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Old 11-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #196
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Ok just being lazy here, but what year did they switch from steel to aluminum. I thought 2012 was the first aluminum frame, when they went to a "similar to YZ" frame?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #197
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I wish that had worked on my 08'... $300 was a hard pill to swallow, but it worked.
Which one did you go with?

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Ok just being lazy here, but what year did they switch from steel to aluminum. I thought 2012 was the first aluminum frame, when they went to a "similar to YZ" frame?
2007 was the first year for the aluminum frame.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #198
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I got the DynaTek. It's programable, but one of the preprogramed maps fixes the problem. The programming requires something optional to connect it to a computer, and also the knowledge to use it....
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #199
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Doesn't sound like too easy of a $300 fix ha ha
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #200
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Doesn't sound like too easy of a $300 fix ha ha

It's really simple to swap out and one of the 4 programmed maps is the correct "fix". The programming is for custom maps, if your engine needs something special for some reason.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #201
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Gotcha, I really appreciate the info.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:25 AM   #202
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Which light is best for headlight? Philips or...???
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:40 PM   #203
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I got the DynaTek. It's programable, but one of the preprogramed maps fixes the problem. The programming requires something optional to connect it to a computer, and also the knowledge to use it....
Guess a fancy TLD helmet will have to wait...and Christmas IS coming up
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:29 PM   #204
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Hopefully someone loves you besides Santa. Ha ha
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:18 PM   #205
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Hopefully someone loves you besides Santa. Ha ha
Well, I think we're getting a little carried away here. My wife might, but the bikes get the majority of my attention so I doubt she would encourage said behavior by providing more parts lol.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:05 AM   #206
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Hey, I know you...kinda . So this is your bike eh? Looks awesome! So far I am enjoying the sarcastic satire of this site and the not so "kinder gentler" nature of it. Even more so is the absence of people like that Armenian ass hat (who even has his own smiley: ...how cool is that?). Anyway, do I assume that you got your WR street legal?
I'm waiting on a brake kit. Dave at FBI is getting me the parts rounded up and i'll be set. I need to get some T-rex sliders though.....I'll get with armenian to hook me up!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:40 AM   #207
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Anyone have a vortex CDI for the 03-06 WR450? I want one.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #208
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Here's a good place to look.
http://www.bikefinds.com/yamaha-wr450f-for-sale

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(btw, if you look at pre-2012 models it's likely you'll need to spend $300 to upgrade the CDI, because the stock unit often tends to stutter when used on the road.)

my 07 doesn't stutter..
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #209
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lookign pickign up a 2004 wr450f. going do hare and hound races but want make trail bike for green laning too

anything to watch for and how reliable are they?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #210
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lookign pickign up a 2004 wr450f. going do hare and hound races but want make trail bike for green laning too

anything to watch for and how reliable are they?
WR450F TIPS MODS & REVIEWS

with the power they put out they can't be as bulletproof as a tractor like the DRZ, but generally they go a lot longer than comparable high performance bikes in terms of rebuilds, valve adjustments etc. personally i preferred the steel frame models (pre 2007) as they were barely any heavier and it was much easier accessing the carby and engine without that bulky alloy frame...
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