Are mods worth it?
Posted February 17, 2004 - 02:26 PM
Posted February 17, 2004 - 02:40 PM
Posted February 17, 2004 - 04:15 PM
Posted February 17, 2004 - 07:24 PM
I have just recently purchased an 04' wr450 and im not too happy with the power stock.I was wondering how much money it would be to put the yz cam and exhaust on my bike and would it make a significant difference in power?
while written for the 250F bikes, the 250F FAQ (link in my sig below) contains a lot of info that is also directly applicable to your WR450F. for example, all of the free mods are covered in detail on the following page:
anyway, there is a lot of info for you to read up on.
jim aka the wrooster
Posted February 18, 2004 - 07:25 AM
With stock gearing on solid turf, I can not keep the front tire from rising by just rolling on the throttle in THIRD gear. This is with little ole me planted up against the tank filler cap on the front edge of the seat! With my gear on, I'm weighing in around 290 lbs. If I hit 4th gear hard the front tire will come up again, but settle back down after 10 yards.
Do your free mods. first, I think you will be very pleased with the increase in power!
I know how you feel, I was very dissapointed with the power when I first brought the bike home.
Now, no one wants to ride behind me! They get blasted with a killer roost!
Posted February 18, 2004 - 01:20 PM
From what little I know about the grey wire, to my understanding, it still controls the mapping. And I was told that when you do the free mods. you should go ahead and dissconnect the wire. I myself have noticed very little if any power increase... BUT I did notice a marked improvement in the transition between low to mid range smoothness. It used to stumble and run a tad rough in this area. It is smooooooooth now!
Note, if you decide to remove the grey wire, disconnect the main fuse or battery before you mess with the connector that houses the wire. I popped my fuse during the mod.
Posted February 20, 2004 - 02:23 PM