New Ditr Bike Article
Posted January 22, 2004 - 03:37 PM
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Posted January 23, 2004 - 09:42 AM
But why didn't they give the WR the same 48mm front forks like the YZ. They kept the 46mm instead .
I agree...why not just put the same as the YZ...and agree '05 will porably have them. I think they had so many in stock they had to use them up on the WR'04.
To be honest, 2mm is so tiny, if you had to hold them up a foot apart, you probably wouldn't be able to tell the diff, and as far as performance goes, I think the diff. is just as small. Pretend you have the 48mm...nobody will know.
BTW I like the gold color
Posted January 25, 2004 - 02:55 PM
Was it the case in 03?
Posted January 25, 2004 - 05:12 PM
Posted January 25, 2004 - 07:51 PM
Hot cams makes a bigger cam now with the auto decompressor for the yz/wr 450's.
If I was to do it again thats the route I'd go.
I'm looking at an article I printed awhile ago and the wr426, with a 13:1 piston 2mm overbore, stock head and valves, Akrapovic pipe, hot cams intake and exhaust brought the power up to 55 HP from stock 45HP.
Looks like whoever was doing the head work didn't know what they were doing.The oversize valves didn't make much difference either.
Pretty easy bolt-ons and relatively cheap 10hp increase.
A wr 470 should harness a couple of more ponies yet.
Posted January 25, 2004 - 08:54 PM
Posted January 25, 2004 - 10:10 PM
And I pared as much pork off mine as possible while keeping only the e-start functional, and the kickstand when not motoing it.
Posted January 26, 2004 - 07:16 AM
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Posted January 26, 2004 - 07:56 AM
I'm going to pick-up my new WR450 tomorrow. The dealer said that they always do the throttle mod on new bikes, and recommend a Pro-Moto insert, (said it's as good or better than the GYT-R insert?). I will be riding at 1,200 ft in all temps. I also plan to do the air box and grey wire in the near future. Will I need to put in a larger main jet prior to doing the air box mod? I see that many of you are running 168 and 170 mains.