I dropped a few more pounds off my WR, twirled some clickers and put on an FMF
muffler. We rode 25 miles of tight, technical single track today... it rocks ! Its starting to become a fast woods bike.
I guess I should explain why its a getting to be a great woods bike... after shaving 22 pounds off it, its much easier to "flick" and man handle. Yeah, its 13 pounds lighter than the lightest woods bikes (238 versus 225) but for a large rider, its very manageable.
The suspension is probably the best starting point of any stock bike. Any serious woods bike is going to need revalving and respringing, but the WRs are a great place to start.
The engine is simply fantastic. My WR450F is the fastest bike in our group. Not only is it fastest, its fastest without fanning the clutch, shifting like crazy, revving the hell out of it, etc. As a matter of fact, when we drag race, my WR450F must be started in 3rd gear and it simply torques past the other bikes. And this is on the stock tune.
The big thing about an engine like that is how easy it makes difficult terrain. You never have to think about what the engine is going to do, because its always there and always ready to accelerate when you turn the grip.
And its very tractable. Its not dancing around like some other bikes.
And the engine is infinitely tunable with the GYTR tuner.
Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy, October 07, 2013 - 07:23 AM.