Noob with some questions.
Posted September 23, 2013 - 03:44 PM
Also, I'm new to the bike word but I'm mechanically inclined and very interested in learning about this new bike I have.
Posted September 23, 2013 - 04:24 PM
There should be some casting numbers somewhere on the motor.
Mines a 2008, and they changed the frame and some minor stuff to them starting in 07. So, your 04 might be different.
On the cylinder jug, right below where the exhaust bolts on, mines says 449 cm3. Everyone rounds up or down, usually up.....So that's the casting marks for my 450
Grab a light, and look the motor over.
Posted September 23, 2013 - 04:39 PM
Posted September 23, 2013 - 05:16 PM
A WR450 has the electric starter behind the cylinder, under the carb. A WR250F has the starter in front of the cylinder.
The lower radiator hose connects to a steel fitting that bolts to the water pump housing. On the WR250F, the lower hose connects directly to the water pump housing. No additional fitting.
Posted September 24, 2013 - 11:32 AM
Called the local dealer today, turns out she is a 250, no worries though. It was too cheap to be a 450. Perhaps i'll see some you fellas on the wr250 forums in the future.