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Old 01-28-2015, 07:58 AM   #1
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Thoughts on 2008 Yamaha WR450F

I haven't been able to find much information on this bike.
What's your opinion, or facts, regarding this machine?

I owned a 2003 model for a short time and never really gelled with the bike. It felt kind of top heavy and "tippy" to me.
I had a few times where I fell over in some off camber 1st gear crawling due in part to the top heaviness and flame outs (jetting probably would have cured that) where my XR600R tractored right through the same places.

Does the '08 still have that top heavy feeling? How does it work in tight single track crawling? Any overheating issues?

Any input is appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #2
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Hmm..anyone?
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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I haven't been able to find much information on this bike.
What's your opinion, or facts, regarding this machine?

I owned a 2003 model for a short time and never really gelled with the bike. It felt kind of top heavy and "tippy" to me.
I had a few times where I fell over in some off camber 1st gear crawling due in part to the top heaviness and flame outs (jetting probably would have cured that) where my XR600R tractored right through the same places.

Does the '08 still have that top heavy feeling? How does it work in tight single track crawling? Any overheating issues?

Any input is appreciated.
I have a well modded 2008 WRF. No top heavy feeling at all. No overheating issues.

Stock motor
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Rekluse Z-Start Pro
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Factory Connection re-sprung and re-valved forks and shock
IMS tank
Full wrap hand guards
Scotts damper
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I race it, trail ride it, dual sport ride it, and go night riding on it. Had over 300 (100% trouble free) hours on it before a top end rebuild. It has never quit, broke, coughed, sputtered, failed in any way. Favorite dirt bike I have ever owned.




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Old 01-28-2015, 03:56 PM   #4
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Cool. Thanks F250Pal.
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