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Old 08-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Cool2 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




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 :



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 .

****Broken picture links fixed

parts list "as revealed" :

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

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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wow What a beauty.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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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!
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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You have good taste. This bike is on my short list. Looking forward to your build.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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wow What a beauty.
thank you ! she was bought used, and isnt broken in yet, only about 40 miles

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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
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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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
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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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!

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #8
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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.
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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

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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?
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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.
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i wanted a ktm 500exc too. but it is over 10k out the door around here.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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your talking about the headlight ? matt33 has me confused . or maybe running on 4 hours of sleep is screwing me over



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


Nope, I replied to the post without reading or looking carefully. I edited my prior post to clarify.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #12
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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

Nice! , looks like Ohio Motorcycle
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Nice! , looks like Ohio Motorcycle
thanks! and you are correct!
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thanks! and you are correct!
Looking forward to seeing the finished product! I may follow your lead
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #15
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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.
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