Hola fellow riders of the WR. I've recently scored a '07 WR450 from my father in law, he bought it new, babied the heck out of it and made the poor choice of selling it to me. Granted I rode the heck out of some quads for the last 10 years, it's been a solid 25 years since i've owned a dirt bike. Needless to say, jumping back in the saddle of a dirt bike is not "just like riding a bike" as the saying goes. Rode it twice without a hitch, went for a day trip to the dunes, with a paddle of course, with my teenage sons and promptly crashed, knocked myself out and received a concussion.
The following week I did a 50 mile poker run, and the poor bike was on the ground in the mud more times than 5 guys should wreck in a year.
As for mods: bike is stock with the GYTR de-restriction kit in place, including GYTR needle jet, and MSR adjustable air/fuel screw. Gearing is still stock, suspension is stock but needs some adjusting as it hops around like a pogo stick, which I attribute my dune incident to.
So, I have a few things that need a little attention and fixing.
1. Fork seals now leak, i've already found a kit to buy and have a friend that's easily paid off 12 oz's at a time, so I've got that covered.
2. Tires are pretty shot, Any recommendations for tires for riding in the pacific northwest. Lots of rocks and mud.
Any recommendations, questions, comments, concerns, constructive criticism are welcomed.