What mods need to be done or can be done to make a WR fit a 6'5 rider?
Posted January 30, 2013 - 01:42 PM
Posted January 30, 2013 - 02:07 PM
The newer ones are VERY cramped.
I know, I've tried to make two different ones work for me, and have given up, and am going back to the WR.
It's the peg location that screws everything up: they are too far back, so when you try and stand with really bent legs, it's very tough.
Here's my formula for tall-comfy:
Guts Racing Tall firm seat (medium or soft seats compress to much, defeating the purpose)
IMS lowering pegs
BRP submount risers
CR-High Protaper bars
Still a compromise, but if you get the bars any taller (I've tried 1" more rise), then the seating bar position is just goofy high.
I've also tried 7/8" more added to the seat, but the ground gets too far away for sketchy trails to be practical.
Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:23 PM
Posted January 30, 2013 - 08:26 PM
Guts racing tall medium foam seat
BRP submount top triple clamp with scotts damper
CR - High bend pro Tapers - rotated a bit forward.
Tried this setup with RC high bend bars and it just felt strange.
haven't tried the lowered pegs yet as I already seem to catch my size 13s on rocks already.
Posted January 30, 2013 - 10:09 PM
Posted January 31, 2013 - 06:08 AM
Edited by Krannie, January 31, 2013 - 06:10 AM.
Posted January 31, 2013 - 10:41 AM
sub mount risers from BRP
Woods Low bars
it's pretty comfortable to me either standing or sitting. in fact, it may be the biggest cockpit of any bike i have ridden (my WR is an '04)
Posted February 05, 2013 - 02:57 PM
On my old wr400 I was very happy with the stock seat height, lowered pegs and cr double hi bars. 115mm
The wr450 has about a 1 inch lower seat height starting in 2005 than the old 400. For my 06 I am doing lowered pegs, guts seat tall, BRP sub mount with the clamps you can turn around and move forward, and 85mm yz bend twinwalls. Factor in the sub mount ads 25mm and I have 110mm bars. I tried it with cr highs and it was 120mm and that felt really strange.
Posted February 05, 2013 - 08:10 PM
*Guts tall seat
*Windham riser bars
*Fastway pegs in low-boy position
Bike fits great now.
Posted February 06, 2013 - 03:24 PM
Guts tall firm seat, currently swithced to YZ
Protaper SE DRZ110 bars, these are really tall bars
Here's a pic of my bike with YZ seat and tank. Ignore the first pic, it's with the SDG "tall" seat which is the same as a stock seat.
edit: I almost put low pegs on my bike. Actually bought them, but just before I was about to install them I caught my foot between the peg and a stump. I was luck to end up only with brusing and some broken skin. But it definitely put me off lowering my pegs.
Edited by Spiritwalker2222, February 06, 2013 - 03:28 PM.