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FINALLY got my WR450 to run properly. The problem that kept it starved for fuel for mid- to open throttle seems to have been the needle. Earlier I bought a rebuild kit and replaced everything except the needle. I thought it was better to keep the one that it came with because it had the adjustment slots at the top. The one in the kit does not have those slots. 

But because the symptoms sounded like the needle/main jet, I finally replaced the needle. Voila!  Finally! 

So, tomorrow, if it stops raining for a bit, I'll be out looking for dirt roads. 

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Put down 425 miles in a little over 8hrs. Pretty good day for my first real ride this year. 800S from 22 to 26 pretty much sucks. 26S was good  all the way to 260N. 260 was in good shape heading north to 145. If you run 260S watch out for a dip just before getting to 26. Random photo on 260 or 145  

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It was great to run into  @NinjaDoc

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He’ll tell you he doesn’t remember how to ride, but if you get him on 164 he pretty much goes back to his old self.

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On 4/19/2019 at 11:09 PM, blue72beetle said:

Took it apart!

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Is it getting its wrap?

Whats up with that bazooka tube dent?

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Little rain over the weekend.  Short 998 mile ride into the mountains of WVA and VA.

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Installed a few extra hurs-pers and a couple more torxs on the Zbomb today. This should make it hole shot, corner and brake better. 

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Dyno'd the CRB and the Grom.

 

Grom needs a new ECU to fix fueling issues and timing to run with the cam/piston/ported & decked head. 

CBR needs to be flashed to unlock the ECU, currently it's still factory restricted and peaking at 144whp with 71 ft lbs of torque. With a reflash it should gain 8-10 horsepower and 2 or 3 ft lbs of torque. Shop recommended running a thinner head gasket + tune to push close to 170whp (he has the exact same bike and dyno pulls to prove it's possible on the '08). Not sure I want to spend $500 on a flash + tune though. Maybe. We'll see. Need to get the Grom working right first and that's going to be close to that much. 

 

That said, someone buy my street triple. $4750 1 time ohio riders special. 😋

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Started tinkering with the settings on my shock after a few hundred miles on it. Took 10 clicks out of the high speed damping and the ride is much less harsh. Still havent set my sag (need that 2nd person) but took some preload out as well and it's more suited for the craggy craters of massillon streets. Hoping to get a proper sag setup on it this weekend. Wondering if I should have opted for the progressive spring vs the linear one I got. Too late now. 

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I am a fan of setting everything at the very middle and working from there. 

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^ Listen to him, he is an expert at setting sag.

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54 minutes ago, Pauly said:

I am a fan of setting everything at the very middle and working from there. 

 

15 minutes ago, Tonik said:

^ Listen to him, he is an expert at setting sag.

Pauly, I will typically defer to you in matters mechanical. Would love some help setting my bike up. The suspenders on this animal are more sophisticated than I am used to. Guy at the distributor supposedly set the shock up for my weight and riding style, but as I mentioned above, must not have entered into the equation. Will do my damndest to stay sober this Saturday long enough to take a few hot laps around the hood and get her squared away if you're feeling helpful.

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23 minutes ago, Gixxus Christ! said:

Pauly, I will typically defer to you in matters mechanical. 

Ask @Casper how doing that for sag worked out.

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On 4/22/2019 at 10:02 PM, 2talltim said:

Is it getting its wrap?

Whats up with that bazooka tube dent?

I gave up on the wrap... for now. Just doing that one piece was a pain, not looking forward to doing any others.
The muffler was dented when I bought it. This past weekend I managed to:

Replaced the muffler with a non-dented one.
Replaced the fuel tank. (PO painted the old one)
Replaced the fuel filter while swapping the pump to the new tank.
Ripped out all the CA emissions stuff since the replacement tank is non-CA.
Replaced the two right fairings. (PO painted)
Installed switchbacks on the front turn signals.
Installed Auxbeam LED headlights.

Then rode to Iron Pony on Sunday with a friend (he's got a couple BMWs) and got some tags.
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Sam, I will take a look on Saturday. 

Jim, go fuck yourself. 

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13 minutes ago, Pauly said:

 

Jim, go fuck yourself. 

This. Jim should fuck himself. He should also bring some of that sweet sweet bourbon hes been bringing the last few years. 

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Added a metal gas tank to my Italian spares set.

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I changed the oil, flushed the clutch, cleaned and lubed the chain. Now if I could get the weather to cooperate with me and get some free time to ride again things would be great.

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4 hours ago, durk said:

I changed the oil, flushed the clutch, cleaned and lubed the chain. Now if I could get the weather to cooperate with me and get some free time to ride again things would be great.

School gonna close soon :) 

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24 minutes ago, NinjaDoc said:

School gonna close soon :) 

June 5 is last day for teachers

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Picked the 6 wafer lock on my new spare gas tank with a windshield wiper blade and a scrap of aluminum and pulled the cylinder to re-key it to match my current key.

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Flushed fresh brake fluid through both ends. 

Horn repaired

oil leak on top end repaired

new rear tire mounted 

new cush rubbers installed

fresh oil and cleaned filter

cleaned and oiled air filter 

removed carb, cleaned pilot jet, reinstalled

replaced o rings in valve inspection covers

installed new rear rack and Givi plate

new panniers installed

new fairing installed  

 

All systems are go for launch. 

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Got moved into my new place in Columbus Monday and got the FJR moved to the garage on Wednesday.

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Just about finished with this project. 

Renthal Street bars, Rhinomoto bar ends and a CRG Blindspot to keep me legal. Ripped out the HID ballast that the previous owner left behind. Something had been rattling around the last time I rode it. I saw the glue let go from his install, so no need to keep that annoying modification. 

I also tossed on the OEM screen (thanks, @Tonik) to see if it keeps my helmet in cleaner air. If not, I may cut it down a little. 

I need soft luggage for the Gap trip, but all other systems are go for launch. Yes, I know the chain is rusty. I will wipe it down some other time. 

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