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  • bigl

Posted March 23, 2015 - 10:07 AM

#1

I just cannot get used to riding on tar with my 05 WR.  Being mechanically 'sensitive' I feel I am torturing the bike.  Blasting through the bush I don't notice it :ride:

 

The gearing is stock and I don't want to change it, as it works great off-road.  Fifth gear gives a decent cruising speed without wringing the throttle, but the chain - replaced two weekends ago - seems to be slapping alot.  On high revs I don't notice it.  I fitted new guides and adjusted the chain in the middle of the spec.

 

Is this something to live with?  I had considdered DS'ing the bike, but cannot see myself doing a trip with the chain shaving away at my swingarm.

 

You guys that DS regularly, do you notice it?



  • JVP

Posted March 23, 2015 - 10:25 AM

#2

WR450 are not the best bikes on the street.  Lots of vibrations due the bikes mechanics.  The TPS causes the engine to oscillate during a constant throttle position.  Balance your tires and get a steering stabilizer and things will get better.



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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted March 23, 2015 - 05:02 PM

#3

Silicone mount the swingarm rub strip then bolt it back down.

 

 

Align your rear wheel using a motion pro or similar chain site, or using a measuring tape. The chain blocks aren't always accurate

 

Re pack your muffler.

 

 

...and use earplugs....



  • stevethe

Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:25 PM

#4

I ride a street Supermoto and dirt street WR450's don't notice a thing. Love em.

  • bigl

Posted March 23, 2015 - 08:22 PM

#5

Silicone mount the swingarm rub strip then bolt it back down.

 

 

Align your rear wheel using a motion pro or similar chain site, or using a measuring tape. The chain blocks aren't always accurate

 

Re pack your muffler.

 

 

...and use earplugs....

Yip, earplugs work ;)






 
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