I found my way to TT last year having stumbled on an old Honda xl650 leg breaker.The good news is that through the sale of that beast and an old Kawi Z1B, I find myself now with a 2006 WR 450 and a pocket full of dough! The bike seems to be in good shape but has been motarded. I've got the stock wheels, tires, etc. and will be switching it back to a mudder/dual sport in the hope of a Baja run in November. Mostly though I will be riding it more like an in town dual sport with offroading as it presents itself. ( watch classifieds for wheels, tires, rotors, sprocket, chain and fender)
I have to admit to being a bit of a dirt bike newb...last one I owned and really rode was a Hodaka Super Rat in in about 1979. The WR is such a refined machine in comparison it seems a bit silly to even talk about modifications! But I'm all grown and thats one of the prerogatives of survival - you get to do silly things with your extra $$.
I've spent a couple hours reading up on the WR and have come to this:
Do the free mods
Clutch upgrade - everyones hot for the Rekluse...why? Any other brand offering thee same type of clutch? I thinks it's because I can shorten the gearing for more top speed ( without ruining the tranny) yet still have a manageable off road machine.
14 - 48 gearing
Larger fuel tank
I reckon that uses up about half my budget. What else would you do?
Thanks for having me, Steve