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Old 11-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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2012-14 WR450F Must Have Parts and Pics

So I just bought a left over WR450F and after doing some reading I found out the stock skid plate is not very good, can you guys recommend which one offers the best protection (as in high on the sides)? Also what are some other "MUST HAVES"? Here is what I ordered to date:

Competition ECU
MSR Bark Busters
MSR Radiator Braces

I would like to buy a license plate bracket or make one, still TBD. I noticed Ryco makes a nice one but $$

Also looking for inspiration pics.....

Thanks again!
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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I like the stock bash plate, it provides good coverage, for trail riding I think it's fine as is. If your doing a lot of rock hopping and dragging I can understand the need for better.

There's a lot already written about these things, here's a few posts and pics of mine and it will give you the threads as well.

I've done suspension, regeared, and steering damper since these so I'll update my thread with those soon.


http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=472

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=493

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=482

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=477



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So I just bought a left over WR450F and after doing some reading I found out the stock skid plate is not very good, can you guys recommend which one offers the best protection (as in high on the sides)? Also what are some other "MUST HAVES"? Here is what I ordered to date:

Competition ECU
MSR Bark Busters
MSR Radiator Braces

I would like to buy a license plate bracket or make one, still TBD. I noticed Ryco makes a nice one but $$

Also looking for inspiration pics.....

Thanks again!
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links and info, I will check them out. I read online that one of the oil hoses was pretty exposed with the stock skid plate. I was thinking of getting something that is higher on the sides to avoid this problem.

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I like the stock bash plate, it provides good coverage, for trail riding I think it's fine as is. If your doing a lot of rock hopping and dragging I can understand the need for better.

There's a lot already written about these things, here's a few posts and pics of mine and it will give you the threads as well.

I've done suspension, regeared, and steering damper since these so I'll update my thread with those soon.


http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=472

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=493

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=482

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=477



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Old 11-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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I ran the stock plastic skid plate this year with no issues, but I don't ride in an area with a lot of rocks. I had an aluminum plate on my '01 YZ and it was really amplified the engine noise. The engine sounded like it had an bearing issue and that is why I haven't upgraded to an aluminum one yet.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #5
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This time of year I will be riding mostly sand as the winter is coming so I can hold off on the alum skid plate. Good to hear you are not having any problems.



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I ran the stock plastic skid plate this year with no issues, but I don't ride in an area with a lot of rocks. I had an aluminum plate on my '01 YZ and it was really amplified the engine noise. The engine sounded like it had an bearing issue and that is why I haven't upgraded to an aluminum one yet.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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Lets see some WR pics!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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I would go with HiwayDirtbikes for the hand guards....
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:04 AM   #8
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The highway guards are nice but I rider support from MSR

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:54 AM   #9
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Looks great, is that a Ryco license plate holder? Did you buy the Yamaha programmer? I think that will be on my list.

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Looks great, is that a Ryco license plate holder? Did you buy the Yamaha programmer? I think that will be on my list.
A friend and I split the programmer. The license plate holder is from SICASS Racing. I used their dual sport kit
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Cool, seems like WR's are rather rare on advrider

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Old 11-19-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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Cool, seems like WR's are rather rare on advrider
No there is not. I started a YZ/WR thread a couple of years ago that never took off. There is a WR450 Adventure bike thread that has a few people regularly on
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #14
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In 2007 I started a post your pic of 950 SE it is going strong with 333 pages, I guess the ADV guys like orange bikes

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No there is not. I started a YZ/WR thread a couple of years ago that never took off. There is a WR450 Adventure bike thread that has a few people regularly on
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In 2007 I started a post your pic of 950 SE it is going strong with 333 pages, I guess the ADV guys like orange bikes
Yeah I haven't quite figured out what it is with the orange kool aide. I like blue so much better
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