05' WR450 for tight single track??
Posted January 22, 2005 - 04:42 PM
Posted January 22, 2005 - 05:28 PM
The WR450 is really a great all around bike but you just wont see it on the top of any specialized catagory of riding.
Posted January 22, 2005 - 06:24 PM
Posted January 22, 2005 - 08:26 PM
Indy is right for the most part, unless you want to spend some $. Try what I did on my 03' WR4-Nifty. Put a 52 rear sprocket on and custom fit a chain to fit all the way forward in the swingarm slider. Then raise your forks 5mm in the tripleclamp. This will equal or exceed the Husky feel with a first gear off idle that will climb a wall. If you're really keen on tight, spend some more $ and change your camber to a taller rake. Then the WR will rail like an RM250. This combined with a Revloc clutch make any single track I have ridden in CO/UT a breeze.
P.S. Hey Indy, is that Monitor and Merimack in UT behind you in your avatar?
Posted January 22, 2005 - 08:29 PM
Posted January 22, 2005 - 08:31 PM
Posted January 23, 2005 - 09:17 AM
Posted January 23, 2005 - 09:33 AM
The more power you have the less handleing you have.
My buddy has a Wr 250 and I can't believe how easy iit is to ride in the tight stuff. Plus you won't be as tired at the end of the day.
Posted January 23, 2005 - 10:24 AM
Posted January 23, 2005 - 11:25 AM
If you wanted a KTM for single track I would go with the 450exc, the bike is almost perfect... The 525 is a great bike with a big bottom end, I would rather ride and race the 450 on tighter trails, the 450s power is just right. The 525 can be a bit much for crawling..
Only my opinion....
Posted January 23, 2005 - 02:03 PM
Correction your dealer put in a 48 pilot! No flames ! Just facts!
Yep... 48.. Typo
Posted January 24, 2005 - 03:04 PM
(Dan Lorenze) Thanks for the direct comparison of the 450 and the KTM300. I thought the '05 might be different than the previous models with the lower seat and mass moved down too. I'm still leaning toward riding blue just to get away from the maintenance on the KTM. My 300 is great and I wish I could have both but I like the feel (power wise) of the four stroke. I'm sure the weight difference will take a learning curve. Thanks for all the info, Pete