My First WR450F Build!

Yamaha WR450F Miscellaneous Supermoto Yamaha WR450F 2003

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  • xXNewfie709Xx

Posted March 06, 2013 - 12:11 AM

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The pillow top grips are by far my favorite grips i have used. I find they help cut down on vibration and feel real comfortable on the hands.

  • Krimble

Posted March 06, 2013 - 08:29 AM

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The pillow top grips are by far my favorite grips i have used. I find they help cut down on vibration and feel real comfortable on the hands.

Thanks for the review! I can't wait until this bike is done, but not really either. I'm having fun right now building it. :D

  • allterra

Posted March 06, 2013 - 09:49 AM

#23

Nice job documenting your build it is looking good. Enjoy

  • Krimble

Posted March 06, 2013 - 12:12 PM

#24

Nice job documenting your build it is looking good. Enjoy

Thanks! I just polished my exhaust and painted the end cap bolts red.
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  • bg22

Posted March 08, 2013 - 08:22 AM

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Nice job. I just picked up an 03 from a friend. Plated and tagged ready for some dual sporting. It needs a few things but I can't wait to get this thing on the road.

  • Krimble

Posted March 10, 2013 - 09:51 AM

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A small update for you folks.
Picked this up at the dealer Yesterday.
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Me and a friend had to cut the top steering stem bearing race with a Dremel.
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Well You could say I needed some new bearings. Here is a bunch of rear linkage bearings pieces. :headshake
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Polished a couple parts.
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Almost done
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Assembled the front end.
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Edited by Krimble, March 10, 2013 - 09:52 AM.


  • YHGEORGE

Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:19 AM

#27

Not servicing the suspension? Hard to believe considering how poorly the bike was maintained. I wonder if the oil has ever been changed. Please tell us you are not going to ignore that.

  • Krimble

Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:25 AM

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Not servicing the suspension? Hard to believe considering how poorly the bike was maintained. I wonder if the oil has ever been changed. Please tell us you are not going to ignore that.

I am for the rear, but for the front, I plan on doing a upgrade this summer, so they work well and I'm not too concerned about that.

  • Krimble

Posted March 28, 2013 - 04:52 PM

#29

Got my cylinder and Head from the shop today. I think it's pretty good. He shaved off a thin layer off the head. Honed the cylinder and Cleaned everything. I don't know what he used, but the outside of the cylinder looks BRAND NEW...
I should get some update soon, since now all I need to do is try to remove the flywheel and change the timing chain. After that, it will be quite easy. Well I hope so anyways.
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These WR heads are so beautiful... Gotta love these 5 valves.
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  • allterra

Posted March 28, 2013 - 09:00 PM

#30

I'd like to know what they used to clean it up?

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  • Krimble

Posted March 29, 2013 - 04:55 AM

#31

I'd like to know what they used to clean it up?

I will try to get in touch with them. I'm assuming some sort of acid or Bead blasting, but if I can contact him soon, I will let you know. You mean the Cylinder right?

Edited by Krimble, March 29, 2013 - 04:55 AM.


  • Krimble

Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:22 PM

#32

Figured I would post pictures of the seat, and a pic of the tank, shrouds, and bars on.
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  • 05-WR450F

Posted April 01, 2013 - 03:25 PM

#33

Where in NB are you? I'm in Saint John. I have an 05 WR.

  • Krimble

Posted April 02, 2013 - 06:04 PM

#34

Where in NB are you? I'm in Saint John. I have an 05 WR.

I'm in grande-Digue. Are you on NBDSC.ca?

  • Krimble

Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:39 AM

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I disassembled my rear shock and cleaned it, now I'm thinking of painting my spring red with some Krylon Fusion. :huh:
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Then I went to my Yamaha dealer to pull out my flywheel. They did it for free! :bannana: They just did some renovations and added a tire section. They have 4 rows of these. :D I know where to go for tire now.
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Then I forgot to put a rag on my engine when installing the piston clip.
But after about an hour I found it and removed it with a screwdriver by magnetizing it.
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Tightened the flywheel again and put on the timing chain. Also put on new rings and installed the cylinder.
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Torqued down my head.
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Installing cams and installed new stator and cover. Now All I need is to torque the cams and check the shim clearance.
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Since they cut my valve seats I need to figure out my Shims... :(
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Just found out which shims I needed, not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Here's a screenshot, hope you can see. :)
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Edited by Krimble, April 07, 2013 - 08:41 AM.


  • Krimble

Posted April 09, 2013 - 03:40 PM

#36

Here's what I did tonight. test fitted all the plastic, now I can put on the graphics! Yaaaay! :D

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And tada! It kind of looks weird with no wheels, looks stretched out, but it will look good. I hope. :)
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  • Kawabuggy

Posted April 10, 2013 - 07:11 AM

#37

Love the work you have done so far. You are very detailed in your work, and your pics. More pics please! I'm looking for another 4 stroke bike to ride with my kids, and also for trails and have been wanting either a WR250 or WR426/450. Specifically because of the electric start, and the great reputation. Your post is pushing me in the "blue" direction even more.

  • Krimble

Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:49 PM

#38

Love the work you have done so far. You are very detailed in your work, and your pics. More pics please! I'm looking for another 4 stroke bike to ride with my kids, and also for trails and have been wanting either a WR250 or WR426/450. Specifically because of the electric start, and the great reputation. Your post is pushing me in the "blue" direction even more.

Thanks! I appreciate the compliments. I love taking pictures, so you don't have to worry about that. ^_^

I did a little work tonight, and let me tell you, if graphics weren't so nice, it would be the thing I hate the most, they are such a pain to install. I took me almost an hour for one rear number plate and the rear fender... :foul:
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  • Krimble

Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:41 AM

#39

Installed some more graphics.
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  • Krimble

Posted April 17, 2013 - 04:47 PM

#40

Just bought a Acerbis LED vision headlight from a local forum member. Perfect timing, I was just going to buy one, which is 150$ new with shipping, but he posted a topic that he was selling one still in the box for 50$, so I went there pretty fast! :thumbsup:
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