Yamaha WR400-F Supermoto Question
Posted January 21, 2006 - 09:35 AM
Anyhow thanks in advance
Posted January 23, 2006 - 12:07 PM
Posted January 23, 2006 - 02:38 PM
Posted May 12, 2008 - 08:31 PM
I'll never miss a change to pimp my bike out.
Posted May 13, 2008 - 10:44 PM
Posted May 31, 2008 - 09:29 AM
Posted June 01, 2008 - 10:25 PM
When I got the WR400F home, I stripped the super motard gear off it, put it back to standard then sold the bike for $300 more than what I originally paid for it. A little bit of elbow grease and tyre shine goes a long way!
I now had the complete WR400F supermotard setup and began bolting it onto my WR250F and to my surprise the front bolted straight on. The spacers for either side, the brake caliper relocator and the 320mm front brake disc fitted perfectly.
On the rear, the wheel bolted up perfectly, but two small problems, the brake disc was too small and the rear axle bolt was too thick at the non-threaded end.
I found a solution for both of these. I took the disc to a local Suzuki dealer who said it wasn't off a Suzuki but he could see what he could do. Two weeks later and sucess, I bought a good used rear disc off a TL1000R road bike for $145. I got it home, installed it and it was about 10mm too wide in the overall diameter. This was the machined down and it worked a treat. While at the machine shop, the rear axle bolt was slightly tapered to fit through the rim perfect.
At the start of this year I sold my WR250F and upgraded to a 2007 WR450F. The plan was to keep it just as a dirt bike and buy another road bike but curiosity got the better of me. One weekend afternoon after going for a ride in the local sand dunes, I came home, cleaned up the bike and began swapping out the super motard wheels onto the bike. 50 minutes later and the wheels were bolted up and ready to go.
I'm very suprised that with the simple machining of an axle bolt and changing the rear disc, these wheels fit all Yamaha WR's from 1998-2008.
Below are pictures of the wheels on my bike now. They were all blue, but within the last month, I stripped the wheels back, polished the outer lips, spray painted the inner spoke area with gloss black and fitted brand new tyres. The front is a Pirelli Diablo Corsa 120/60/17 and the rear is a Pirelli Diablo 150/60/17.
I would definetly recommend doing this upgrade to anyone who does a bit of road riding on their WR. The only let down on the bike now is the size of the standard tank. I'm sick of filling up every 100km's, so I will be getting a IMS tank in the near future. As for gear ratios, I'm running a 14 tooth front sprocket and a 43 tooth rear. Still gives the bike plenty of power down low, but the bike will still sit on 110km/h with no problems!
Posted June 09, 2008 - 03:10 PM
Where did you get those?
Posted June 09, 2008 - 03:54 PM