Just picked up an 05 WR450F
Posted October 26, 2005 - 05:09 PM
1. Is the exhaust cam retarded one tooth like it used to be or is that just a myth?
2. Are there any other free mods I need to do than the grey wire mod, throttle stop, air box snorkle and the smog crap removal?
3. I have noticed that the exhaust cam plug replacements are not applicable to the 05 WRs... does this mean that Yamaha has fixed the plug-blowout problem? I haven't had a chance to look at the bike yet.
4. Is the stock drain plug magnetic? If not, I need to pick up one.
Think that's it for now. I'll appreciate all your replies.
Posted October 26, 2005 - 06:18 PM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 07:20 PM
The timing is off one tooth from the YZ timing. Most of the people I have read from say that they changed it, then changed it back because it took away from the low end grunt that made them want the WR in the first place.
The decomp plug may be an issue depending on how far into '05 the bike was built. From what I have read..... some still had the plugs and the rest (like mine ) are solid casted over where the plug used to be.
OEM drain plug is not a magnetic type plug but you can get one from most dealerships easily.
My '05 is the best bike I have ever owned or ridden. Not to say that there isn't a better 4-stroke 450 out there, but I dont see how it can be too much better. Like the other dude said, "congratulations." .
Posted October 26, 2005 - 08:54 PM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 03:38 AM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 06:29 AM
Even my mechanic thought he could do it and it made him look like an ass.
The blow-out problem and swingarm/chain-guide prob seems to be fixed in 05
Drain plug not magnetic.
Posted October 27, 2005 - 06:38 AM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 09:28 AM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 09:48 AM
Does the Hot Cam have an auto decomp. yet? Couple years ago when I looked into it, they didn't...