2016 WR450F ~ New Zealand


48 replies to this topic
  • chelder

Posted April 30, 2016 - 09:35 PM

#21

I'll sell you mine Gazzah ready to go, I just had a knee reco on Wednesday so I'm out of action for a bit, just have to organise freight, only 3 hours on it.

Edited by chelder, April 30, 2016 - 09:36 PM.


  • Ghazzah

Posted May 16, 2016 - 11:07 PM

#22

About. &%$#@!ing. Time. 

 

Went with the 60th Anniv livery. Just looked better. The rescue helicopter will also have an easier time finding me...

 

Let the blinging and fargling commence! 

 

8^)-

 

 

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  • Ghazzah

Posted May 16, 2016 - 11:13 PM

#23

...yes, I did a 180 on the colours. Couldn't decide, talked to 'She Who Must Be Obeyed At All Times Don't You Forget It Buster' and she simply asked "Which will have the better resale value". "Yellow". "Will it piss off your mates in countries where they can't get a yellow one?" "Yes" "Buy the yellow one". Sorted. 



  • gize

Posted May 17, 2016 - 04:58 PM

#24

Congrats on the new bike! Looks good! Wish I had all those goodies to add to mine ☺

  • DrFeelGood

Posted May 18, 2016 - 08:54 AM

#25

Holy crap.... you have a carpeted garage?  :crazy:

 

And leather furniture..... in the garage?!?!   :shocked:



  • Ghazzah

Posted May 20, 2016 - 02:13 AM

#26

Marine carpet and leather elevate the humble Garage to 'Mancave' status, FYI. 8^)-

 

Bling and Fargles. Mostly fargles. Carbon pipe guards my only concession to bling. 

 

1. Stickers/Decals. Gone. Stupid Nanny-State H&S B.S. 

2. Twin-Air frame and flame proof filter. Hope it works...

3. Lithium battery. 1.4kg lighter. No brainer. 

4. GYTR rad guards/braces. Off the 250FX. Trust me, they work. 

5. FMF pipe. Light and loud. Part bling, part fargle. Loud. Shiny. Gaz likes. 

6. Fuel breather rerouted to make way for the Wolfman Enduro. 

7. Cyclops LED headlight. Get one. Mega. 

8. Scott damper. Mechanical Porn. 

9. Bark Buster guards. Necessary. 

10. Garmin 64s and Ram Mounts. I get lost in my bathroom. 

11. Colour Coded Touratech camel back. 2 litres of gin. 

12. YMC low seat. Hard as &%$#@!. Now sitting in a box. Sensitive buttocks. 

13. Metzler 6-Days arseholed in place of my perennial favourite the Conti TKC80s. Discuss. 

14. 50 ditched in favour of a 47. I was searching for 6th gear. 

15. OEM shock spring ditched in favour of a 10% stiffer Factory Connection item to allow for 15% softer effective loss is spring rate due to the Yamalnk. See below. 

16. Yamalink Trail fitted. I am a very short human. Hobbits look down on me. ...and yes, I have hairy toes. YL = 15% effective loss in spring rate. Stiffer FC spring now gives me an effective 5% softer rate. Perfect. 

17. Pivot works shock spring thrust bearing fitted. Less binding. Supposed to work. Who knows? R. Dungey? 

18. Forks lowered + 5mm to compensate for the Yamalink, Don't stress, I have a Scott Damper. See above. 

19. Anti-Earthquake luggage cord applied to the stupid Ducati-esque side stand. We have now had 14,000+ after shocks and a self retracting side stand is just bloody stupid. My humble 2c. 

20. OEM fork spring replaced with 5% softer RT springs to complement the shock/YL mods. 

21. Madura hydraulic clutch installed. I have the hand strength of an arthritic Grandma. On a good day. 

22. Got some free sh!t from Yamaha NZ as an apology for the delayed delivery. 

 

Happy Gaz. 

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  • Ghazzah

Posted May 20, 2016 - 02:21 AM

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  • Ghazzah

Posted May 20, 2016 - 02:26 AM

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  • gize

Posted May 20, 2016 - 08:18 AM

#29

Marine carpet and leather elevate the humble Garage to 'Mancave' status, FYI. 8^)-

Bling and Fargles. Mostly fargles. Carbon pipe guards my only concession to bling.

1. Stickers/Decals. Gone. Stupid Nanny-State H&S B.S.
2. Twin-Air frame and flame proof filter. Hope it works...
3. Lithium battery. 1.4kg lighter. No brainer.
4. GYTR rad guards/braces. Off the 250FX. Trust me, they work.
5. FMF pipe. Light and loud. Part bling, part fargle. Loud. Shiny. Gaz likes.
6. Fuel breather rerouted to make way for the Wolfman Enduro.
7. Cyclops LED headlight. Get one. Mega.
8. Scott damper. Mechanical Porn.
9. Bark Buster guards. Necessary.
10. Garmin 64s and Ram Mounts. I get lost in my bathroom.
11. Colour Coded Touratech camel back. 2 litres of gin.
12. YMC low seat. Hard as &%$#@!. Now sitting in a box. Sensitive buttocks.
13. Metzler 6-Days arseholed in place of my perennial favourite the Conti TKC80s. Discuss.
14. 50 ditched in favour of a 47. I was searching for 6th gear.
15. OEM shock spring ditched in favour of a 10% stiffer Factory Connection item to allow for 15% softer effective loss is spring rate due to the Yamalnk. See below.
16. Yamalink Trail fitted. I am a very short human. Hobbits look down on me. ...and yes, I have hairy toes. YL = 15% effective loss in spring rate. Stiffer FC spring now gives me an effective 5% softer rate. Perfect.
17. Pivot works shock spring thrust bearing fitted. Less binding. Supposed to work. Who knows? R. Dungey?
18. Forks lowered + 5mm to compensate for the Yamalink, Don't stress, I have a Scott Damper. See above.
19. Anti-Earthquake luggage cord applied to the stupid Ducati-esque side stand. We have now had 14,000+ after shocks and a self retracting side stand is just bloody stupid. My humble 2c.
20. OEM fork spring replaced with 5% softer RT springs to complement the shock/YL mods.
21. Madura hydraulic clutch installed. I have the hand strength of an arthritic Grandma. On a good day.
22. Got some free sh!t from Yamaha NZ as an apology for the delayed delivery.

Happy Gaz.

Gaz!! Wow, beautiful bike and setup! If anyone deserved for that bike to arrive it was you haha. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed!

  • RockerYZWR

Posted May 20, 2016 - 11:47 AM

#30

Damn. Damn, damn, damn. This thread should be titled "How to make other TT members reassess their finances and research used values for the dirt bikes they already own and then have serious talks with their wives about buying a new 2016 or possibly 2017 WR450F soon."
Beautiful bike and set up - nicely done.

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  • Ghazzah

Posted May 20, 2016 - 12:25 PM

#31

Cheers for the positive feedback, Team. Appreciated. 

Most of the tuning selections came straight from the 250FX mods, which I took some time to decide upon. I am an 'old Newbie' at 53yo. I've been riding super bikes for years (badly) but only got into the dirt scene 4-5 years back. Riding like a Nana in the dirt but loving it. I am one of those annoying mobile chicanes that you get caught behind on tight trail rides. ;-) I've set the WR up fairly soft and low for moderate adventure riding, 30/70 Road/Dirt. I've got a '15 Sertão G650GS for more road-biased rides. It's a bloody good scooter and can handle a lot more rough terrain than I expected, but it's 177kg dry and just too damned big to tackle tricky hill climbs etc. It can handle 1m river crossings, 1-2m banks, modest hill climbs etc but you have to be careful. The '97 Blackbird is there to remind me what a decent amount of power feels like, but to be honest, it hasn't been ridden much recently. I fully restored it (bare frame rebuild) and rebuilt the motor and gearbox myself. Only took me three attempts at the motor before it stopped impersonating a grenade. :-) The Sertão has been getting my attention instead. Now that I have the WR, I can tear the Beemer down and fix bent rims (90kmph into a hidden rain trench...) clean and lube suspension etc. We are a week away from Winter down here (officially) and there's a storm brewing from the Antarctic, gale force south west winds etc. Might be more garage time for the WR over the next week. Not much more to do to it apart from adding spacers to the Magura clutch (not releasing properly when fully pulled), add the 'off-road-kit' braided front brake line and check out the power tuner options. Off-topic, but I'm also working on a 600hp, 600kg Methanol-injected, turbo-charged road-registered Lotus Super Seven...

All good. Gazza. 8^)-

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  • foggy3061

Posted May 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM

#32


21. Magura hydraulic clutch installed.

 

Nice work Gaz! :thumbsup:

 

Was the Magura hydraulic cluch one specifically for the 2016 WR450F or is it a recent YZ450F fitment?


Edited by foggy3061, May 21, 2016 - 11:01 AM.


  • reedo05

Posted May 22, 2016 - 01:02 AM

#33

Hey Gahazzah what are the specs on that Yamalink are the available in NZ



  • Ghazzah

Posted May 22, 2016 - 01:15 PM

#34

Hi Team. 

 

The Yamalink 'Trail' was off the 2015 YX250FX that I traded on the WR. I spoke with Yamalink directly and they said that it even though there was a couple of mm difference between the '15 250FX YL connecting rod and the '16 WR450F YL it would work fine, as long as I resprung and set my ride height correctly. 

I bought mine directly from the manufacturer. Great to deal with, BTW. Make sure that you stick a stiffer spring on the shock as the YL softens the effective spring rate by 15%. As above, I went for a 10% stiffer spring to give an overall 5% softer rate. Then matched this with a pair of 5% softer RT fork springs. Used Ohlins #5 oil (20cSt at 40 deg). This oil is the duck's nuts. Amazing the difference in compliance compared to other fork oils. Try it! 

http://www.motorcycleloweringlinks.com

 

Again, the Magura 167 hydraulic clutch was retained from the 250FX and bolted straight on to the WR450. As with the FX I needed to add spacers on the secondary master cylinder to adjust for the correct clutch pull. I used x5 M6 s/s washers (1.25mm thick each) on the FX but only needed x4 on the WR. Without the spacers, the clutch was not fully disengaging. The Magura feels around 25% easier to pull than the std cable clutch. Not so critical on winding dirt roads etc, but a real bonus when you are clutching through the really tight sh!t. 

Bought it off FleaBay Australia. Can't remember the vendor. Here's a link to a USA site.
http://www.motosport...&mmy_source=pdp

8^)- Gazza. 

 

 

 

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Edited by Ghazzah, May 22, 2016 - 01:38 PM.


  • Ghazzah

Posted May 22, 2016 - 01:37 PM

#35

Had another attempt at fitting the B&B Off-Road protection kits. This time I did it sober. It just did not fit properly when I was rat-arsed the other night. ;-) No surprises. Amazing pieces of kit. The build quality is superb and the fit is 100% perfect. Someone has spent considerable time producing these kits and have some serious machines in their workshop. Having tried 3-4 different types of rad guards and bash plates, I can report that these ones blow the others out of the water. The previous guards were the GYTR items. Worked ok, but pretty basic compared to the B&B kit. I fitted the B&B rad guards, bash plate and hose protection shield. 

 

https://bboffroad.com.au

 

Tried out the new bike hoist. Mega. 

 

Beam-Deflection torque wrench. The best type. Discuss. ;-)

 

8^)- Gazza. 

 

 

 

 

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  • RockerYZWR

Posted May 22, 2016 - 05:41 PM

#36

One thing left to do now mate - go get get 'er dirty.

  • Ghazzah

Posted May 22, 2016 - 09:53 PM

#37

You said it all, Rocker. Pissing down outside and frickin' cold. Snow on the foot hills. Boo. I'll get out for some mud flinging as soon as the shitty weather breaks.

8^)-

Edited by Ghazzah, May 23, 2016 - 01:37 AM.


  • foggy3061

Posted May 22, 2016 - 10:07 PM

#38

Again, the Magura 167 hydraulic clutch was retained from the 250FX and bolted straight on to the WR450. As with the FX I needed to add spacers on the secondary master cylinder to adjust for the correct clutch pull. I used x5 M6 s/s washers (1.25mm thick each) on the FX but only needed x4 on the WR. Without the spacers, the clutch was not fully disengaging. The Magura feels around 25% easier to pull than the std cable clutch. Not so critical on winding dirt roads etc, but a real bonus when you are clutching through the really tight sh!t. 

Bought it off FleaBay Australia. Can't remember the vendor. Here's a link to a USA site.
http://www.motosport...&mmy_source=pdp

8^)- Gazza. 

 

Good info, cheers Gaz.



  • Ghazzah

Posted May 23, 2016 - 01:44 AM

#39

Hey Gahazzah what are the specs on that Yamalink are the available in NZ


Hey, Reedo. I import a heap of shit from overseas on a regular basis. Let me know if you want me to grab you a Yamalink. PM me with your contact details and I'll sort something out. Beers. Gazza.

  • finbike

Posted June 08, 2016 - 09:45 AM

#40

Marine carpet and leather elevate the humble Garage to 'Mancave' status, FYI. 8^)-

 

Bling and Fargles. Mostly fargles. Carbon pipe guards my only concession to bling. 

 

1. Stickers/Decals. Gone. Stupid Nanny-State H&S B.S. 

2. Twin-Air frame and flame proof filter. Hope it works...

3. Lithium battery. 1.4kg lighter. No brainer. 

4. GYTR rad guards/braces. Off the 250FX. Trust me, they work. 

5. FMF pipe. Light and loud. Part bling, part fargle. Loud. Shiny. Gaz likes. 

6. Fuel breather rerouted to make way for the Wolfman Enduro. 

7. Cyclops LED headlight. Get one. Mega. 

8. Scott damper. Mechanical Porn. 

9. Bark Buster guards. Necessary. 

10. Garmin 64s and Ram Mounts. I get lost in my bathroom. 

11. Colour Coded Touratech camel back. 2 litres of gin. 

12. YMC low seat. Hard as &%$#@!. Now sitting in a box. Sensitive buttocks. 

13. Metzler 6-Days arseholed in place of my perennial favourite the Conti TKC80s. Discuss. 

14. 50 ditched in favour of a 47. I was searching for 6th gear. 

15. OEM shock spring ditched in favour of a 10% stiffer Factory Connection item to allow for 15% softer effective loss is spring rate due to the Yamalnk. See below. 

16. Yamalink Trail fitted. I am a very short human. Hobbits look down on me. ...and yes, I have hairy toes. YL = 15% effective loss in spring rate. Stiffer FC spring now gives me an effective 5% softer rate. Perfect. 

17. Pivot works shock spring thrust bearing fitted. Less binding. Supposed to work. Who knows? R. Dungey? 

18. Forks lowered + 5mm to compensate for the Yamalink, Don't stress, I have a Scott Damper. See above. 

19. Anti-Earthquake luggage cord applied to the stupid Ducati-esque side stand. We have now had 14,000+ after shocks and a self retracting side stand is just bloody stupid. My humble 2c. 

20. OEM fork spring replaced with 5% softer RT springs to complement the shock/YL mods. 

21. Madura hydraulic clutch installed. I have the hand strength of an arthritic Grandma. On a good day. 

22. Got some free sh!t from Yamaha NZ as an apology for the delayed delivery. 

 

Happy Gaz. 

hey Gaz! There should be some "exchange parts" in your tool kit that comes with the bike, so the sidestand stays down when the bike is lifted up. At least I got it with the bike. It´s just a different bolt with a flat head and a different metalpiece that holds the two springs in place. Works much better in my opinion than the self retracting crap.






 
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