New WR450 or YZ450FX?

Yamaha WR450F Yamaha YZ450F

102 replies to this topic
  • patrick2wd

Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:50 AM

#41

The FX is a WR with the lights removed and the EPA/DOT stuff removed.  

Ill look into that....



  • usedtobefast

Posted October 22, 2015 - 07:55 AM

#42

I'm concerned about the tank size.  Haven't seen it published, so assuming it is the same 1.9 gallons of the YZ.  Also, did a quick look, and doesn't seem any companies made a larger capacity tank for the 2015 YZ450F?  3.2 gallons would be great for long rides, 2.5ish would be great for any racing I would do.  Anyone have any info on this?



  • ckny

Posted October 22, 2015 - 08:48 AM

#43

I'm concerned about the tank size.  Haven't seen it published, so assuming it is the same 1.9 gallons of the YZ.  Also, did a quick look, and doesn't seem any companies made a larger capacity tank for the 2015 YZ450F?  3.2 gallons would be great for long rides, 2.5ish would be great for any racing I would do.  Anyone have any info on this?


IMS makes a large tank for the 450, Monk runs one on his.

  • ckny

Posted October 22, 2015 - 08:52 AM

#44

I'm concerned about the tank size.  Haven't seen it published, so assuming it is the same 1.9 gallons of the YZ.  Also, did a quick look, and doesn't seem any companies made a larger capacity tank for the 2015 YZ450F?  3.2 gallons would be great for long rides, 2.5ish would be great for any racing I would do.  Anyone have any info on this?


You must not have looked hard...
https://www.imsprodu...SizeSet=2.9 gal

Monk is running a dry break version on his 450.

  • patrick2wd

Posted October 22, 2015 - 11:15 PM

#45

whats the advantage for running a dry break system over a "regular" screw cap?



  • ckny

Posted October 23, 2015 - 03:42 AM

#46

whats the advantage for running a dry break system over a "regular" screw cap?


Faster fuel stops when racing.

  • patrick2wd

Posted October 23, 2015 - 04:47 AM

#47

Faster fuel stops when racing.

On a 24-hrs circuit race maybe..

But during an enduro/ off-road?



  • ckny

Posted October 23, 2015 - 04:54 AM

#48

On a 24-hrs circuit race maybe..
But during an enduro/ off-road?


Lol, you'd have a higher spread of time in a 24 hour race, a 2 or 3 hour HS often has the winner, 2nd and 3rd with less than a minute between them.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 23, 2015 - 05:06 AM

#49

On a 24-hrs circuit race maybe..

But during an enduro/ off-road?

15 second fill up vs 1 -2  minutes.


Edited by KRANNIE, October 23, 2015 - 05:18 AM.


  • patrick2wd

Posted October 23, 2015 - 05:16 AM

#50

ok, got it....



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  • OUTERLIMITS

Posted October 23, 2015 - 08:30 AM

#51

Keep in mind the tanks for the YZ's won't work due to the battery on the FX and WR.  But these are out currently, plus Clarke and Acerbis will no doubt have versions soon.

 

https://www.imsprodu...ex.cfm?IDSet=35

 

http://yshop.yamaha-...15l-safari-tank  >>>>>>>>>> Have not seen this one yet advertised for the U.S. in US dollars, but being a Safari, it won't be cheap. 



  • jaybo769

Posted October 23, 2015 - 12:35 PM

#52

Keep in mind the tanks for the YZ's won't work due to the battery on the FX and WR. But these are out currently, plus Clarke and Acerbis will no doubt have versions soon.

https://www.imsprodu...ex.cfm?IDSet=35

http://yshop.yamaha-...15l-safari-tank >>>>>>>>>> Have not seen this one yet advertised for the U.S. in US dollars, but being a Safari, it won't be cheap.


That tank is huge!!

  • YHGEORGE

Posted October 23, 2015 - 03:39 PM

#53

That tank is huge!!

Which is required if you want/need to be known as an "adv" rider. That means a lot to office types on an adventure to all the Starbucks you can bag in a single weekend!



  • jentzschman

Posted October 23, 2015 - 07:38 PM

#54

What WR ECU mods is everyone discussing? I have a 07 WR that I de-corked but never did anything with the ECU?



  • stevethe

Posted October 23, 2015 - 09:16 PM

#55

What WR ECU mods is everyone discussing? I have a 07 WR that I de-corked but never did anything with the ECU?


07 doesn't necessarily need a new ECU. You can pull the grey wire or you can get a Dynatek ignition or x10 ignition depending on what you are looking to do. The 2012 and up need a new competition ECU from Yamaha.

  • patrick2wd

Posted October 24, 2015 - 01:15 AM

#56

Which is required if you want/need to be known as an "adv" rider. That means a lot to office types on an adventure to all the Starbucks you can bag in a single weekend!

or get a set of reartanks to balance the bike..

like:
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I might look into this myself, as Im getting my tig-welding skills updated..

 

(sorry for the blurry orange thing)


Edited by patrick2wd, October 24, 2015 - 01:16 AM.


  • RMK800

Posted October 24, 2015 - 04:03 PM

#57

Never bought a new bike before, the MSRP price. Do you expect to pay that full price for newest models? What's the best you can expect off?

Edited by RMK800, October 24, 2015 - 04:03 PM.


  • SatansReverence

Posted October 24, 2015 - 04:19 PM

#58

Hoping to hear back from my local dealer on monday as to when they expect to get the '16 in stock.



  • patrick2wd

Posted October 25, 2015 - 12:28 AM

#59

Here in Amsterdam by the end of next month...

No (EU)  prices though..



  • jentzschman

Posted October 25, 2015 - 03:18 PM

#60

07 doesn't necessarily need a new ECU. You can pull the grey wire or you can get a Dynatek ignition or x10 ignition depending on what you are looking to do. The 2012 and up need a new competition ECU from Yamaha.

Interesting. I did the grey wire mod on my bike. 







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