WR converted for MX?
Posted October 23, 2006 - 10:42 PM
So, is it feasible to modify the new 07 WR450 to handle Motocross, i.e. tracks. I wanna bike that can take everything I do with my YZ250 but on a WR. I ride maybe 60% trail but I prefer tracks w/big jumps, whoops, rythm sections etc.
The lights are an easy fix and I think the suspension can be revalved and resprung for a MX application. What else needs to be changed? Is the engine similar? I don't mind smooth motors but is the WR detuned? What about gearing? Can sprockets fix that or do gears need to be swapped? I may keep the magic button but how much weight does this add and would this compromise performance on the track? I'm a C level rider in the amateur scene so I don't need some crazy racing bike.
Am I missing anything else as far as modifications go? Are there things different that can't be changed?
Posted October 23, 2006 - 11:12 PM
just my $0.02c worth
Posted October 24, 2006 - 12:14 AM
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Posted October 24, 2006 - 09:39 PM
Actually, I ride my modded WR on tracks quite alot and the biggest challenge is the wide-ratio gearing and the cam timing. Because of those things, the WR doesn't have the quick snap that the YZs have and it is noticeable, especially on jumps. Regardless, I still have a lot of fun riding my WR on the track. I just have to be a bit more choosy about which jumps I commit to and which ones I don't and I have to be very deliberate about shifting and throttle control on the ones I do.
Weight & suspension are your major challanges.
Posted October 25, 2006 - 03:36 AM
I think you will find that there is already plenty available!!! ('06 YZ )
Keep in mind that some aftermarket items for the '07 will be hard to come by for a while...SC
Posted October 25, 2006 - 09:18 PM