brand new wr450?'s


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  • Super Dude

Posted May 01, 2007 - 06:36 PM

#1

I now ride a 04 yz450 and have been thinking about getting a new wr450 or a crf450x. What are your thoughts on the wr vs the x. Also what would i need to do to the wr to make it a great bike. Thanks'
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  • patrickincc

Posted May 01, 2007 - 08:23 PM

#2

I got my 07 wr 450 two weeks ago. I removed the ais and installed the gytr kit. I also got the FMF Q 4 silencer, it was well worth it and runs like a champ. The total price for the bike otd was 6599.00 and I put another 400 in it. Go for it and you wont be sorry.

  • xrmarty

Posted May 02, 2007 - 08:40 AM

#3

The crf450x have been known to blow trannies, especially the 3rd gear. The 07 wr's have now aluminum frame, which looks really nice but makes access to the carb a real pain. 2006 WR's are great, state of the art bikes and can be had, if you can find one, for a lot less money. A dealer where I bought my 07 was selling (maybe still is) an 06 450 for $5199!

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 02, 2007 - 10:58 AM

#4

I have the wr450 and its great. The 05/05 wr's are great bikes.

I ride with a couple of guys who both have crf450x's. Their bikes are great as well ad they have never had a problem. You really can't go wrong with either one.

But why would you be looking to change to a heavier bike? The only complaint (if any) that I would have about my wr450 is that it gets heavy after you've been riding it a while.

I race in Enduro's and just started desert racing. You work 50 times harder in those than you do on the roughest play ride. So it get's really, really heavy after a while.

What type of riding do you do where the wr would be prefered over the yz?

  • old man dan

Posted May 02, 2007 - 11:04 AM

#5

I have an 05 wr and the guy I ride with most of the time has an 07 crfx and I have to admit that the x feels more "flickable" in the singletrack. You can't go wrong either way.

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  • TheBlackSheep

Posted May 02, 2007 - 11:44 AM

#6

I have the wr450 and its great. The 05/05 wr's are great bikes.

I ride with a couple of guys who both have crf450x's. Their bikes are great as well ad they have never had a problem. You really can't go wrong with either one.

But why would you be looking to change to a heavier bike? The only complaint (if any) that I would have about my wr450 is that it gets heavy after you've been riding it a while.

I race in Enduro's and just started desert racing. You work 50 times harder in those than you do on the roughest play ride. So it get's really, really heavy after a while.

What type of riding do you do where the wr would be prefered over the yz?


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  • Super Dude

Posted May 02, 2007 - 03:14 PM

#7

What type of riding do you do where the wr would be prefered over the yz?


I ride zero tracks... mostly desert and gorman, rowher and drinkwater type places. One of the main reasons is for the green sticker!

  • jams229

Posted May 02, 2007 - 04:27 PM

#8

I had a 2005 CRF450X for 2 years. I now own a 2007 WR450.
There are definite pros and cons to both bikes.
Here are a few:

Honda Pros:
1) suspension (does well on the track and does really well in the higher speed off road applications where the Yamaha is too soft.)
2) starter - the Honda starter is lightyears ahead of the Yamaha's
3) steering radius - larger/better then the Yamaha's
4) carb access - far better/easier than the '07 Yammie's
5) rubber-mounted triple clamps - Yamaha's are not = more vibration to the hands...
6) bottom-end grunt - Honda has more of it
7) the Honda is practically ready to ride stock - the Yammie is not
8) ergos - roomier than the Yamaha's - better for me
9) seat - it is a great seat. The Yammie's seat is not.
10) aftermarket items available - most were ready within weeks after the bike was released. Not so with the Yamaha.

Yamaha Pros:
1) feels lighter than the Honda/ turns more quickly
2) suspension (softer than Honda and more compliant in the tight, technical
stuff.)
3) skidplate - not real durable, but better than nothing
4) eye candy: speedo, Excel wheels, Pro Taper bars, foot pegs,
5) transmission - should prove more durable than Honda's
(My transmission froze on me as well - 3rd gear to the countershaft)
6) valves - should last longer than Honda's - (my intake valves were cooked)
7) oil filter - easier to remove and replace

PUSH:

1) mufflers - both great/quiet
2) fuel capacity - both lame
3) double rim locks (on the Yammie) subjective
4) tires (Honda's front is terrible; Yammie's are just o.k.)

Hope this helps.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 02, 2007 - 04:52 PM

#9

I ride zero tracks... mostly desert and gorman, rowher and drinkwater type places. One of the main reasons is for the green sticker!


That's the exact reason I ended up with my 2005. At the time, I really wanted the wr250, but it was red sticker. The 2005 wr450 was green. I was a little scared of the honda because of the complaints.

so I ended up with the wr450, which was too much (and still might be)

Green stickers are a big, big issue for us all here in Cali so I understand where you are coming from.

  • JoeC

Posted May 02, 2007 - 04:53 PM

#10

I had a 2005 CRF450X for 2 years. I now own a 2007 WR450.
There are definite pros and cons to both bikes.
Here are a few:

Honda Pros:
1) suspension (does well on the track and does really well in the higher speed off road applications where the Yamaha is too soft.)
2) starter - the Honda starter is lightyears ahead of the Yamaha's
3) steering radius - larger/better then the Yamaha's
4) carb access - far better/easier than the '07 Yammie's
5) rubber-mounted triple clamps - Yamaha's are not = more vibration to the hands...
6) bottom-end grunt - Honda has more of it
7) the Honda is practically ready to ride stock - the Yammie is not
8) ergos - roomier than the Yamaha's - better for me
9) seat - it is a great seat. The Yammie's seat is not.
10) aftermarket items available - most were ready within weeks after the bike was released. Not so with the Yamaha.

Yamaha Pros:
1) feels lighter than the Honda/ turns more quickly
2) suspension (softer than Honda and more compliant in the tight, technical
stuff.)
3) skidplate - not real durable, but better than nothing
4) eye candy: speedo, Excel wheels, Pro Taper bars, foot pegs,
5) transmission - should prove more durable than Honda's
(My transmission froze on me as well - 3rd gear to the countershaft)
6) valves - should last longer than Honda's - (my intake valves were cooked)
7) oil filter - easier to remove and replace

PUSH:

1) mufflers - both great/quiet
2) fuel capacity - both lame
3) double rim locks (on the Yammie) subjective
4) tires (Honda's front is terrible; Yammie's are just o.k.)

Hope this helps.



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