'05 450 break-in
Posted August 20, 2005 - 06:33 PM
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Posted August 20, 2005 - 10:40 PM
I am not only a newbie to TT but also to riding. I have been teaching myself how to ride for the last year on a used XT 350 dual sport and just got my WR about a month ago. I tooled around on it a little bit in the neighborhood, but today was the first day I got to even get past third gear on a real ride! My question is this: It seems that the bike changed as I rode it. It sounded different, throttle response seemed better, and acceleration felt harder. Do brand new bikes do this or is this just my imagination? If it is really doing this; what is changing with the bike to cause this? Also, what kind of gas does everyone run in their WR? octane? THANKS
The owners manaul suggests 95 octane. But when you read that, they also suggest the way they rate octane. Apparently there are two ways to do so, one that us in America do it at the pump, and another way. Either way you look at it, it wants good octane. After all, it is a 12:1 compression motor. There is a station in my town that sells 94 at the pump, which is what I run in it.
I could probably run less and be ok, but after buying a brand new bike, I think I can shell out the extra 25cents a gallon for the gas.
Posted August 25, 2005 - 07:43 PM
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Now explore doing the free mods and get ready to hold on tight!
Posted October 25, 2005 - 06:01 AM
I am in the same boat as you. Got my Wr450 on Friday and was completely miffed at the response it provided (even called the dealer). However, after a couple of hours the sounds changed and it took off. As the other posts suggest it is the natural progression for the bike being new and all.
Posted October 25, 2005 - 07:26 AM