Southwest Dual Sport Riders Club - Phoenix, AZ

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Chick4KLRs, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Sad, but true......:nod




    I'm guilty..........
  2. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Some truth to it... Im sure theres some way of making it plausible....
    Thanks for the recommendations.
  3. azbnd

    azbnd Adventurer

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    Anybody in here a bike mechanic or know of a good one in the PHX area? I'd rather not get ripped of at the dealership if I don't have to. :wink:
    My 2010 WR250R isn't cooperating with me and doesn't want to start. I suspect something in the EFI system, maybe even the fuel pump although the pump does run.
    Was hard to start for a day or two and didn't want to run right. Next day...wouldn't even attempt to start. Nope, not out of gas.:D
  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Kick stand switch?
  5. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    You will find most people will point you toward Dillon at Zen Moto
  6. azbnd

    azbnd Adventurer

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    The switch tests OK.



    I called Zen Moto and they referred me to the dealership...:hmmmmm


    Anyone here with a WR notice if your fuel pump dumps a whole lot of fuel out the top side of the pump when the fuel level is low enough to expose it to see? I took a video of it and will post it here when I figure out how to do that.
    I also tested the crankshaft position sensor resistance and primary coil resistance, both of which are testing a little outside the acceptable range.
    But I'm finding it hard to believe that they both failed at the same time...especially when the bike has less than 2500 miles.
  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Never looked, try to keep it filled. Have the Safari tank & about 13,000 miles & no issues so far 2008 model.
  8. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    dillon is a good guy, and an honest guy,,

    since it was giving you some issues for a couple days prior to the no start I would recommended the dealer because it MAY take too many labor hours to diagnose and fix your problem without some of the specialized testing equipment the dealer has.

    he may have felt the same.

    fuel pumps make more volume than the injector needs constantly dumping the excess, perfectly normal.
  9. azbnd

    azbnd Adventurer

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    I also have the Safari tank and usually try to keep the fuel level above the pump.

    I understand the need to dump excess fuel due to volume...I tested it outside the tank where there was no injector to impede the flow of fuel and it dumped far more fuel out the side rather than through the line to the injector. Just wondering if this is normal.
    The pump is supposed to be at 35psi but I don't have a way to test it under load to see if it's close to that.


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  10. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    though i've played an expert on tv, i'm not one. looks like you found the problem, now, is there access to a pressure valve that might be faulty or stuck open?
  11. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Anyone know if there will be a Japfest in Cottonwood this year? I've only heard about this. Never been to it.

    S.C.
  12. Atagrob

    Atagrob Adventurer

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    Actually a truck question but I know you folks own a lot of trucks. I'm looking for a shop in Phoenix to put a leveling kit on the front of a full sized 2wd Chevy I just bought.

    I'm not worried about rock bottom price. I want a shop that does the work right at a fair price.

    Got any recommendations? I'm in the West Valley but am willing to travel for a good experience.

    Thanks.
  13. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Greenway Auto
    2828 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (602) 992-5500
    http://www.greenwayautorepair.net/

    Bill is the owner. Tell him Tom Glenn recommended them, hopefully that will help.
  14. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    The original Fly N Hi off road center down on McDowell rd... They do enough of them to do it right..
  15. sawzaller

    sawzaller Adventurer

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    Hey all,

    I'm out in Avondale, newish/re-started rider with a WR250X.

    No upgrades on the bike YET, so no extended range. Anyone up for a day ride through the Wilderness areas north of Tonopah?
  16. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Maybe...when?
  17. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Any of you guys interested in a pirelli scorpion A/T . 90/90-21. Some life left in it. Any offers good. Doesnt even have to be reasonable but it would help the deal.[​IMG]
  18. hethin

    hethin n00b

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    Hello Everyone,

    Just getting back into the sport after a 20 year break and have a question. What do you guys do with your old oil and filters? Is there a place in the west valley to recycle the old oil and filters? I'm out in Goodyear if that helps.
  19. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Any Auto Zone, O'rileys, most auto parts take used oil.
  20. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    most any wal-mart that has a auto service center and jiffy lub or grease monkey takes used oil