What is my 2012 roller worth?


11 replies to this topic
  • duggram

Posted December 12, 2013 - 06:51 AM

#1

I want to take the motor and relative electrical components out of my 2012 WR450, which BTW is street licensed in New Mexico.  What can I get for the very low mileage roller?

 



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted December 12, 2013 - 07:10 AM

#2

$2k



  • 080

Posted December 12, 2013 - 05:22 PM

#3

Just curious, what happened to the motor?

  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

Posted December 13, 2013 - 02:17 AM

#4

Just thinking out loud... I wonder what 2T engine you could put in that chassis to make a killer woods or desert bike ? KDX220 ? <- not enough power. WR250 2T <- too peaky ? KDX250 - I loved that engine ! IT 465 ? IT490 ? KDX 400 ?

Thinking rationally, the WR450F engine is better than most of these. It would be nice to have something lighter though. I haven't ridden a 80s/90s 2T since back then. I wonder how they would feel now after having ridden the WR450F ?

  • 080

Posted December 13, 2013 - 05:47 AM

#5

The yz250 strk motor is a great motor. What about putting a yz450 motor in it.

  • duggram

Posted December 13, 2013 - 07:17 AM

#6

The motor is going into a Framecrafters road racing chassis.  It's the only way I know of to get this done.  A lot of folks use the stock dirt bike chassis but for a road racing application they don't have the optimum geometry.  BTW I like that idea of putting a smaller motor in it.  On dirt the 450 is more power than I want.



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  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

Posted December 13, 2013 - 10:41 AM

#7

BTW I like that idea of putting a smaller motor in it.  On dirt the 450 is more power than I want.

What ? I never find my 450F overpowering because it is so controllable. Its a big pussycat that almost never bites.

  • Tanis

Posted December 14, 2013 - 12:46 AM

#8

There may be a cheaper option, look for written off and stollen auctions source an engine this way, even if its just to put back in the frame whats a 2012 worth over there 4 to 5k? Should be able to get one for way under 2k with crash damage!

  • duggram

Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:34 AM

#9

What ? I never find my 450F overpowering because it is so controllable. Its a big pussycat that almost never bites.

You're joking right?  We're completely different people.  I'm 63 with back and leg injuries that cause a lot of pain when I start bumping around on my dirt bike.  Now I don't have any problems at all riding my 140+ hp Buell road racer, but I have a hell of a time wheeling it around in the pits, loading, etc.  It's not the power.  I definitely like the smaller motor idea.  Then I can still get off road and putt around.



  • duggram

Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:36 AM

#10

There may be a cheaper option, look for written off and stollen auctions source an engine this way, even if its just to put back in the frame whats a 2012 worth over there 4 to 5k? Should be able to get one for way under 2k with crash damage!

I've never looked into this.  Great idea.  I really don't like the idea of not having a dirt bike, and I haven't checked out auctions before.  Now that I think about it I know an independent bike shop here that could help me.  Thanks for the idea.  I should have been more creative.



  • beezer

Posted December 14, 2013 - 09:05 AM

#11

You're joking right?  We're completely different people.  I'm 63 with back and leg injuries that cause a lot of pain when I start bumping around on my dirt bike.  Now I don't have any problems at all riding my 140+ hp Buell road racer, but I have a hell of a time wheeling it around in the pits, loading, etc.  It's not the power.  I definitely like the smaller motor idea.  Then I can still get off road and putt around.

 

Maybe he didn't know you were handicapped?



  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

Posted December 15, 2013 - 09:29 AM

#12

You're joking right?  We're completely different people.  I'm 63 with back and leg injuries that cause a lot of pain when I start bumping around on my dirt bike.  Now I don't have any problems at all riding my 140+ hp Buell road racer, but I have a hell of a time wheeling it around in the pits, loading, etc.  It's not the power.  I definitely like the smaller motor idea.  Then I can still get off road and putt around.

An XR200R would be perfect for you.




 
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