05 WR450 VS 05 KTM 450 exc......
Posted July 04, 2005 - 08:46 PM
Posted July 04, 2005 - 10:11 PM
Mine had done about 1200kms and the engine revs so much more freely and is making great power now. It was lame when I first got it.
Have you done all the free mods and got it jetted properly? It makes a huge difference.
Posted July 04, 2005 - 10:38 PM
I drag raced a freind on his new KTM 450exc, and he smoked me! Is Yamaha going to a 6 speed trany soon, or do I need to put a 25" tire on my bike?
Interesting because I ride with several guys and one has an 05 KTM EXC450, the other runs a 04 WR450, it has been uncorked, but stock muffler and everything else. The WR rider weighed more and they "dragged" also, the WR pulled the KTM, didnt blow it away, but just kept pulling further away. The KTM has 11.0 compression while the WR uses 12.5 or 12.3 for th enewer ones. More compression means more "energy". The KTM had a 6 spd, the WR had a 5. But the KTM did swap to a 13 tooth up front, but this would technically give it more grunt you'd think.
Posted July 05, 2005 - 01:34 AM
Posted July 05, 2005 - 06:42 AM
Posted July 05, 2005 - 12:59 PM
Posted July 05, 2005 - 01:11 PM
It makes a huge difference.
Posted July 05, 2005 - 08:30 PM
Posted July 06, 2005 - 05:21 PM
Posted July 06, 2005 - 10:15 PM
What you should do is kick the wr into the pond and pick up a 525exc. Then you might beat the 450exc
besides being an ,he has a point!!!
the 510/540/575cc ktm motors fly. so does the hus 650fse.
and they both have 6 gears.........
more $$$, but well worth it.
Posted July 06, 2005 - 11:42 PM
Posted July 07, 2005 - 06:24 AM
What silencer is recomended? I read about the YOSH in "Dirt Bike" magazine's pipe test, it sounds like the pipe to get...... any other preferences?
I'm running stock pipe with pmb insert. If I was to do a pipe it would be the Yosh ...