Posted July 09, 2004 - 03:47 AM
When I bought the bike and rode it the first time I was disappointed. Hills and such that I had always done with ease on my 97 RMX 250 were more difficult on the WR450. I couldn't outrun any of my son's bikes. ( KLX 300 RM 250 KX500)
I started reading TT and here is what I did, in the order that I did it.
1st Ride - Bone Stock - See comments above
1st set of Mods
Acerbis hand guards
04 Starter upgrade
GTYR Exhaust tip
2nd Ride - Performed about the same, just glad to know that the woodruff key shouldn't be an issue.
YZ throttle stop
Grey wire mod
Take restrictor out of air box
Move 1 clip on needle
3rd ride - Much better. Like a different bike!! Runs very good, but not perfect.
JD jet kit - I was somewhat concerned about spending $65 for a few jets, but I did it anyway.
Blue needle - 3rd pos
170 Main Jet
Zip TY screw
4th ride - Awesome!! Can't keep the front wheel on the ground anymore. Unless I am taking off, or you have to come to a complete stop on a hairpin turn of something, I rarely even you 1st gear. The bike pulls so hard from low RPM to high RPM, just give it the gas.
I can out run the KLX300 and RMX250. The KX500 is still faster, but at least I am in the same ball park with him now.
Brake light switch added
License plate bracket
Went to BMV and got plates.
Thanks to all the advise and help from those at TT.
Posted July 09, 2004 - 04:05 AM
I have removed the baffle, not by choice and will be pulling the air box restrictor out this weekend.
I'm very hesitant to cut the grey wire on the CDI unit...
I'm not a mechanic so working on my bike is limited to minor things, but my goal is to become a complete gear head with this thing eventually, with the help from all you guys. I just don't want to have to learn in order to ride the thing.
Posted July 09, 2004 - 08:38 AM
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