Hey i am new to this site and always read forums to answer my questions but now i can't make a for sure decision of what i want to do. I really like yamaha bikes and wanted to buy a new bike for a supermoto going to and from work. I want to buy the wr450f and convert it but was wondering if anybody could give me a list of what i would need to do to make it last a 40 mile one way trip and sometimes will be in traffic or if i should just go the easy route and get the dry thats already to go. i just know i would be more happy with the wrf. Like would i need to put a fan on the radiator like the drz or add an oil cooler onto it? more technical things like that thanks a lot.
Choosing wr450f or drz400sm for supermoto
Posted June 13, 2015 - 06:24 PM
Like i understand most of the things to make it a supermoto just wondering if thats too far of a commute for the wrf. I would be getting a 2015 or 2014 brand new
Posted June 13, 2015 - 06:41 PM
Using a fan might be a good idea. I just use more coolant than water and have never had a issue idling at a light.
A DRZ is also a reliable bike and is ready to go.
If you want a full list of stuff for a WR supermoto go to supermoto junkie and look in the Yamaha section. There are many many WR450 supermoto bikes.
Posted June 13, 2015 - 06:47 PM
Posted June 13, 2015 - 07:00 PM
Posted June 13, 2015 - 07:32 PM
The DRZ would be more comfortable
The WR would be more agressive and fun
Posted June 13, 2015 - 11:38 PM
Posted June 14, 2015 - 02:13 AM
Any WR I owned came with an coolant catch tank which made them over-heat resistant:
While EXC would hide their rider in clouds of steam my WR was boiling its coolant
in the tank at the rear, until I got to a secition for second gear. Then the boiling stop.
Any WR I owned came with a dry sump lubraication system. While running only 1 quart
of engine oil, no one felt it necessary to add an oil cooler. Just make sure there is enough
oil. However I did like it better when the oil tank was in the frame. I dry sump system of
my '12 looks fishy to me, having the tank down inside the engine case.
They are admittedly heavy, compared to EXC of CRF-X (no experience with then)
but they are indestructible.