450exc vs wr450

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  • drzjay400e

Posted August 14, 2005 - 01:16 PM


Good friend of mine sunk $300+ on a new yosh for his wr450. :D I want to help the guy out because I still crawl away from him :eek: with a stock 450exc (new jd jetting kit of course). What else can the fella do to keep up :D . How much money does he need to invest or should we convince him in getting the 525exc? :D

  • WR250G

Posted August 14, 2005 - 03:14 PM


To keep up with a ktm? Start the bike?

  • drzjay400e

Posted August 14, 2005 - 04:14 PM


Starting the bike seems to be pretty easy for him since he had just replaced his starter on his new 05 wr450 but the hard part is passing me. I can't even imagine racing a 250. I don't think it is worth the petrol.


Posted August 14, 2005 - 04:23 PM


Some easy mods would be YZ timing, YZ cam, etc.

I assume he has already done the throttle stop? Maybe not seeing he cant pass you?

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  • tacoma426

Posted August 14, 2005 - 04:48 PM


Are u sure he can ride good. I would think that a wr450 would not have much problem keeping up or passing your bike. I know my yz426 doesn’t have any prob. with the orange bikes. :D

  • WR250G

Posted August 14, 2005 - 05:08 PM


Sure you'd put up for the petrol, you bought a ktm.

  • MisterMan

Posted August 14, 2005 - 07:48 PM


tell him to go to a 40-47 rear sprocket....thats his only chance :D that KTM 525 is crazy......no words can explain it.


Posted August 15, 2005 - 09:09 AM


I doubt this guy has done the throttle stop on his WR.

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