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Old 05-18-2010, 07:39 AM   #16
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That's because the Feds are cracking down on states that license vehicles for the road that were intended to be OHVs. Not that it's any of their business, but that's the environazis at the EPA for ya.
I'd heard some places like California, are reviewing the tags as they come up for renewal and revoking some of the "converted" bike's tags.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:05 AM   #17
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I'd heard some places like California, are reviewing the tags as they come up for renewal and revoking some of the "converted" bike's tags.
Unfortunately this is true. IF it is a 2005 or newer, or IF the plates were issued in 2005 (for an older bike) or more recently; then the new DMV computer scans the VIN upon re-registration, flags it, and then revokes the plate.

The truly bad part is this is coming to most of the other states, and if the EPA has it's way then it will be ALL states for ALL plated OHV's.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:06 PM   #18
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Well THAT really sucks! I think I plated mine back in '99 or 2K.

Course here in the land of entrapment it will probably take 5-7 years for them to catch up with the rest of the States....at least I hope.

Maybe I should off load it and pick up one of the new WR250's! Sure wish Yamaha would follow Suzuki's lead and make a DS450!
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:08 AM   #19
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Well THAT really sucks! I think I plated mine back in '99 or 2K.

Course here in the land of entrapment it will probably take 5-7 years for them to catch up with the rest of the States....at least I hope.

Maybe I should off load it and pick up one of the new WR250's! Sure wish Yamaha would follow Suzuki's lead and make a DS450!
Suzuki is making a 450, low maintenance, street legal dual sport? I hadn't heard that yet.

Still love my WR250R though. I was a little nervous going down to a 250 but it's actually a great bike.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:37 AM   #20
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Well it is actually a street bike (supermotard), but with a change of tires it COULD be a DS!

I have thought about picking one up and getting another set of wheels so you could change em out quickly and then have the best of both worlds!
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:03 AM   #21
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Well it is actually a street bike (supermotard), but with a change of tires it COULD be a DS!

I have thought about picking one up and getting another set of wheels so you could change em out quickly and then have the best of both worlds!
I know of the DRZ400SM, and it does have the nicer forks than the normal DRZ dual sport, but I still don't see the 450 super motard.

If it happens, a lot of people should be happy.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:41 PM   #22
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:49 PM   #23
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Bike already starts easy, but I am going to order the YZ450 exhaust cam and install it. It brings auto-decompression to WR400F for even easier starting, and re-starting..
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:15 PM   #24
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Now, this is cool!!

http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/ind..._detail&p=2106

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Old 06-12-2010, 12:19 PM   #25
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I went ahead and ordered the YZ450 cam, and in the mean time air-filter needed a good scrub!

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That auxiliary tank's been pretty good for me. The largest main tank I have found is 3.3 gallon, so with the extra 1.2 auxiliary tank I can ride trails all day without having to worry about coming out of the mountains to find gas. I have spent many hours routing fuel and breather hoses in order to get a reliable setup with the second tank. I had lots for fuel leaks with the suggested hose routing. Other minuses to this tank are if you are doing a steep uphill while running on the small tank, the fuel will move to the back and you will run out of gas. Also, if you mount a wide tire on the back it can interfere with the tank, but this really isn't a big deal. Also the tank takes the place of the radiator overflow. I tried a couple different plastic bottles as replacements, but they all melted. A fellow ADVer recommended using a turkey baster because it won't melt. That has been working for me for over a year now.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:07 PM   #27
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Update: the old exhaust cam is out. the new one is ready to be put back in. i have ordered couple of new cam bolts.

couple of things left to purchase before re-assembly:

new shims for correct valve clearance
2x new cam shaft bolts.
new valve cover gasket. I can probably re-use my old one, but might as well replace it.
plug for the hole where manual decompression used to tie into the head.
blue loctite.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:30 PM   #28
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It was way too hot to work in the garage... Woman approved!



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Old 07-03-2010, 10:49 AM   #29
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Since I am talking to myself;

Does anyone know the difference between Yamaha stock valve shims vs. Pro X Valve Shims? The difference is $6.7 between the two. Yamaha Stock is $8, while Pro X are $1.30.

Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:43 AM   #30
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If you go by a Yamaha shop with your old ones and a list of what thicknesses you want, they will usually just swap them out.

At least that is what they do out here.

Saves a few bucks for the more important things needed out in the shop.....like some suds to suck down!
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