05 - YZ front plate on WR?


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  • Geek

Posted April 20, 2005 - 05:07 PM

#1

I have a 2005 WR450F.

My objective is to remove the headlight and tail light assemblies to save them for the future when I need them (i.e. abuse the cheaper non-lighted plastic).

I picked up the UFO rear fender from the YZ and it bolted right on. Good to go. I also need to replace the front head light with a YZ number plate.

The part the dealer gave me labeled "YZ" (UFO as well) doesn't fit.

Do I just have the wrong front number plate or is there a special mounting bracket I'm going to need to put it on?

The headlight assembly is attached with 3 screws - one on each side at the top and one at the bottom in the center. Does anyone know if there is a plate available that bolts on using these stock points? The one I got is not even close.

Secondary question: I'd like to keep my horn (its amazing how when you beep-beep at someone on the trail they get out of your way :naughty: ). It appears disconnecting the headlight assembly has cut power to the horn. Did I just disconnect too much by chance? Or.. can someone give me a wire color to splice into to put power straight to the horn without going through the headlight?

Thanks in advance. I'm new here (bought the 450 five days ago and had a blast on it last Saturday) and have already learned a bunch by reading this board.

cheers,
Edward
Dallas, Texas

Can't wait until Saturday! :naughty: Forecast 70 & Sunny.

  • Geek

Posted April 20, 2005 - 05:46 PM

#2

Disregard the horn part - I figured out which wire I disconnected.. plugged it in and the horn works great even without headlight.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted April 20, 2005 - 07:54 PM

#3

I dont know about the 05, but on the 04 I removed that lower braket that the bottom screw threads into and then the two prongs on the bottom of the YZ plate with fit in the empty holes where you removed the bracket. Then I just use a cable tie to keep the top nice and tight. I also moved the brake line to the outside like the YZ's to help the fit alittle. Good luck. :naughty:

  • ToooFaarOutt

Posted April 20, 2005 - 09:14 PM

#4

I have designed and make a braket so you can use your yz number plate on your wr450. It is a quick disconnect and you can switch it out and back in a matter of 30 seconds with out tools leaving your stock brackets in place. It also makes it so you can leave your odometer on the bike as well.

  • Geek

Posted April 22, 2005 - 11:28 AM

#5

Have any details on the bracket?

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  • simica

Posted April 22, 2005 - 12:48 PM

#6

I have designed and make a braket so you can use your yz number plate on your wr450. It is a quick disconnect and you can switch it out and back in a matter of 30 seconds with out tools leaving your stock brackets in place. It also makes it so you can leave your odometer on the bike as well.


I also came up with some brackets to be able to use a YZ number plate, but I would like to look at what you did. Do you have any pictures? I got rid of the stock odo and now using the Trail Tech. I also relocated the ignition switch by turning it sideways and mounting it down in front of the stearing stem.

  • xcracer123

Posted April 24, 2005 - 10:37 PM

#7

Disregard the horn part - I figured out which wire I disconnected.. plugged it in and the horn works great even without headlight.



The '05 has a horn? :naughty:

  • beermccoy

Posted April 26, 2005 - 08:15 AM

#8

Bump... any additional info on the homemade bracket?? :naughty:

  • barefootbob

Posted April 26, 2005 - 10:41 AM

#9

Get a YZ top triple clamp ,forget the light,"Horn"how stuped is that its a dirt bike.After you shed all the crap they put on that bike and ride it you wont want all that crap.After doing the yz mod on my 04 I dont even want to put hand gards back on, the bike throws around so much better I know I'll have to put some hand protection back on but dont want to.
Horn,show'em your front wheel if they dont let you pass then they are fare game make sure you roost them hard when you pass next time they will pull over.

  • simica

Posted April 26, 2005 - 09:34 PM

#10

I just figured out how to make the pictures I took of my YZ number plate conversion smaller so I can send them out email. If anyone wants to see the pictures pm me.




 
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