WR450F for commuting?
Posted June 21, 2005 - 06:39 AM
Your worried about an old wives tale.
Posted June 21, 2005 - 02:32 PM
Posted June 21, 2005 - 04:54 PM
That's awesome! what's the new start procedure with auto decomp, and is the new cam just a later model yamaha part, or an aftermarket product?
Posted June 21, 2005 - 11:04 PM
Posted June 22, 2005 - 12:36 AM
That's awesome! what's the new start procedure with auto decomp, and is the new cam just a later model yamaha part, or an aftermarket product?[/QUOTE]
hmmm.. new starting procedure? juz 1 kick n the beast fires rite up!!
the new cam is juz a later model yamaha part.. go get it!!
Posted June 25, 2005 - 01:19 AM
Posted August 11, 2005 - 07:20 AM
Posted August 13, 2005 - 01:28 PM
how often do you have to check the valves on a WR450F? I'm looking for a bike that I can commute 3 miles each way on sunny days and ride in the mountains of colorado on the weekends.
My choices are really between a WR450F and a KTM 625 SXC. I know that the sxc is more meant for that kind of duty, but I've always been a WR fan. I'm sure that the WR is a much better offroader too. I'm just afraid that I'm going to have to do a lot more maintenance on the WR since it's not meant to be a road machine as much.
I was also looking to find a hp rating on the 450 and couldn't. Does anyone know?
I own a 03 WR and it is street legal. If I was mostly going to road ride with some fire roads or open trails, the XR 650R is a better choice. The WR has a really anoying miss at part throttle that make road riding a pain. Undoing the TPS helps that issue. Also I would want slightly taller gearing for the street on the WR.
With that advise, the WR is a better trail bike than the XR. I would own both if I could. One for going to work and dirt road riding, the other for the trails.
My YZ 426 had 2 pikes peak hill climbs, 2 seasons of ice racing, several days at the road race track with no maint issues. I have also taken my WR to PPIR and it has had no transmission issues. I think a cush drive would be critical if you are running slicks or real road tires, but with knobs or DT tires the tire should give enough to let the tranny live.
Posted August 13, 2005 - 02:31 PM
Such a solid bike!
Posted August 16, 2005 - 03:29 AM
About 10k round trip. No problems.
Just change oil and check valve clearance every 3-4 months
I have a set of RGV 250 rims with sticky tyres that have a cush drive built in, so know gearbox issues.
I can swap over to my dirt rims in about 20-30 mins.
This way you can have 2 bikes for the price of one.
Highly recommended, an absolute hoot.