WR450F plated as a dual sport

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GlennR, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    Man, That is one fine WR...
  2. Off the grid

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    Was thinking the same thing, VERY nice work/mods.
  3. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Very cool.


    Keep an eye on that S/A screen. When I bought my '05 last year, it had a full WB system on it. The screen broke off at the weld to the flange that held in it place. I bought a S/A insert from Yoshimura to replace it. Had to modify it a bit, but it's more sturdy than the WB screen.
  4. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    Thanks.. yeah I cut the actual screen off of the metal insert deal and just used the screen by itself. Works really well. I tested a few after market pipes and the yzf ones were my favs
  5. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I just received a new KTM style mirror from the guy in LA who sells the here. I ordered the longer version and just got one for the left side, because I'm cheap...and also to make sure that it's sturdy & long enough to see past my elbo/shoulder. It came yesterday, but I haven't mounted it yet. The quality looks very good, and the mirror is just a bit larger than the stock ones one my XT225.

    Then after opening the package I was on the Procycle site and realized that they are now selling a mirror that looks exactly like the one I bought, for about $10-12 less. I don't think they're offering the "long" version, but I'd have ordered 2 mirrors if they'd been $50 per pair instead of $70.....Oh well. Just thought I'd let you guys know.

    I'm heading off to the beach for a bit of vacation, and will mount the mirror & post a pic & opinion about it in a week or so.
  6. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    Got rid of the 09yz450f muffler.. Sticking to just the 07yz muffler 09yz header combo. The 09 was too loud. I would say the best pipes are the 07yz450, FMF Q4, and Leo Vince X3.


    I like my MSR mirrors.. They work great mounted to the bark busters, they use the plastic guards as support against vibration. Lets see pics GlennR, interested to see if those would be better


    Really like my rack.. Hauled my lunch and 3L of water, nice to keep off my back
    Went for a ride
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  7. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I'm at the beach now. I'll post next week after I get back. Also, I just ordered a pair of custom fabricated rear footpegs from a French guy over on TT. They look good & sturdy on the pics there. I'll be receiving them at the end of July. It will be nice to be able to carry a passenger. :freaky
  8. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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  9. Honda_jedi

    Honda_jedi n00b

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    Looks like the thread has been slow so I don't feel quite as bad for being useless and not updating! (sorry again Ninja)

    So as of just yesterday I installed a 2006 YFZ cush clutch basket and primary gear on my 2006 WR.

    It was seriously uneventful and super easy. There are a couple of parts to note though! I took pictures, but it doesn't even matter the changes are so minor.

    First: my YFZ primary gear came with a "bend over" washer to keep the primary nut in place. My WR uses a cone-shaped washer to maintain preload on the nut. I used the WR nut and washer on the YFZ primary gear. This made sense to keep material stackups and thread engagement the same. There was only one difference i could detect on the YFZ primary gear. It has a strange machine groove on the outer circumference of the gear closest to the crankcase. It appeared trivial, i can only assume it's for oil flow or something. Not sure why it's there.

    Second: This one is probably fairly important!
    http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/oem-parts/YAMAHA/2006/WR450F/CLUTCH

    Part number 11 in the schematic is different on the YFZ basket. Make sure you use the smaller diameter YFZ washer. The larger diameter WR washer will cut into the aluminum part of the clutch basket.

    That's it! so far so good. All except NC is getting all of the rain that the midwest needs. its raining cats and dogs here (no test ride just yet). Good time to finish up needed maintenance. i pulled out my swing arm bolt on my 700 mile machine last night. Dry and rusty! damn Japanese assembly. They have one tube of grease to use for the whole factory and it must last one model year, i'm sure of it, that's the only explanation... I'll grease my link while i'm at it...
  10. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    I've purchased a 2012 and have it plated in Arkansas.

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    That's a picture of Mossycreek putting my plate on. I used a Tusk kit, uncorked it with Megabomb, ECU etc. I'll try to upload som more pictures later on today
  11. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Honda jedi,
    Good to hear the swap was a breeze. Let us know how you like it after you've had some time to test it out.

    I just installed a Dynatek programable ignition, hoping to cure the WR's highway studder. A fellow inmate over at TT is letting me "try it before I buy it" for a couple of weeks. He had it on his 2011, which he recently traded in for a 2012. He said it cured the studder on the 2011, and I was welcome to try it out on my 2008 to see how it works. I'd been reading about them, but it was hard to "pull the trigger" on a $300 gizmo that "might" work. It comes with a 4-position map switch, with the stock map & 3 others loaded. There's also a patch cord for loading custom maps, if you need to tweak it some more. I wouldn't know how or want to mess with that. I haven't tested it out yet, maybe this afternoon or tomorrow.
    I also installed a new battery. It's a Turntech lithium-iron lightweight type, like a Shorai, but about $30 less.

    I'm waiting for a new starter button / kill switch to arrive before I can try out the battery. (I had a little crash and somehow the starter button broke.) It's from "Just Barely" and they wanted $58 for a replacement, which looks identical to the one on my XT225. So, I found one of those for $10 off ebay.

    I've also got to replace the right handguard & plastic, which got tweaked in the little fall. After all this stuff I hope I'm done $hopping for the WR for a while....but it seems that there's always something to buy. :wink:


    I'll post an update with the results of the Dynatek. I'm sure lots of other folks need to hear that it's a cure, or not.
  12. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    :thumb:thumb:thumb SWEET!!


  13. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    Rear Quarter View

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    Front Blinker in the Handguards. I used the Barkbuster frame with the Tusk Plastic

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    I really like how the rear blinkers blend in and attach to the bike.

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    Other Front Blinker.

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    As far away as this is from the exhaust, this shouldn't burn off.

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    Control Switch cluster blends in real well.

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    The front light is pre wired for high and low beams. The tail light is wired as a brake light as well.

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    FMF Megabomb with Q4 can, Comp ECU. It's a totally different bike uncorked.

    Mossy had never used the Tusk kit before, but he liked it alot especially the wiring harness.
  14. Machtig

    Machtig Been here awhile

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    Outstanding! I plan to get a 2012 in the very near future and will be plating it. How does she do on the road? Any longish slab trips?
  15. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    Well you can probably do 70 mph maybe more. I've got the stock MX51's on it which are awesome off road. I have not had it on Interstate and probably never will unless there's a blood spurting emergency. It's big fun to ride though.
  16. cornishpride

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    Little late on this but yeah, excellent kit.
    Have it on my 07 and it has not given me on bit of trouble.
    Will need to replace a rear side light because it getting smoked out by muffler and the side mirror is crap but for what you pay, it really is an excellent kit.
  17. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    The DynaTek ignition cured my TPS stutter issues. :clap

    The unit is "programable" using an optional kit to connect it to a computer. The basic unit comes with a 4 position switch with 4 different maps installed. Map #3 was the only one which fixed the problem.

    It cost $290 on ebay. That's an expensive fix, but when you consider that you don't need to pay a shop mechanic to diagnose it or install it the price isn't so bad.

    I still feel a very slight occasional "hickup" maybe once every few miles on the highway. I don't think it's the ignition. Maybe carb related, I'm not sure. It is so minor that I'm considering it a "non-issue". My front tire has a med-high speed occasional bumb/hop that's more of a concern these days. I must have hit a boulder or log too hard....or the tire's wearing funny.

    Alway's something to fix on a dirtbike....
  18. MingRidesBikes

    MingRidesBikes Been here awhile

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    Check out the dealership. I just bought a 2001 wr426f that has a baja kit on it that was put on by the dealership before I purchased it. They put on an aluminum plate bracket that bolts up under the stock taillight. it's pretty slick and is the best plate mount I've seen. it looks factory. Bike looks good btw.

    You can see the bottom of the bracket where the plate bolts up to in this pic. it is a solid piece that uses the stock taillight bolts to hold it under the fender.
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  19. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    bump. cool looking sumo
  20. Doktor

    Doktor Adventurer

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    question , does an 2003 wr450F have cartridge or dampener style forks?

    Figure this is as good a place to ask since this thread seems fairly active.