WR426F Petcock Rebuild
Aug16

WR426F Petcock Rebuild

This afternoon I decided to take care of the petcock rebuild I have been planning. It was leaking pretty good, last time out. So, I figured I’d setup some cameras and document the moment. I know, not real exciting. But hey, I did it unscripted and totally on the fly in a single take! I also discovered a ton of crap in it. This could explain, in part, the multiple cleanings that the carburetor has required. Anyway, a pretty...

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Project Resurrection: More Carburator Woes
Aug06

Project Resurrection: More Carburator Woes

So, after the maiden ride on the new suspension, I pulled the carb on ye ol’ WR426 again. It had been running pretty well (other than lack of idle) when I blew the fork seals, so I wondered what was up. Well, after dropping the bowl, I discovered a ton more green crap in the bowl. Yup, time for another clean out. When I picked it up from Santa Cruz Suspension, Rich did point out the all of the rubber venting in the gas cap had...

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Project Resurrection: WR426 Update
Jul15

Project Resurrection: WR426 Update

So for those not following along at home, my first ride out on the WR426 resulted in a pair of blown fork seals. Not to let this get me down, I made the decision to use this as an excuse to fulfill a lifelong dream. Yeah, I’m having the suspension redone by a professional. I’ve always wanted to experience the subtle plushness that only a professional can provide. So, I set out to find a local shop. My first thought...

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