I love this bike! Street Legal Yamaha WR's

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Timeless, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Timeless

    Timeless Intermittent Excursionist

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    Cape Cod, MA
    I dont know if there has been any threads previously, but i was just wondering if anyone else has a street legal WR 400/426/450 and has any pics?

    I love my bike, IMO a perfect bike for offroad, and mine does great on the highway also. I added a +1 front sprocket, and -2 rear, and will go 60 mph on the highway quite easily....ive gotten it up to about 90mph, and it was pulling real slow from that point, so I let off. Other than that, It has all the "free mods, uncorked" and has a full FMF t4 exhaust.

    Here is a picture:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Anyone else have any pics of theirs?
    #1
  2. RiotPat

    RiotPat Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,579
    Location:
    New Yorkistan
    Wish they would make a factory 450 like the 250. I just pulled the trigger on a 530 KTM, but if there were a street legal WR450 it would have been a tough choice.
    #2
  3. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,394
    Location:
    Bloomington, IL
    Yeah, let's see 'em! :clap

    BTW, are the later bikes any more nimble in the tight stuff than the 400's? :ear
    #3
  4. Jolly705

    Jolly705 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,519
    Location:
    SLC
    Here is my street legal WR :D

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #4
  5. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    6,005
    Location:
    NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn.
    I had a 2003 WR250F with Baja Designs Dual Sport Kit installed.
    It was a blast to ride on the trails, zipping around the neighborhood and out playing in the fields.
    The little 250cc engine doesn't have much power to sustain the street/highway speed without changing out the spricket, but then makes it hard to ride in the dirt with street gearing.

    Maybe 450cc would be better if you plan to make it a true dual sport.
    #5
  6. Timeless

    Timeless Intermittent Excursionist

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    Cape Cod, MA
    Jolly705

    Very nice bikes!! What is the model of that bmw next to your wr?

    What brand front fender bag is that? I need to get myself one!
    #6
  7. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    11,260
    Location:
    Tampa
    Sweet bike!


    Yes in a way, the later models are quite a lot lighter, but they also hit harder and make ~12 more hp which can make them a bit of a handful. On balance whether they are more nimble on the woods will depend on how you ride etc.
    #7
  8. Jolly705

    Jolly705 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,519
    Location:
    SLC
    Thanks :D
    That is a 2007 BMW G650 X Challenge, great dual sport bike and has a 3 year 36K warranty :deal
    The tool bag is from MSR. I cut a piece of plexi to the shape of the bag drilled 4 holes through the plexi, bag, and fender to bolt it down. I heard if you just use the straps after awhile they fall off. The bag no longer moves, I love getting the weight of the tools off my back.


    #8
  9. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,951
    Location:
    Central Coast, Cal
    I had a 99 WR400 with a dual sport kit and a street license. I'm sorry I ever got rid of it. It was a wonderful bike. :cry:cry:cry:cry
    #9
  10. badcooky

    badcooky I see dumb people!

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,129
    Location:
    At QLD Australia
    Here in Australia al the main brands can be registered,all the enduro bikes available have rego.Be it EXC/R's,WRF's,TE's XR's all good all the time.
    Just have to take the extra junk off them
    It's great.:clap
    #10
  11. shovelhead

    shovelhead Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    83
    Location:
    Illinois
    Here's my street legal 04 wr450 and my sons street legal 03 wr250. The 450 is an awesome bike but for the street it needs a 6th gear. As a trail bike it is just about perfect. I bought a Husky te 610 for the true dualsport riding that i do and on the street the husky wins hands down but in the woods the Husky is good and the wr is king even better than my brothers 07 ktm 450 but the ktm does has a 6th gear. but i love my 450 and would never sell it except maybe to get a newer one. <a href="http://s398.photobucket.com/albums/pp65/racerx1964/?action=view&current=PB090082.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp65/racerx1964/PB090082.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s398.photobucket.com/albums/pp65/racerx1964/?action=view&current=SANY0075-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp65/racerx1964/SANY0075-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    The 450 overlooking Lake Huron on Drummand Island
    #11
  12. LILBIT

    LILBIT Ride you must.

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,675
    Location:
    Lake Placid, FL
    Theres already a WR pic thread going on here. Not all plated but quite a few pictures.
    #12
  13. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,392
    Location:
    New Kent, VA
    Here's my 07 WR250F.. Love it..

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #13
  14. The Hoff

    The Hoff What just happened here??

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    #14
  15. Timeless

    Timeless Intermittent Excursionist

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    Cape Cod, MA
    Very nice, Where did you get that rear rack? very nice for carrying (for me) hand tools to the jobsite!
    #15
  16. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,392
    Location:
    New Kent, VA
    #16
  17. AllenL

    AllenL Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    89
    What gas tanks are you guys using?
    #17
  18. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,392
    Location:
    New Kent, VA
    #18
  19. shovelhead

    shovelhead Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    83
    Location:
    Illinois
    Mine is an Acerbis 3.3 gal. nice tank but you have to use yz shrouds, Don't know about the others.
    #19
  20. Jolly705

    Jolly705 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,519
    Location:
    SLC
    Haha.... I do need to work on the blinkers but she plated and registered :D

    #20