You know it all, right ?
There are probably 40 different combinations of cams out there that will run in a 2012+ WR450F and you know that the stock WR cam, which was apparently developed to work best with a highly restrictive stock exhaust system, is best for every rider and all woods applications ? Only a fool would believe that.
Of course you don't want more power and don't understand those that do. You've relegated your WR to DS duty and have taken up riding a nice, safe, stock 250F on the trails. Have fun with that.
I have other plans for my WR and I'll be the judge of what is worth experimenting with and what is best for my application.
Your insecurity that someone may do something new or novel shines through in your replies to every one of my posts. There is no other explanation for putting as much time and effort into rebuking my efforts as you do.
Nope I don't know it all, and neither do you. But I tend to listen to people with more real-world experience than me, not people with little experience and lots of online research time.
WR cams are NOT designed to work the best with the highly restrictive exhaust system. The highly restrictive exhaust system (and throttle stop, etc) are all purely to pass emissions. Pretty much nobody rides their WR showroom stock. The cams were designed to run with the bike uncorked. Otherwise, it would run WORSE when uncorked, but it doesn't. It runs way, way better. I'm surprised you didn't already know this, given your exhaustive cam research.
It's not that I don't want more power, it's that I realize more power, especially in the upper RPMs, is simply not going to help me go faster in the woods, or make my bike any easier to ride fast in the woods. In fact, it would have the polar opposite effect. I've owned some of the biggest and baddest sport bikes ever made: GSXR1000 and Hayabusa. I &%$#@!ing LOVE power, but I'm also a smart and experienced enough rider to know when there's too much power, and for where I ride, a 450 is too much power & too much weight, and I can't ride it as hard/fast as long. Just like 99.9% of all riders. As such, I'd bet my left nut YOU would be faster on a 250F too. Unless of course you're god's gift to riding, and have learned more in one year than most do in a lifetime, and are just so naturally talented you're a pro caliber rider after just a year, cuz that is about the only person that benefits from more top end power in a woods bike. If so, you really need to call Joe Gibbs Racing, they can always use talent like yours. Get rid of those slow kids Brayton and Grant, and hire you instead.
The fact that you mock my KTM as 'nice safe stock 250F' proves just how clueless you are. Wanna know why my KTM is 'stock'? Because it's ready to rock right off the showroom floor. It doesn't need to be uncorked or remapped, new exhaust etc. It's already there. Just sprung it for my weight, armored it up and it's good to go. I had to spend nearly a grand just to get my WR to run right. You've been riding one year, on one bike, You have jack shit for a frame of reference, yet talk like you know everything there is to know about bikes, when it's patently obvious you don't. I rode a 250F for 8 years, then decided to try something new, so I got the WR450. It was too much weight and too much to manage in the terrain I ride. It was fun as hell in the right places, but overall it slowed me down. So I went back to a 250F, and couldn't be happier. If I rode in more open/faster terrain, the WR would be a better choice. But I don't, so it isn't.
My 'insecurity' that you might reinvent the wheel and revolutionize motorcycling as we know it? Yeah right. If anyone is insecure here, it is you. You mock my 'safe 250' like only 'real men' like you can handle a 450, right?. I'd love to see you try to keep up with some of my buddies on their woods-out 125 smokers. You couldn't keep them in sight for 3 corners. And then have them take you on trails where you'd be begging them to ride your bike out for you. It would be most entertaining, and a big reality check for you.
There's an old saying, it's better to ride a slow bike fast, than ride a fast bike slow. And I guarantee you're riding that fast bike slow. I rebuke you posts, as you posit your theories as fact, refuse to listen to people with more knowledge and experience than you, and thus need to be called out for it. Perfect example: in this very thread, you state 'YZ cams losing bottom end is myth'. And you know this for a fact how, exactly? You've already done it, and run dyno tests before and after to prove it? Of course not, you've just read about it a bunch, and cherry pick that info fit your narrative because you WANT it to be true, not because you've actually proven and shown it to be true.
But hey, knock yourself out. Go slap in your YZ cams, and tell us how it does. I can't wait for the ride report. Don't forget the before & after dyno tests either. Your butt-dyno doesn't count.