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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by stevh0, Dec 31, 2009.
Picked up a great condition WR450F at a very good price. Got it home, gave it a service and gave it the once over. It's almost stock apart from AIS already removed, all the stock race bits still in plastic bag and came with bike. Everything on bike is original except the tyres and the rear reflector. Not sure what the farmer owner did with it but with less than 1800 k's, this thing hasn't done a hard day in its life, he was a top bloke he did the RWC and paid 6 months rego. Only 2 things needing doing, the filter fell apart in my hands when i cleaned it, luckily the stock DRZ foamy i had in the shed fitted perfectly, and the 2 rear indicators are perished and cracked. I bought it for shorter narlier rides and a bit of fun, and to keep some k's down on the 690.
I fitted the brand new 15 tooth sprocket that came with it, bolted on a tail bag, and I've ordered a Clark 10.6 ltr tank and a Talon Cush hub. If I end up doing to many k's I'll fit an oil cooler but I'll just wait and see.
Love this thing
Paul, who does your garden maintenance, can he come do mine?
P.S. didn't you end up heading on that ride this week or are you back already?
There's a lot of evil hidden out of site in that yard, I retired from gardening years ago.
My daughter had a stack at netball and ended up in hospital so after spending most of the night up there I decided to skip the trip and spend the the time going over the WR and getting the car ready for a trip next week
Sweet 06', looks like new. Good find.
Took the WR on her maiden to me voyage today. Went like a dream, great on the road sections with the 15 tooth sprocket and much more economical trail riding than I thought, 20 - 22 km per ltr.
Route Brissy nth - Dayboro, Mnt Mee Forrest, neurum Ck, Kilcoy, Mnt Kilcoy, Woodford, Beerburum, Caboolture. About 250ks and a sore ass later.
Now....how will you decide when to ride the 690R ??
Would you bother?
Nice, what rear tire are you running?
That ride would have been more comfortable on the 690, but if I was only going to one of the places for a ride the WR would be fun.
Nasty Cruz, your starting to sound like my wife,
"why have you bought another bike", " why do you have to pull them apart when you buy them ", " why do you have to buy more things for them"
Rear is a Kenda 510, it's just what was on it and its almost brand new so I'll run it down. If I was buying more I'd put Pirelli MT21's front and rear.
I have a '12 Wr 450 F now-----bought it over the winter and haven't had much chance to ride it. It was being used as a "Demo" by Rocky Mountain Sports dealership-----they had dressed it up with their own line of after market stuff and had taken it to the "shows". They sold it to me at a fair price and taught me how to start it with the button-----there is a very strict procedure to follow there as most of you would know. I worried that it was the first year for Fuel injection----I've leaned over the years how to set up Carbs---but so far---so good with the fuel injection. I'm anxious now to ride it as the weather is breaking and will be breaking it in on some of the Utah trails and single track--There is a lot of good desert and mountain dirt riding in this country. I don't know how to post a picture of it-----but am going to be keeping track of posts here hoping to pick up some pointers on this bike. I am not a stranger to Yamaha's though----I still have my '96 WR 250 which have running better than it did new----and I also have a KDX 220 that is a pretty good trail bike. I'm liking this 450 four stroke though----------
I have to admit I'm envious. A new 12' WR450 with FI & you live in eastern Utah.
Just bought a pretty darn clean (not raced) 2011 YZ450F. I know - never raced, yada yada - in this case we know the prior owner so it actually was not raced. This group of guys know how to set up YZs for the desert - they have a nice "desert map" for the FI and I had them put on a larger tank.
I think it's going to be a lot of bike......
Just got my '08 this January. Didn't really ride it stock. Just down the road and back to make sure it ran decent, shifted, etc.
Added tusk dual sport kit, JD jet kit, twin air filter, enduro engineering rad guards and skid plate, and set of pro bend hand guards. Typical free mods. grey wire, exhaust baffle, air box, yadayda
When I got it out fri, started first kick. That JD jet kit was spot on. Wasn't really sure what to expect. This thing RIPS! Cant wait to get out in the woods with this for some real trail rides.
Even got it plated and insured today.
lookin good Cosmic
Finally got my IMS 3.0 gal tank... Almost perfect fit, but my range now is 150km's, and that alone is worth every dime. That's decent range for some adv riding.
Oh, i've put on some new rubbers.
I set up my 2012 WR450 as a dual sport but find I am hauling the bike to riding areas simply because it is such a great trail bike.
The pic above is at the Pipestone off road area near Butte Montana. Great riding...
I installed the IMS 3 gal tank, Baja Designs dual sport kit, plus a lot of other functional parts. I lost the right rear turn signal somewhere at Pipestone this week, so have ordered flush-mount LEDs for the rear.
I see the WR450 as an amazing trail bike, OK for dual sport, but would need gearing-tires-rear hub-rear subframe-lighting mods to be ADV ready - as already detailed in previous posts
Very nice, looks a lot like mine. I had the same problem with the baja designs signals, lost my left rear. I put the flush mounts on and have had no problems since. Wish for a 6th gear on occasion as well. I like the black tank. Went back and forth on which one, went with the natural. Agreed, great for trails and I wouldn't want to spend too much time on pavement. It desperately needs a softer seat, that is next for me.