It was a zippy little bike after I modded it. It had an FMF Megabomb, tuner, and pipe with +9 teeth in the rear and it would leave all my buddies behind in the tight stuff. I put about 5,000 miles on it before it happened became a crispy critter and I loved it dearly.
After I started looking for a new bike I came across a brand new 2012 WR450F for $5,500 at a dealer an hour away. I am a 6'3" 220 pounds so I figured I could use the extra oomph. It also sounded like a steal because even with a list of parts it was cheaper than the list price on the WR250R.
We took a trip to Marshal and picked it up with a riding buddy.
I took it out for a ride yesterday and I feel like the WR250R had MORE get up and go than my WR450F even with the snorkel and peashooter removed. My buddies 10 year old XR400R and KDX200 were leaving me behind on the straightaways.
I ordered the ECU and tuner as well as an FMF Q4 slip on. Will those mods bring out the beast I was hoping for?
Don't get me wrong the new bike is chuggable but it feels like its breathing through a sock.
I also ordered some Cycra hand guards, MSR radiator guards (they looked identical to the Moose Racing ones), and a Seat Concepts seat as we do 90% woods riding/single track.
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Edited by revelc, August 09, 2014 - 04:38 AM.