06 WR 450 tips?????????
Posted September 14, 2005 - 04:44 AM
Picking up a new 06 WR 450 this afternoon, what are the latest and greatest tuning tricks and tips for these beasts? Previously a 500cc two stroke owner, new to the thumper world, and looking for all the freebie tips to help this thing scoot. Any links or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Posted September 14, 2005 - 04:53 AM
Posted September 14, 2005 - 09:20 AM
Posted September 14, 2005 - 06:17 PM
Posted September 14, 2005 - 06:33 PM
2. JD Jetting Kit
3. Pro Moto Billet Silent Insert
http://promotobillet...m.asp?itemid=80 (TT's price is $56.95)
4. YZ Throttle Stop (use the search feature)
5. Grey Wire (use the search feature)
6. Remove airbox snorkle
This will make the bike run day and night better. The rest of the mods/parts are based upon your wallet and the type of riding you do.
Posted September 14, 2005 - 06:34 PM
Have the dealer do the mods: throttle stop, fuel screw, grey wire, open the baffle on the exhast pipe. They should prep the bike for you as part of buying a rig from them. Remove snorkel from air box, get a Twinair or UNI air filter. Take off stock Dunlops as they suck.
TT'ers are do it your selfers!
Posted September 14, 2005 - 08:19 PM
Posted September 14, 2005 - 08:33 PM
Inserts dont make a crap pipe good.
Posted September 15, 2005 - 03:58 AM
Posted September 15, 2005 - 04:59 AM
Posted September 15, 2005 - 05:46 PM
yeah ...do it...what clark said, you NEED to know your bike dude...and it will be fun...
Ditton on the DIY mods. When I bought my '05, I didn't have clue one about the mechanics of the thing. Now I have no problem getting into the the bike to do jetting, valves, forks, whatever. The bike is ultra reliable and the included manual is like nothing I've ever seen before with a vehicle. In other words, unless you morph into a baboon on crack when you put a wrench in your hand, you've really got nothing to worry about as far as taking care of the free mods yourself. Besides, TT is such a fantastic source of help and information, that we can guide you through any little hiccup you may experience. Of course, since you're a newbie, we may have to give you a little bit of just to indoctrinate you, but rest assured we won't lead you astray because we all want to hear about the grin your WR permanently attaches to your face. Now grab that ratchet and get to wrenchin' you wussy! ...SC
Posted September 16, 2005 - 04:36 AM
Is anyone doing the mods prior to break in, or are they waiting till after?
Please forgive the dumb questions, I'm a former two stroker...is two stroke a bad word on this forum...
Posted September 16, 2005 - 05:53 AM
I broke mine in with all the mods done. I hadn't even ridden the bike yet before it was all done. The only problem is now I have no clue how much better the bike is over stock...SC
Posted September 17, 2005 - 07:22 AM
Bike is already better, but what about this AIS removal stuff...Is it really necessary to purchase this "kit" or is it something a handy guy such as myself could fabricate? I haven't seen any photos of this "kit" or any descriptions of what it actually consists of...
Posted September 17, 2005 - 08:36 AM
Posted September 17, 2005 - 08:39 AM
Posted September 17, 2005 - 01:42 PM
Like you said, the permanent smile has grafted itself to my mug... After the one hour of quick fixes on the airbox, throttle screw, gray wire and AIS, I went for a quick spin... My neighbors thought Evil Kenevil moved in. I dont think the front tire was on the ground too much. What a difference, I feel sorry for anyone that buys this bike and doesn't know about the mods.
Thanks for all the tips everyone.
Posted September 17, 2005 - 09:34 PM
I ordered these parts from here.. WB_31948 "SKID PLT, WB_511450 "DISC GRD, PU_M60022 ALUM HANDGRDS, WB_511955 "FRAME GRD, PU_NU3251ST UNI FIL, WB_15818 ZIP T FUEL MIX SCRW and a new pipe insert http://promotobillet...m.asp?itemid=80
It looks like the dealer took the snorkel out too.....
I guess there is not much left to do but RIDE....
What an awesome bike.... I have a RM250 and this is my 1st 4 stroke..
Posted September 21, 2005 - 04:40 AM
Thank goodness I don't have to mix gas anymore!