Cheapest and easiest 1.3 pound weight loss on the bike. Its high up weight too. Are you one of the guys that thinks the WR450F is too light ? I though people were saying its too heavy for woods riding ???
Isn't that why GP1K is using his for DS work ? Or was it because the WR had too much power ? Because his 255 pound 250F is perfect. Except he is now buying a 350XCF. All 52 HP of it. After telling me that there was no way I needed any more power from my WR. LOL ! Hypocrite ! So he is now on his 3rd bike, when he could have used his WR all along if he had lightened it and followed my lead. Idiot. Bike dealers must love him. Best is his advice about not modding a bike, but adapting to it as it is. But in his case, it isn't adapting to ride it, its buy another one !!!!! The truth hurts ! Maybe if he had some mechanical skills he wouldn't be buying a new bike every year. And I guess that 250F doesn't have enough power after all. And why isn't he getting one of his beloved CR230Fs, that he can beat all of us on ? Hmmmm.... maybe he should walk his talk for once.
Again, I'd bet my left nut my DS rides are more gnarly than your trail rides. You could prove me wrong, but you're 'not allowed to share videos' for some secret squirrel reason. A likely story....
And yeah, my 245 lbs (with fuel) 250F *is* perfect for the (actual) tight woods I ride around here, for me. A 450 is not.
I'm not buying anything, I just bought a new bike. I've said I *might* buy a 350 in a year or so, and it would be an XCF-W, not a XCF. And it would be my only bike, I'd sell both and get it plated and it would do double duty. If I made a mistake, it was buying the WR as a single track bike. I'd have been better off keeping my old 250X, but I really wanted something new. The WR is a great bike, just not the greatest for single track, Which is why I DIDNT sell it to get my 250, but kept it. I LIKE IT. Just not for single track.
Maybe if you had some riding skills, you wouldn't feel the need to mod every little aspect of your bike all the time to try and make mechanical solutions for what are clearly rider skill issues.
Trust me, you're the idiot here. You should have bought a 250 instead of spending a ton of time energy and money trying to make your WR into something it's not and never will be. I bought the right tool for the job, and now I'm loving it and having tons of fun on it, and going way faster to boot. And you know what? I guarantee you'd be faster on 250 too, but I know your ego would never let you admit. Truth hurt?
And when did I say I could beat everyone on a CRF230? Never. I just said a skilled rider on a 230 would ride circles around YOU and I still stand by that statement.