WR450...Am I too big for it?
Posted August 08, 2005 - 12:24 PM
1. Rolled the bars forward a bit to suit my wingspan. I'm contemplating buying the Longhorn upper clamp with adjustable bar mounts.
2. Modified my rear brake lever/master cylinder plunger so the angle is much lower. I had to lift my foot off the peg to touch the brake prior to this mod.
3. Installed a set of PowerPegs in the low-boy position. The lower .5 inch does make a difference for my leg position. Plus, the pivot in the peg allows a more comfortable foot position for my size 14 boot.
I'm also considering a taller seat with some more padding for my hiney. The stocker is quite thin in the padding department.
My last bike was an XR600 that I rode in the open desert. When I was looking at new bikes for trail riding in Oregon, it came down to the WR450 and the XR650. I decided on the WR because it fit better and was lighter than the XR. I am VERY happy with my decision. GO BLUE!
Posted August 08, 2005 - 03:05 PM
Posted August 08, 2005 - 03:41 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback..... keep them coming.
get the crf450x, its taller, faster, and more powerful. My buddy has an 05 wr450 with a few mods and my 450x is quicker and its stock. Im 6'4 250 pounds
I am between a WR450 and a XR650R and nothing else..... period.
DO not turn this into a flame thread between other bikes.
Posted August 10, 2005 - 02:50 AM
Posted August 15, 2005 - 02:51 PM
Posted August 15, 2005 - 02:56 PM
Posted August 18, 2005 - 08:11 PM
Posted August 19, 2005 - 01:27 PM
Posted August 19, 2005 - 04:08 PM
Posted August 19, 2005 - 04:56 PM
Posted August 20, 2005 - 08:04 AM
I six foot and 270lbs no problems for me, just got some fat bars and bar risers. Would the 650 be to heavy for desert riding.
Posted August 20, 2005 - 08:21 AM
The weight felt about the same and the Honda had way more power. But as noted elsewhere, that was then and this is now. The WR has been well developed over five years while the Honda is the same bike. I have the new 450 on my short list for next year and with more power, lighter feeling, happy button, etc...the situation is much different now, particularly when riding tighter conditions ! I was counting on a next generation aluminum-framed WR though. I guess that will take a little longer?