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NeedaSpace7 08-30-2012 04:10 PM

2012 WR450 street legal build-ish type thread
 
hey guys!

ive been waiting awhile to make this thread, and now i can finally do it ! so , on 8/30/2010 exactly 2 years ago , i bought my first motorcycle at age 15 and 1/2 . it was a wr250x supermoto which i loved dearly . after 2 years of seasonal riding (here in ohio it snows alot) i put 9000 miles on her (mainly street, few fire roads and whoops) , no accidents, all stock except for new bars. so i sold her today , exactly two years later, on a trade in offer for a wr450f.

here she is at the dealership, waiting to be sold :cry

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0301.jpg


so i got a smoking deal , and worked my ass off all summer working over 60 hours a week , so i could afford this monster. here she is after her first 45 minute ride around my yard :
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0304.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0306.jpg
sorry , these are cell phone pics, ill post some better quality ones later !

so , hopefully i get the rest of my parts to make it road worthy in the next couple of days . i plan on showing pics of the wiring, and showing who ever is interested a way to make this bike legal, and the parts you will need, or can use .

after the "build", if you can call it that, i plan to update this thread with riding pictures, and my thoughts and views on this bike , as a novice, young rider, who has never ridden dirt lol . :D

****Broken picture links fixed

parts list "as revealed" :

DRC Edge Taillight Controller
Edge2 Universal Tail Light Holder Kit
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/index.shtml

G600 08-30-2012 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeedaSpace7 (Post 19483484)

wow:eek1 What a beauty.

matt33 08-30-2012 04:50 PM

That's awesome. I don't understand why Yamaha doesn't bring the street legal version of the WR450F here to the USA. I wipe the drool of my keyboard when I look at it on the European Yamaha website. Good luck with your project!

Harpoonalt 08-30-2012 04:56 PM

You have good taste. This bike is on my short list. Looking forward to your build.

NeedaSpace7 08-30-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G600 (Post 19483765)
wow:eek1 What a beauty.

thank you ! she was bought used, and isnt broken in yet, only about 40 miles

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt33 (Post 19483773)
That's awesome. I don't understand why Yamaha doesn't bring the street legal version of the WR450F here to the USA. I wipe the drool of my keyboard when I look at it on the European Yamaha website. Good luck with your project!

yea, i know what you mean. it would save us a headache , and they would definitely sell. the only other 450 option is the ktm at 10 grand or the dizzer 400

gmtech 08-30-2012 05:21 PM

anybody ever wonder if that light wouldnt fit on a wr250r
could u take a pic of the guage cluster or lack there of haha

matt33 08-30-2012 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmtech (Post 19483985)
anybody ever wonder if that light wouldnt fit on a wr250r
could u take a pic of the guage cluster or lack there of haha

Edit: I was wrong about the WRX tailight. I glanced at the WRX and initially thought it was the same tail light eliminator kit I used to have. Re-reading the post I see you may not have even been talking about the WRX tailight. Sometimes I post faster than I read. Sorry for any confusion!

matt33 08-30-2012 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeedaSpace7 (Post 19483822)
thank you ! she was bought used, and isnt broken in yet, only about 40 miles



yea, i know what you mean. it would save us a headache , and they would definitely sell. the only other 450 option is the ktm at 10 grand or the dizzer 400

If you don't mind me asking, what is the ballpark street price on the WR450? I've pretty much decided on buying a KTM 500EXC, but the nearly $10k price is a tough pill to swallow. I'm just not sure I want to try to plate an off road bike here in PA.

Although I'm 36 now and make a decent salary, I can relate to you saving every penny you can to put toward a bike. If you're anything like me, you'll always be squirrling away for one project or another.

NeedaSpace7 08-30-2012 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmtech (Post 19483985)
anybody ever wonder if that light wouldnt fit on a wr250r
could u take a pic of the guage cluster or lack there of haha

your talking about the headlight ? matt33 has me confused . or maybe running on 4 hours of sleep is screwing me over :hmmmmm

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt33 (Post 19484521)
I had the same tail light eliminator kit and rear markers on my WR250R. The arse end on the X and R is identical. It will work fine, although I forget what brand it is.

there is no eliminator on there ? or are you talking about the wr250x?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Harpoonalt (Post 19483812)
You have good taste. This bike is on my short list. Looking forward to your build.

:thumbup

NeedaSpace7 08-30-2012 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt33 (Post 19484574)
If you don't mind me asking, what is the ballpark street price on the WR450? I've pretty much decided on buying a KTM 500EXC, but the nearly $10k price is a tough pill to swallow. I'm just not sure I want to try to plate an off road bike here in PA.

Although I'm 36 now and make a decent salary, I can relate to you saving every penny you can to put toward a bike. If you're anything like me, you'll always be squirrling away for one project or another.

pm'd

i wanted a ktm 500exc too. but it is over 10k out the door around here.

matt33 08-30-2012 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeedaSpace7 (Post 19484585)
your talking about the headlight ? matt33 has me confused . or maybe running on 4 hours of sleep is screwing me over :hmmmmm



there is no eliminator on there ? or are you talking about the wr250x?


:thumbup

Nope, I replied to the post without reading or looking carefully. I edited my prior post to clarify.

joec63 08-30-2012 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeedaSpace7 (Post 19483484)
hey guys!

ive been waiting awhile to make this thread, and now i can finally do it ! so , on 8/30/2010 exactly 2 years ago , i bought my first motorcycle at age 15 and 1/2 . it was a wr250x supermoto which i loved dearly . after 2 years of seasonal riding (here in ohio it snows alot) i put 9000 miles on her (mainly street, few fire roads and whoops) , no accidents, all stock except for new bars. so i sold her today , exactly two years later, on a trade in offer for a wr450f.

here she is at the dealership, waiting to be sold :cry


Nice! :clap , looks like Ohio Motorcycle

NeedaSpace7 08-30-2012 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joec63 (Post 19484779)
Nice! :clap , looks like Ohio Motorcycle

thanks! and you are correct!

joec63 08-30-2012 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeedaSpace7 (Post 19484829)
thanks! and you are correct!

Looking forward to seeing the finished product! I may follow your lead :evil

NeedaSpace7 08-30-2012 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmtech (Post 19483985)
anybody ever wonder if that light wouldnt fit on a wr250r
could u take a pic of the guage cluster or lack there of haha

here you go! if u want more just ask. not really sure what you wanted too see.
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0319.jpg


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