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Old 05-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #35401
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Hmmm....so maybe not the fuel pump.

I think I'll take it down to my local mechanic to diagnose and go from there.

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Try opening the throttle all the way, holding it there, and then try to start it. Some folks have found that will solve the problem you are describing.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #35402
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Can anybody show me a few homemade solutions to the rear fender on the wrr? The PO took a sawzall to the rear fender, attached his license plate to the fender bracket, and then bent his license plate to make a defacto rear fender between the bracket and the stock taillight. Unfortunately Oregon license plates are too small to reach. I've got several offers to send me stock rear fenders, but wanted to see if there was another solution.
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Mongo fix! Big crescent wrenches make skinny metal bracket bend good. Mongo happy now that license plate goes on so he can ride legal.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #35403
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Try opening the throttle all the way, holding it there, and then try to start it. Some folks have found that will solve the problem you are describing.
I'll give it a shot after work, thanks!

So, if this is the fix - what is the problem causing it????
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:47 AM   #35404
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I'll give it a shot after work, thanks!

So, if this is the fix - what is the problem causing it????
No idea. Several folks, including Big Dog, have mentioned that there bike wouldn't start after sitting for a while and they found that this cleared the problem. I never saw an explanation.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #35405
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No idea. Several folks, including Big Dog, have mentioned that there bike wouldn't start after sitting for a while and they found that this cleared the problem. I never saw an explanation.

Can't hurt to try. :)

Shouldn't the fuel pump hum each and every time I turn the key on, or am I not remembering right?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #35406
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Fuel pump trouble

I had a issue the first of the season when I went to start my WR. I thought it might of been the battery since it was the original in my 08. The battery cranked but ran down fairly quick. I bought a new battery and tried again only to have it just sit and crank. I thought it was the fuel pump then but I could hear the pump start up when I turned on the key. All of a sudden it just popped and started right up and I had no trouble since. This had to be something to do with sitting over the winter but I don't know what. I have had the bike for a few years and this is the first time this has happen.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #35407
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:41 AM   #35408
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My replacement pump had a distinctly different sound while running. I took that as an indicator that it was a newer version.
So did my replacement pump until if failed.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #35409
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Can't hurt to try. :)

Shouldn't the fuel pump hum each and every time I turn the key on, or am I not remembering right?
Mine doesn't hum every time. Then again I haven't had the bike too long, it's an '08 and I have a spare fuel pump sitting in a box waiting to do go when/if mine fails.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:36 PM   #35410
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I'll give it a shot after work, thanks!

So, if this is the fix - what is the problem causing it????
Of the many possibilities, one that is easy to check is the kill switch on the handlebar. Before turning the key on, cycle the kill switch off and on a few times to clean its contacts of possible corrosion. After finishing with the switch in the on position, turn on the ignition key switch and you should hear the normal fuel pump priming sound.


As far as the trick of opening the throttle to start, it could also be corrosion at the throttle position sensor. A few cycles of the throttle can clean those contacts also.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #35411
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Of the many possibilities, one that is easy to check is the kill switch on the handlebar. Before turning the key on, cycle the kill switch off and on a few times to clean its contacts of possible corrosion. After finishing with the switch in the on position, turn on the ignition key switch and you should hear the normal fuel pump priming sound.


As far as the trick of opening the throttle to start, it could also be corrosion at the throttle position sensor. A few cycles of the throttle can clean those contacts also.
I tried the kill switch thing, didn't seem to help. Are you saying that every time you cycle the kill switch then turn the key, the fuel pump should make noise?

Will try the throttle cycle tonight, thanks!
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #35412
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Oops.



No damage, just momentarily stuck trying to get over my first log "in the field."
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:48 PM   #35413
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Papa needs a brand new pair of shoes...

Got mine installed today, MT21 up front & an MT43 in the rear. Sprockets & chain get installed Tuesday, THEN I'll be done.


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Old 05-11-2013, 03:44 AM   #35414
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DIY non-US tail tidy

I was looking at buying a tail-tidy and figured i'd pull the original set-up apart first, and it turned out to be all ready to DIY.

This is how it comes in Australia.



When I took the plastic off and cut the plate light wire I found I could loosen one of the brackets, rotate it 90 degrees and use it to mount a plate holder.




I used a piece of plastic offcut from a drain pit for the plate holder, a couple of short pieces of flat aluminium bar to strengthen (if you can't find aluminium, aluminum will do just as well ) and a few screws and nuts and then went for a ride.



Total cost ... I guess $3. And I should be able to remount the original plate light in a slimline version for the cost of two screws - if bother at all.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:59 AM   #35415
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Pineapples, forestry and extinct volcanoes

Finally I got a chance to use the WRR the way I'd hoped.

A spare Friday afternoon and a willing WRR partner in crime and holder of the GPS (Goroka) and we hit out through the pineapple fields and forestry surrounding the Glasshouse Mountains (the plugs of long extinct volcanoes).

We met at the local servo where it rained like hell, but undeterred we spent a few hours cruising through wide open trails.





And down single track lantana invested sand and red clay mud pits - places my old KLR definitely let me down!!!







An absolute ball, loved every minute of it ... including getting a push when my battery died .

And there was just time for coffee on the run home.



Didn't see another bike or 4X4 until we were just finishing ... although there was a roo and a curled up python.
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