New '11 WR450 or '12WR450

Yamaha WR450F 2011 Yamaha WR450F 2012

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  • Baja trail Rider

Posted November 06, 2013 - 05:20 PM

#61

Thanks both for Info on idle.Please post if you can get  the idle way down.With the fast idle the FI bikes have there a hand full.To ride in gear,motor on 20mph idle,you would loose life and limb on the trails here.I know it can be done be the first,then I can pass it on.Thanks again.



  • JDLowrance

Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:02 PM

#62

Oh, you might want to start a new thread....



  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

Posted November 06, 2013 - 10:57 PM

#63

You introduced air into the brake system??? &%$#@!?

Not saying it isn't plausible, just after 13 years riding, racing, and reading forums and I have never heard of anyone purposely introducing air into a brake system to make it less touchy.

Care to explain?


It was a tip from krannie. I found the rear brake lacked feel and was way too prone to lock up. Too digital, either on or off. I wanted more travel in the brake lever too.

Krannie suggested introducing some air into the system. Air is compressible, provides more travel and feel. It works great. And I can always bleed it out if I tire of it.

  • Bandit9

Posted November 07, 2013 - 04:44 AM

#64

Yeah it makes sense. Just came out of left field on me.....

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 07, 2013 - 06:15 AM

#65

Yeah it makes sense. Just came out of left field on me.....

It's an old KTM (meh, just threw up in my mouth a little...) trick.



  • RockerYZWR

Posted November 07, 2013 - 06:46 AM

#66

It was a tip from krannie. I found the rear brake lacked feel and was way too prone to lock up. Too digital, either on or off. I wanted more travel in the brake lever too.

Krannie suggested introducing some air into the system. Air is compressible, provides more travel and feel. It works great. And I can always bleed it out if I tire of it.

This is a hell of an idea and I will definitely do this for my rear brake.  It locks up WAY too easily and I imagine just a small bubble will do.  I wouldn't have thought of this one...

Thanks.



  • Bandit9

Posted November 07, 2013 - 12:32 PM

#67

It's an old KTM (meh, just threw up in my mouth a little...) trick.


LOL!

That explains it then. I've had 1 KTM for about 6 months in 2006. All it did was eat money and leak oil all over my garage, truck, and trailer. Sucker got 86'd in a heart beat and I haven't kept up with them.

  • Bandit9

Posted November 07, 2013 - 12:37 PM

#68

Baja Trail Rider,
You know you really should think a little bit more before you type. You come in here dog cussing the 12+ and now you are crawfishing and asking for help like a bum on the Interstate exits. Could you please make up your mind on whether you are going to be an A-Hole or a cool dude?

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 07, 2013 - 01:47 PM

#69

Baja Trail Rider,
You know you really should think a little bit more before you type. You come in here dog cussing the 12+ and now you are crawfishing and asking for help like a bum on the Interstate exits. Could you please make up your mind on whether you are going to be an A-Hole or a cool dude?

 

 

....ah, I think that's be determined already...



  • Baja trail Rider

Posted November 07, 2013 - 05:03 PM

#70

Ok Its not me,Im asking for the 5 guys here from CA running the 1000.Had nothing to do with what I know.Its there here now asking.



  • YHGEORGE

Posted November 08, 2013 - 10:42 AM

#71

It's an old KTM (meh, just threw up in my mouth a little...) trick.

But with KTM's it comes automatically, just let one sit in the garage a few days.



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 08, 2013 - 05:54 PM

#72

But with KTM's it comes automatically, just let one sit in the garage a few days.

Yeah, on the front, but the back is like a light switch, and hold 1cc of oil so it overheats nice and quick, and never induces air on it's own.

 

I hate KTM



  • YHGEORGE

Posted November 10, 2013 - 03:13 PM

#73

Yeah, on the front, but the back is like a light switch, and hold 1cc of oil so it overheats nice and quick, and never induces air on it's own.
 
I hate KTM

Yep, that comes thru loud and clear. I did not hate mine but I did pass it along after three months. Sure was pleased to see it in another fellas truck.

  • SoCalDirtRider67

Posted November 13, 2013 - 12:25 PM

#74

Here's my 2 cents...I had an 07 that I liked a lot but it handled like crap. Was gonna spend the bucks to get it dialed in and then I found a good used 2012. I did some research and learned that it had great suspension out of the box so I sold my super clean 07 and threw in 1500 to get the 12. Best move I ever made! This bike is awesome. Handles like a dream, plenty of power, feels lighter, never hiccups, starts as easy if not easier, and best thing about it is that I never have to re-jet or worry about cleaning a dirty carb. What can I say, I am in love with my 2012 wr450! There, I said it.



  • mch

Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:42 PM

#75

& that crap about not being able to ride at slow speeds due to idle issues... ridiculous. 



  • mebgardner

Posted December 20, 2013 - 07:09 AM

#76

I'm considering an upgrade to this cycle from a DRZ400S.  I know I'm in for a real treat.

 

I read thru the thread, and wondered about the "air in the rear brake system" trick myself.  Could you please tell me how I would control the amount of air introduced, or maybe a brief description of what to do?

 

I did not see anything like this in the FAQ (which I read first).

 

Thanks,

Bob



  • drdanbozeman

Posted December 25, 2013 - 10:33 AM

#77

I'm considering an upgrade to this cycle from a DRZ400S.  I know I'm in for a real treat.

 

I read thru the thread, and wondered about the "air in the rear brake system" trick myself.  Could you please tell me how I would control the amount of air introduced, or maybe a brief description of what to do?

 

I did not see anything like this in the FAQ (which I read first).

 

Thanks,

Bob

I "upgraded" from a DRZ400S when I bought a 2012 WR450 last year; upgrade does even start to describe the difference between the two bikes. I enjoyed riding the DR, but after riding the WR for a season I realize how much more fun riding is on a capable off-road machine. The WR conspires to make you ride better.







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