06 WR 450 Advice
Posted October 04, 2006 - 11:07 PM
Posted October 05, 2006 - 04:17 AM
Change the oil after every other three rides. Its cheap. Clean your filter also. AFter a couple of times, it will take you 20 mins to do. Change your oil filter on every third oil change. Keep tons of oil, a few filters, filter cleaner and filter lube in your garage.
In the beginning, I would think that you want to change your oil more often. According to what you state you are doing, I would walk away from the computer and go change your oil right now!.
Check your own valves. Get the motopowervideo and you can do it yourself. That video makes everything so easy...
Change that rear tire. Once you do the mods, you will find that wheel spinning all over the place. Mine used to scare the absolute hell out of me. Since it is your first bike, and I am assuming that you are still working on your skills, get a trials tire. I did and I am now having a hard time considering anything else.
then replace that front tire before it washes out on you, the bike falls on your leg and you end up on crutches. Just in case you wait too late to do this, I have spare crutches and an expensive air cast boot for sale.
Use heavy duty or ultra heavy duty tubes for both.
After the tires, get new springs for your weight for the front and rear. Set your sag. Its a piece of cake to do these things yourself, including changing your tire. It will be better for you to know how to do this stuff instead of being stuck out in the middle of nowhere.
Last thing you will need is some bar protectors. I have the moose racing ones. Nothing will get damaged quicker than the levers and grips. Once they do, your day is over.
Have fun and I hope to see you out there.
Posted October 05, 2006 - 05:21 AM
You should be changing your oil at no more than 10 hours, but I change mine every ride day or weekend. I use a stainless filter, which gets cleaned every oil change. If you want to stretch your dollar with the filters, get a stainless one, but don't use old filters. You'll be much better served if you use cheap oil and change it and the filter frequently than using expensive oil with long OCI's and multiple oil changes on the filter.
Posted October 05, 2006 - 10:01 AM
Posted October 05, 2006 - 11:29 AM
You'll probably need to re-jet after the exhaust and free mods. Check the sticky at the top of the forum for specs that match your exact bike and riding conditions.
Posted October 05, 2006 - 01:03 PM
Regarding the "trials" tire, they do in fact have unbelieveable grip. You are right in that expert riders want more control when purposely sliding or spinning their tire. But only really experienced riders wouldn't like the extra traction. The sidewall on them are pretty stiff, much stiffer than the Dunlop 756 that I just put on the front.
I run 12-13 lbs of pressue. It feels almost perfect. After about six months, I have no downsides.
You will definitely have to rejet. But its a piece of cake. Just get the videos that I mentioned. However, the tutorials found on this site are more than good enough.
Posted October 05, 2006 - 02:00 PM
Posted October 05, 2006 - 04:29 PM
Posted October 06, 2006 - 05:41 AM
Posted October 06, 2006 - 08:53 PM
Try scanning the offroad forum for trials tire and you will find tons and tons of information.
Posted October 07, 2006 - 02:31 AM
Posted October 07, 2006 - 05:11 AM