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Old 01-21-2011, 11:01 PM   #121
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The SeatConcepts foam is excellent, it even cut down some of the vibes to my ass. I'm gonna try and dualsport this TE450, with a 15/43 gear set, I cruise 70mph at about 5600 RPM. When I get to the trails, I can go to a 13 or 12 t CSS to climb any hill. 3 gal IMS + 1 gal Acerbis can gets me about 150 mile range.
Bike looks awesome!

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Old 01-22-2011, 06:50 AM   #122
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Seat concepts will make a 07 + wr450 dual sport/comfort seat foam and cover if they get ten orders , what do you guys think?
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http://www.seatconcepts.com

Still getting together ten orders together? I'll buy in for my '07 WR450F. What do we need to do?
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:24 PM   #123
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Still getting together ten orders together? I'll buy in for my '07 WR450F. What do we need to do?
You better jump in over here..

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:07 AM   #124
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #125
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Here is the link to the group buy......http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654334
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:11 PM   #126
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OK guy's (and gals) we asked for it so let's get it on. We need at least ten (10) for a group buy for the WR450 seats from MXBundy at seat-concepts. I'm in. Spread the word!
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:40 PM   #127
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Any info on the cush drive? Any hubs or rims that can easily be adapted to WR400 / 426 / or 450


the cush drive rear wheel the TE610E (1995 to 2006 models) will do the trick, but dont confuse it with the TE610 which doesnt have the cush drive hub. i modded one of these for my late model TE610 and have just adapted the rear wheel to the WR450F.

the te610e rear wheel only has a 20mm rear axle, so you'll want axle shims as the WR450F rear axle is 22mm (the 400 and 426 should still be 20mm, so nice match there, and the 1999 wr400 had a 220mm rear disc so even better on that year model).

the TE610E only has a 220mm rear disc but its easy to bolt on a 240mm husky disc from the rest of the TE range on the 2000 to 2006 model, this is close enough to the yamaha's 245mm to work fine.

the 1995 to 1999 TE610E uses a different rear disc and i couldn't find a 240mm husky disc that would suit. however, its very close to the bolt hole pattern of the WR450F, so if you dont mind a dodgy brothers job, you can just buy a cheap WR rear disc, and drill out the bolt holes a few mm wider so you can bolt it on to the husky wheel. i just flipped the disc around so the bolts werent counter sunk anymore, then used wide washers so that the bolts had good purchase.

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #128
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the te610e rear wheel only has a 20mm rear axle, so i'll need to make some axle shims as the WR450F rear axle is 22mm apparently (the 400 and 426 should still be 20mm, so nice match there, and the 1999 wr400 had a 220mm so even better on that year model).
I have a 2001 yz 426 and the rear axel is a 22 mm i think that from 01 all wr/yz from 01 onwards had 22 mm

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:05 PM   #129
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cush drive hub for WR450F from a Husky TE610E

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What kind of gearing? Any info on the cush drive? Any hubs or rims that can easily be adapted to WR400 / 426 / or 450
the earlier TE610E models from 1995 to 2006 had cush drive hubs and it turns out the rear wheel is extremely easy to adapt to the WR450F. (dont confuse the TE610E with the TE610 which has a fixed rear hub).

the wheel spacers actually fit perfectly in the swingarm, no need to machine any wheel spacers.

the TE610E rear axle is 20mm while the WR450F is 22mm so ideally you should have axle shims machined up. i went the lazy way and got 20mm diameter alloy tubing, cut it down one side and just made it a tad bigger to act as a 22mm shim. the TE610E rear axle fits fine, and even the chain tensioner blocks fit the WR swingarm perfectly.



the TE610E rear disc is only 220mm, but most of the TE450 and TE510 models have 240mm rear discs with the same bolt pattern on the 2000 to 2006 TE610E. unfortunately the bolt hole pattern changes on the 1995 to 1996 TE610E so you'll need to drill the bolt holes out a bit on a WR450F disc to make it fit.

the rear sprocket doesn't quite line up, it needs to be spaced outward by around 3mm. i just used washers to do this, then longer sprocket bolts so i could use nylocs in addition to the normal nuts. i figured if the sprocket is only sitting on these washers then i'd better double up on nuts in case there was any flex that could gradually loosen the nuts off.

clocked up 1000km so far, works a treat. a cheap mod for motard or extended road riding if you can get hold of a TE610E rear wheel. feels much smoother on the road, and peace of mind given there's a fair bit of comment on the web about the WR450F gearbox not really coping with road or adventure type riding.

at the moment geared the bike 14 / 45 so it just burbles along nicely at highway speeds, although first gear feels way too high for the gnarly stuff. but works a treat as i like the strong mid range of the WR and dont rev it out that often... this gearing and the cush drive hub have made it much smoother and more pleasant as a pseudo-adventure bike.

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:59 PM   #130
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:30 PM   #131
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i have axles from a '05 wr450f for-sale. give me a PM if your interested, lots of other parts as well.

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Old 09-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #132
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getting closer to the WR450F set up as a part time adventure bike.....

experimenting with adapting an oil catch can for an extra litre of oil capacity (here).
adapted the husky cush drive rear wheel (as per a few posts back here).
15/45 gearing.
fitted a 310mm DRZ400SM front disc and caliper adapter for better braking on the road
repadded the seat higher and wider (being a tall bugger)
footpegs moved back and down a bit for a bit more room on the bike (here).









next steps will be a larger tank and possibly the rekluse auto clutch. thinking of the clutch as the five speed gearbox makes gearing a real compromise. gearing it high enough to comfortably cruise at 100kmh means first gear is too tall for the gnarly stuff so thought the auto clutch might come in handy. anyone had experience with these?

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:53 AM   #133
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getting closer to the WR450F set up as a part time adventure bike.....

experimenting with adapting an oil catch can for an extra litre of oil capacity (here).
adapted the husky cush drive rear wheel (as per a few posts back here).
15/45 gearing.
fitted a 310mm DRZ400SM front disc and caliper adapter for better braking on the road
repadded the seat higher and wider (being a tall bugger)
footpegs moved back and down a bit for a bit more room on the bike (here).
Nicely done. Thanks for the info.......very helpful.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:19 PM   #134
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spare wires behind headlight?

wiring up the garmin gps to the WR450F. i found two spare wires behind the headlight and wired into those but there's no power, whether the bike is running or not.

could only find a 2003 WR450F wiring diagram on the internet and it doesnt show any spares. anyone got any clues on this? will wire directly to the battery if i need to, but just thought it would be nice to have a fuse in the circuit (although there is one built into the gps power cord).
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #135
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Have you guys seen the new Wr450 ? Yamaha had it on show at the sydney bike show last sunday and they are advertising it as an adventure tourer.
I have pics if anyone wants me to upload them looked great.
I was going to go the wr but saw the GHR Dakar bike for 2013 and went and bought a CRF on the back of it ....sorry
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