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  • mcflzwr450f

Posted April 09, 2007 - 07:34 PM

#1

Hi everyone,
I just picked up my first thumper, 07 WR450f. I like the bike very much, I have had CR500's for the last fifteen years and this 450 is a welcome change. The electric starter is the greatest thing I have ever had on a dirt bike!!! I can't wait to go ridding again...

  • resinlips

Posted April 09, 2007 - 08:06 PM

#2

Good for you! Great bike you'll learn to love and hate it.

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted April 10, 2007 - 08:28 AM

#3

Hi everyone,
I just picked up my first thumper, 07 WR450f. I like the bike very much, I have had CR500's for the last fifteen years and this 450 is a welcome change. The electric starter is the greatest thing I have ever had on a dirt bike!!! I can't wait to go ridding again...


Hi mcflzwr450f,

Great choice of Thumper! There is a good article in the latest Dirt Rider about our bikes.

I encourage you to perform all of the "free mods" to improve the performance of your 450.

Have fun!

-Jay

  • kevinwr450f

Posted April 14, 2007 - 04:45 PM

#4

You are gonna love this bike especially after some mods!! Make sure to HANG ON!!!

  • crosstx

Posted April 15, 2007 - 06:51 AM

#5

Welcome
I'm a newb to the thumpers also
Looks like you made a good decision as to which bike to get. I have always been a yamaha guy but found myself lookin' at the Honda X's but rode a uncorked WR and WoW it's like night and day. I plan on picking mine up as soon as I get my knee surgery taken care of.

  • jams229

Posted April 15, 2007 - 12:02 PM

#6

You are gonna love this bike especially after some mods!! Make sure to HANG ON!!!


Coming off of a CR500, I doubt he will be overcome by the power of the WR!

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  • crooks420

Posted April 15, 2007 - 12:24 PM

#7

I hope you enjoy the WR 450 as much as the rest of us do.

this 450 is a welcome change. The electric starter is the greatest thing I have ever had on a dirt bike!!! I can't wait to go ridding again...

:thumbsup: Always start cold with the kicker, use the magic button sparingly. Better to avoid this:
http://www.thumperta...t=starter noise

:worthy:

Do the free mods, and let it rip.......

Jesse

  • mcflzwr450f

Posted April 15, 2007 - 12:32 PM

#8

I think the WR is going to be the best bike I have ever had...Ridding a CR500 isn't easy, halfway through the day you are just beat-up from a 500. The 450 is just so smooth that you do not realize how fast you are going. Half way through the day I'm not tired...that is soo nice. I'm going out with my brother this week and he has a 05 CRF450x, I will update you guys on how the ride goes...

  • mcflzwr450f

Posted April 15, 2007 - 12:38 PM

#9

I hope you enjoy the WR 450 as much as the rest of us do.


:thumbsup: Always start cold with the kicker, use the magic button sparingly. Better to avoid this:
http://www.thumperta...t=starter noise

:worthy:

Do the free mods, and let it rip.......

Jesse


Did the mods before I ever rode it (couldn't bring myself to ride it choked up), can't kick a bike that much anymore due to knee sugeries (that's why I bought a wr). If the starter goes out I will replace it.

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted April 15, 2007 - 05:06 PM

#10

:thumbsup: Always start cold with the kicker, use the magic button sparingly. Better to avoid this:
http://www.thumperta...t=starter noise

Jesse


I have a riding buddy with a '96 KTM 450. I kick the WR over instead of using the joy button pretty frequently.

He says, "You're mocking me, aren't you?" "You bastard! Push the damn button already!"

-Jay

  • mcflzwr450f

Posted April 15, 2007 - 07:00 PM

#11

I have a riding buddy with a '96 KTM 450. I kick the WR over instead of using the joy button pretty frequently.

He says, "You're mocking me, aren't you?" "You bastard! Push the damn button already!"

-Jay



How is kicking starting the WR, I have yet to try...

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted April 16, 2007 - 04:32 PM

#12

How is kicking starting the WR, I have yet to try...


It's a piece of cake. I have yet to kick it more than 4 times to start it cold.

Hot starts are even better! I believe I have never kicked it more than twice to start it hot with the hot start lever pulled in.:thumbsup:

-Jay

  • mcflzwr450f

Posted April 16, 2007 - 07:05 PM

#13

It's a piece of cake. I have yet to kick it more than 4 times to start it cold.

Hot starts are even better! I believe I have never kicked it more than twice to start it hot with the hot start lever pulled in.:thumbsup:

-Jay



Nice, I will try it on my next ride. Thanks.




 
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