Dualsporting the WR450
Posted April 02, 2004 - 11:40 AM
Posted April 02, 2004 - 12:01 PM
I don't commute to work on it but if I did, I'd want to invest in some cooling fans for the radiators for that stop and go traffic.
Posted April 02, 2004 - 12:26 PM
Installing a hydraulic brake switch was easy and the light only needs the addition of one wire to make it work. I worn out my tire in 6-8 rides so I won't be hitting the pavement as much. I think riding on a Dunlop 606 would cure that but the sacrifice in the dirt wasn't worth it for me.
If I ever want to commute more, I think I will find an old DR350-650.
Posted April 03, 2004 - 05:09 AM
I know what you mean about the six gear on the KTM's. I think the 5th gear in the WR is plenty, even for road cruising. 60-65mph with stock gearing is fine on the WR and it doesn't sound like it's running it's nuts off at that speed.
Knobby tires will wear quickly on the pavment unless you go with a good dot knobby. They'll still wear quicker than a street tire, but not as quickly as a full on dirt tire. They don't buckle on the pavement either. I run dot tires so I can be legal AND safe on the pavement.