WR450F pros and cons?
Posted March 14, 2005 - 07:43 AM
Posted March 14, 2005 - 08:26 AM
competely adjustable power depending on the pipe.
Comfortable riding position.
Top of the line reliability.
Front suspension takes time to dial in.
Posted March 14, 2005 - 08:47 AM
Thats the only downside I can think of.
Posted March 14, 2005 - 01:43 PM
-There is nothing Suzuki/Kawasaki has to compare.
-Honda has yet to deliver on the more $$, heaver 450X and its 250X brother has been a maintenance nightmare.
-KTM450exc is more $$, more suspension issues, arguably less powerful, louder(if you care), more $maintenance$; but "feels" lighter, thus could have an edge in very tight stuff depending on your size.
The 05 WR450 has excellent handling, egros, brakes, out-of-the-box suspension, reliability, lower maintenance than most 4st, awesome motor with a fun "hit" that revs to the moon, less $$ than it's competition.
You need to do the free mods, but they are no big deal -- not much more time than a oil/filter change/air filter cleaning.
Posted March 14, 2005 - 07:53 PM
It cost around $250 and a half hours worth of time.
Posted March 14, 2005 - 08:36 PM
Cons: Highly addictive
I cant seem to get my mind off of my WR450, the fun factor is off the scale Seriously, I am fairly new to the sport and the WR has been nothing short of awesome, no problems at all so far. Tell your friend to buy one, you will be his new hero.
Posted March 15, 2005 - 06:02 AM
Posted March 16, 2005 - 09:40 AM
Huh? The 05 WR450 has a taller seat height (38") than any KTM; don't see the KTM'ers (midgets) complaining -- actually many large riders are on KTM525's (w/36.42" seat).
...the 05's are redesigned for midgets,i mean little people. if your over 6'2" you definately might want to look into the 04 instead of 05:
05's seat height is 20mm (.78") lower than the 2004. I'm 6'1" 215 and don't sit flat footed. The 2005's are slimmer, lower cg, lighter, etc. -- as the Yamaha site says:
No mention of midgets !
-Frame height is reduced by 10mm
-Seat height is a full 20mm lower
-Slimmer shrouds, seat, and fuel tank
-New, fully adjustable 48mm front fork tubes
...all increase rider mobility, maneuverability, and handling.
Posted March 16, 2005 - 09:56 AM
Posted March 16, 2005 - 09:57 AM
The only hassle for me was the jettiing. Once I put the yosh pipe on jettting was easy and my bike rips. I still have tremendous torque in the low end for the gnarly hiills and rips in the top end.
For what it's worth, hope my 2 cents helps.
Posted March 16, 2005 - 10:23 AM
After my first "corked" WR ride I thought I messed-up and I should have bought the YZ.
...my next bike will be the yzf450(they left the frame alone on them). they feel like a 250 compared to a wr450.
After doing the free mods; I was over it, and happy I have the eStart, excellent WR suspension, wide ratio 5-speed vs. close ratio 4-speed, headlight that I need, kickstand, etc.
I got over my "YZ want" buy getting a 2-stroke KTM 300exc; very light and rips with any YZ but has enduro features.
Posted March 16, 2005 - 10:33 AM
Posted March 16, 2005 - 10:45 AM
... Once I put the yosh pipe on jettting was easy and my bike rips. I still have tremendous torque in the low end for the gnarly hiills and rips in the top end.
I intend to get a "Yosh TRC comp/pro complete system" (if I can ever get my dealer to get it). Few hear have commented on the Yosh systems, thus I was wondered if anyone was using it -- are happy with its sound/power quality?