Super excited to get back on a WR. I had a 2005 wr450 for a few months in 2012, then it was stolen from me. This week I'm buying a 2014 wr450 with 9 hours and 32 miles on the bike! I rode it the other day and it is so much different than the '05. It has fmf exhaust, "uncorked" from the dealer (I know the jist but not sure exactly what that entails), and handguards.
A couple quick questions. I am street legalizing it, I can't remember for sure but I think my 05 had Nissin brake components? I am ordering brake light switches for front and rear and wanted to make sure I got the right ones the first time. https://www.rockymou...ke light switch
My second question is about tires. I have to buy some DOT tires for inspection. Any of you guys inspect with DOT's and then switch back to knobbies after? I'm trying to decide if that's worth it or if i should buy some good knobby DOT tires and keep them on.
Here's some pics of my '05. I'm going to run the same custom blinker set-up that I did on that one.
Anyone run a brighter headlamp? I was starting to research options when my '05 was stolen. It'd sure be nice to have a little brighter view when crusing down mtn roads at night.