wr450 pros and cons and a lot of questions
Posted September 19, 2004 - 06:33 PM
thanks for the help
Posted September 19, 2004 - 08:01 PM
Incredible gobs of power
amazing torque that'll loft the front wheel anytime you'd like
Fast enough to scare ya
You'll regret not buying it YEARS ago.
You'll get less sleep because you read TT and think about your bike all night
I'd say 5'10" is plenty tall to ride a WR, theres quite a few shorter guys (and gals) who ride them just fine, and from what I've read, with strict routine maintenance these yamaha thumpers will run forever.
Posted September 19, 2004 - 08:07 PM
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Posted September 21, 2004 - 12:38 AM
As for making previous years green sticker... you could always just move out of Kalifornia, the rest of us don't have to deal with the red sticker/green sticker BS.
Posted September 21, 2004 - 03:57 AM
I love this motor so much I also have an 02 YZ426 and an 04 YFZ450 quad.
Posted September 21, 2004 - 04:21 AM
Posted September 21, 2004 - 06:04 AM
-Height sucks. You can take it to a suspension shop to have it lowered, but that will cost you a couple inches of travel
-Very reliable bike. I have ridden the snot out of my 03. Valves have not moved.
-Great bike at speed. Feels top heavy when riding very slow in technical terrain.
Posted September 21, 2004 - 02:59 PM
Posted September 21, 2004 - 08:35 PM
You might want to consider a cushioned hub for a lot of street riding. Protects the gear box.
Off-topic -Just interested in knowing what you might know Indy_WR450 about using the WR450 on the street? will the tranny hold up to periodic street use without using a cushioned hub? what wheel manufuturer makes a cushioned hub for the WR450? Any info you have would be appreciated.
Posted September 22, 2004 - 06:45 AM
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Posted September 22, 2004 - 02:27 PM
For the people that do own a 04' WR450 I have a question. Will a guy that is 6'1" 235lbs feel huge on it? Thanks!
I'm 6'1" 280lbs and it fits me great (bars are a tad low but thats an easy fix)
Posted September 22, 2004 - 04:13 PM