03 wr450 with 08 clutch cover **piston cooler**
Posted July 20, 2015 - 07:28 PM
Posted July 20, 2015 - 09:45 PM
You don't really "need" the mod but it doesn't hurt... Yamaha would have never made the effort to create it if there
was no benefit. It you are doing a lot of road miles it would probably be nice to have.
I have a 2003 WR450 that I added the mod to. No problem to install except for one thing-- your existing kick starter
will not fit the new side cover. It has the larger hole for the larger shaft found on 2004 and newer WR450s. So, add in
another $100 or so to your budget for an ebay kickstarter. I already had one laying around or that might have made
the mod slip into the "not really worth it" area for me.
If by 07-09 cases you mean WR450 cases then no, they will not fit. They do not have provisions for the external oil
lines that the 03-06s use. Also you would run into the same issue with the kickstarter.
Posted July 21, 2015 - 02:46 AM
Posted July 21, 2015 - 12:31 PM
Posted July 21, 2015 - 12:48 PM
sure you can use the plug from the quad and remove the kickstarter but you have to make sure your electric start is always working!
Posted July 22, 2015 - 03:08 AM
Does anyone know of any other type of plugs to that i can get from a local place like autozone or something to plug the hole for a little? So i sont have to wait on s shop to order the plug. Ive herd once of a freeze plug but not too sure. Also should i remove the kicker shaft and the other gear or just the kicker shaft?