Gearing Down a WR450?
Posted January 13, 2005 - 01:30 PM
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Chain will wear quicker but that is OK with me.
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Key word is "next to" but not "impossible". I bought this bike brand new and I'm a WA resident. My last bike was a 01 WR426F and it was also road plated. A fellow TT'r in here now owns it. He bought it because it was road plated. I have done this and your right, its pretty tough. This state quit doing inspections for any conversions. So you have to do it a bit differently. I went into great lengths on this, I need to do a seminar. But I did take down all my post, didnt want some doogooder lawmaker getting my secrets and closing the loophole. If you PM me, let me know what you want as far as bikes go, want it new or used and I can walk you right through it. Its tricky, but can be done! The new one was the easiest if you can imagine that. My title sais WR450F and it sais in use class "G/CYC" for gasoline cycle or "road legal" otherwise, if you have an ORV is the use class, its a branded title and is "almost" impossible. Notice the key word "alomst"
Thanks for the help. Hey toyota, was it difficult getting your bike registered in Washintgon. Our DMV basically told me that plating a new dirt bike is next to impossible, even if you do the upgrades to make it "street legal".
He told me to just not get caught riding to the trails or crossing a street on it. If it is coming from another state and was plated there you can transfer the title and keep it plated but a new dirt bike supposedly can't be done. How'd you do it? I do have a friend in Oregon who could "buy" my bike and get it plated there and then "sell" it back to me but that is kind of a hassle.
Its probably your only option on that bike, and not a bad option. I've had my motorcycle endorsment since 1977. I was a sophmore in high school. I had a 1975 Honda MT125 Elsinore. It was the street version. Anyone remember those?
Yes, road tags will net more $$$. And if you did end up with an Oregon plate, this state will honor all out of state plates and the plate will also allow ORV use too. So technically, the state would lose a lot of revenue on you! I've come to the conclusion, I wont own a dirt bike unless its road plated. Well, atleast my main one. I didnt plate any others ones. I do have a Kawasaki KLR650 I use for dirt roads. My WR isnt really road legal. It does have a high/lo beam, stop lamp and little flip up mirrors. But thats it. I dont use ot down the interstate, just zipping down a forest service road etc.
I think the state is screwing themselves here since if I can't plate it I'm not going to register it and thus I might forget to pay the sales tax on it since I bought it in Oregon.
Posted January 14, 2005 - 12:04 AM
Posted January 14, 2005 - 04:44 AM
I ride mostly tight technical trails, the same trails with TORTURE CHAMBERS. I geared donwn to 13/50, wasnt enough, finally settled on a 12/50. I like it, I dont have to clutch it so much when going through our boulder-strewn river crossings, but it still stalls on me sometimes. Im hoping someone will make a heavier flywheel for this bike soon, so I can try that. Anyway, it is possible to use a 12 front and an o-ring chain together (I used a spacer in between the sprocket and case to make sure the chain doesnt hit the case.)
12/50 ??? I reckon I'd be lucky to do 50mph.
Don't you find it too snappy in the lower gears?
I'm guessing your bike has WR timing!
I run 14/50 and I find that plenty sharp enough down low.
If you have a spacer on the front, you really should have one on the rear sprocket to match.
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