05 WR450; Hows it goin
Posted June 15, 2005 - 12:37 PM
I got almost 800 miles, won 1 trophy on it so far, changed the oil/filter, air filter, cleaned the fork seals, a gazillion times, adjusted the valves, checked the oil strainer twice and it was clean both times.
I've bent the rear brake rotor (the plastic guard sucks) but was able to straighten it with a crescent wrench, one flat tire (without HD tubes), shredded the stock tires ( replaced w/ Maxxis Dersert IT's).
So Far, I love the bike and the electric start works everytime no problem.
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The bike seems fine, though.
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Zip Ty rear shark fin (good, but does not allow use of a caliper guard)
Scott Damper w/ triple clamp and CR Hi Bars. (Love 'em. I did have to do a lot of weld grinding on the head tube to get the collar to fit flush with the top race)
Cycra Probend handguards with triple clamp mounts (Great, a little long to install compared to Acerbis I used to have)
Renthal dual compound grips...comfy, but good for only about 100 miles. Soft is too soft for me!
MSR skid plate (great fit, easy install and good access to drain plugs, but not screen line without removal)
Works frame guards (don't do much from what I can tell. Too short to protect the frame tubes above a couple inches over the swingarm pivot...they look cool)
Unabiker Rad guards, are very good.
I'm going to try some ProGrip gripper pads on the air box and at the back of the tank. The gripper seat is good. I just want more grip at knee level when standing.
Next thing? Suspenson, Pipe, big tank...
Overall I'm happy with my WR. It's a bit of a work out in super-tight stuff. In medium to high-speed stuff it's awesome