL IT)BELRAY EXP 10/40. THE BIKES NOW DONE 1200 MILES AND I'VE ONLY HAD TO ADJUST THE CHAIN ONCE .AS YOU KNOW THE NEW CHAIN MEASURES 150MM ACCROSS 10 LINKS , MINE NOW MEASURES 154MM SO ITS NOT STRETCHED MUCH. I USED TO GET REALLY PISSED OFF WITH ROCK OIL CHAIN LUBE SPLATTERING EVERYWHERE ON PREVIOUS BIKES, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WHAT I DO IS RIGHT BUT I RECON IF THE OILS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE MOTOR ITS SURE AS HELL GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE CHAIN........GIVE IT A TRY. AND MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN JOHN PORTSMOUTH , ENGLAND
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    DOT Legal Knobbies

    HI BEN ITS JOHN AGAIN, NOTICED YOU ARE USING AN ED4 ON THE REAR. I'VE ALSO PUT A BRIDGESTONE ED4 ON THE BACK AFTER THE ORIGINAL MICH COMP 4 WAS KNACKERED. TROUBLE IS THOUGH I'VE ONLY BEEN OUT TWICE AND THE THINGS 1/3 DEAD ALREADY (approx 150 miles).THESE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HARD COMPOUND, HOWS YOURS HOLDING OUT? JOHN IN PORTSMOUTH
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    Best DOT front tire?

    HI BEN , NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS POST BUT IS IT YOU IN THE PICTURES SECTION IN PORTSMOUTH??. IF IT IS , IS IT AT WOODBURY LANE NEAR EMSWORTH AND WILL YOU BE THERE ON 14/10/01 AS I WILL . LET ME KNOW AND I'LL LOOK OUT FOR YOU. JOHN IN PORTSMOUTH
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    air bleed screws

    HI DOUGIE THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY , I'VE JUST BEEN THROUGH THE MANUAL AND I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT COMPRESSING THE FORKS BEFORE BLEEDING.AS BILL SAID I USUALLY JUST BACK OUT THE SCREWS WHEN THE BIKES ON THE STAND WHILST PREPPING UP. CHEERS JOHN
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    air bleed screws

    Hi All, I have a wr400 y2k model(euro spec) and the front fork air bleed screws are awkward to get at , especially when bark busters are fitted. The left hand one (AS YOU SIT ON THE BIKE) is at the 8 o'clock position virtually under the handlebars , and the right hand one at about 10 o'clock. I've had the bike from new so it's as it came from the factory. Would it be okay to loosen the protector guides/under brackets/handle crowns,and then turn the fork tubes so that the bleed screws are at 12 o'clock??. Any help is appreciated John Portsmouth England
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    Fork weirdness ?

    HI TEAMSCREEM PROMISE NOT TO LAUGH TOO LOUDLY , BUT RECENTLY I ALSO HAD THIS ANNOYING CLUNK TYPE NOISE COMMING FORM WHAT I THOUGHT WAS MY FORK TUBES.IT HAPPENED AT APPROX 2-3 INCHES OF TRAVEL. SO I BEGAN TO TIGHTEN DOWN EVERYTHING BUT TO NO EVAIL.SO OUT CAME THE FRONT END AND HEY THE NOISE HAD WHILST OPPERATING THE FORKS ON THE BENCH???.SO THE FRONT END WENT BACK IN AND TORQUED UP NICELY. THEN AS I OPENED MY EYES I NOTICED THAT I HAD MY DISC LOCK ON THE REAR DISC , SO AFTER A FEW HOURS , SOME CURSING AND A FEW BEERS I REMOVED THE LOCK TO FIND IT WAS THIS BASTARD RESONATING RIGHT THROUGH THE BIKE. I WAS REALLY CONVINCED IT WAS FROM THE FRONT END. BEST OF LUCK JOHN PORTSMOUTH ENGLAND
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    Super Moto

    HI NIGE I ALSO HAVE A WR400 Y2K ,I CANT HELP YOU WITH YOUR QUESTION UNFORTANATELY ,BUT I WONDER IF YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ANSWER A QUESTION FOR ME ?. I MAKE DO WITH ONLY 1 SET OF WHEELS BUT I FIND THAT I'M REPLACING TYRES LIKE THEY'RE GOING OUT OF FASHION .I DUEL SPORT QUITE A BIT SO TO SAVE GETTING NICKED I RUN ROAD LEGAL ENDURO TYRES . I'VE RAN WITH MICH COMP 3'S , AND BRIDGESTONE ED04 WHICH IS A HARD SURFACE TYRE BUT AFTER ONLY 2 OUTINGS (APPROX 200 MILES )THE THINGS A 3RD DEAD ALREADY. WONDER IF YOU'VE GOT ANY TYRE RECOMMENDATIONS OR DO YOU THINK I SHOULD MAYBE PUT AN ADVERT OUT FOR SOME 2ND HAND MOTARD WHEELS??. CHEERS JOHN IN PORTSMOUTH
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    Let us all pray for lost souls

    HI ALL GOD BLESS AMERICA,I HOPE THE GLOBE UNITES AGAINST THESE MINDLESS PERPETRATORS. WE'RE ALL THINKING OF YOU. JOHN ENGLAND
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    UK riding

    HI ANDY DO YOU MEAN TWYFORD AT WINCHESTER ON THE M3??. THE ONLY TRACK NEAR THERE IS AT THRUXTON CIRCUIT ON THE A303 NEAR ANDOVER (NOT TOO SURE IF ITS STILL OPEN THOUGH). THERE IS ANOTHER PRACTICE TRACK NEAR ME AT LANGRISH NEAR PETERSFIELD ,JUST OFF THE A3. ITS ADVERTISED IN THE TMX NEWS(AS HAM LANE) . ITS USUALLY OPEN A COUPLE OF TIMES A MONTH AT WEEKENDS ALL DAY. AND WEDNESDAYS FROM 1PM TIL 7PM . THE TRACK IS VARY HILLY,DOUBLES,ETC, TOUGH RIDE.ITS £15 FOR THE DAY PAYABLE ON THE GATE. JOHN IN PORTSMOUTH
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    Some fun riding pic's

    HI DAN GREAT PICTURES,YOU REALLY DO HAVE IT GOOD YOUR SIDE IF THE POND. WISH WE HAD THAT SORT OF BEAUTIFUL RIDING OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO US. YOU MUST POST SOME MORE. JOHN, PORTSMOUTH ENGLAND.
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    lube on suspension links

    HI ALL YESTERDAY I TOOK THE SWINGARM/SHOCK LINKAGE OUT, AND TO MY HORROR FOUND LITTLE GREASE ON ANY BEARINGS/BUSHES ETC. I ONLY DONE THIS AS I WAS GETTING BORED BUT I'M GLAD I DID. IT COULD BE MY OWN FAULT THOUGH AS I ALWAYS USE A POWER WASHER AFTER RIDES . SOME WATER WAS PRESENT IN THE SWINGARM BEARINGS. ANYWAY ALL BACK TOGEATHER NOW . JOHN PORTSMOUTH ENGLAND WR400 Y2K 1200 MILES
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