Just bought 2003 WR450F. I have lots of questions
Posted February 05, 2013 - 12:16 PM
2 what is best oil to use
3. What are some things to check on it
I broke the kick start shaft on first time when I got it home. It back fired when starting and giving it gas. I posted that in this forum a couple days ago and got lots of good feedback.
I purchased it for $1700. Wife is mad but I love the bike. Im 40 and looking to go riding with my 13. Year old son. We just got him a 100 honda crf. I have not rode dirt bikes since 1995. I had a 1979 Yamaha 175 enduro. This bike seems a lot more complex.
I am just looking for any and all pointers to keep me out of trouble and have some fun getting dirty
Posted February 05, 2013 - 12:38 PM
Posted February 06, 2013 - 11:31 AM
I was thinking yours was also electric start since my 2004 is, but maybe not. If electric, I have found mine works very well as long as I do not forget to toggle off that little sneaker gray button. It will discharge your battery to zilch if you forget to turn it off after riding. I just did this in fact and was able to kick start the bike, then it brought the battery up enough so I could put the Battery Tender on it and bring it back from the dead. Surprised me and I have a perfect battery now---I had forgotten the button was on for approx 3 weeks, yikes!!
These are very powerful bikes and I like the wide gearing esp since I am a woods/rocks guy, not a track guy...would not even think of getting on a track with this bike. You are starting with your son like I did, except I had a 450 MX bike and could not ever putt around behind him without considerable clutching all the time. You will not have this issue with the WR.
Posted February 06, 2013 - 02:59 PM