I think i may have been caught up in some kind of parallel reverse universe in my dirt biking attempts at utopia, i bought a road registered [street legal] yz450f 2007 and have gradually turned it into a wr from the other side of the mirror, the cost and time spent are on a par with your endeavors, if we carry on in our quest I fear our machines may have reached a point where we may be able to call them a doppelganger or sorts!
Its very funny you say this because I've been having a PM conversation with a guy who has a WR and finds it too heavy. He rode a woods equipped YZ and really likes it. He is thinking of buying it. He weighed the YZ and found it to be 255 pounds with its smaller tank full of fuel. My WR weighs about 252 pounds full of fuel with the larger WR tank. The YZ has a steering dampener and a few other things my WR doesn't have.
But it shows the point that the WR can certainly be made into a competitive mount with just a bit of work.
FYI, the 2009 YZ450F weighs 228 pounds with no fuel in the tank, with no woods equipment.
For those that say they can't live without the eStart, I urge them to consider a Rekluse clutch. With it you would almost surely never need the eStart at all. And the EXP 2.0 system is supposed to be a bit lighter than the stock WR clutch setup due to a lighter clutch basket. I'm not totally sold on the need for a Rekluse clutch, but if you gave me the choice of eStart, manual clutch and 15 pounds heavier or Rekluse, no eStart and 15 pounds lighter, I'd take the later any day.
Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy, May 24, 2014 - 07:05 AM.