Wr450 Great Choice
Posted July 09, 2007 - 03:50 PM
Just got back from my first ride on my 06 WR450...been reading the forum for awhile now and saw all the concerns from many about "to much bike"...well, I hadn't ridden in 5 years and am older! But, I knew right away that my bike could take anything I chose to throw at it (which ain't much, rode Carnegie CA green trails for an hour and then tackled blue trails the second hour)...the good news is when you need power, you got power...those uphill climbs at Carnegie were a blast....
Anyway, just wanted to share another perspective on this great bike!
OK, only issue I had was gear shifting...struggled to get into higher gears...searched the forum and may have figured it out...other than my boot is too friggin big!
Posted July 09, 2007 - 04:49 PM
Posted July 09, 2007 - 05:44 PM
Posted July 10, 2007 - 04:38 PM
Also, it might just be new boots, tech 8s size 11...think I should just wait for boot break in?...thanks...KS
Posted July 10, 2007 - 05:05 PM
Posted July 11, 2007 - 09:30 AM
Mine were horribly stiff as well until I went on a long and wet trail ride where my boots were absolutely soaked. After that they were great.
They still provide great protection too as I dropped the bike and the peg ended up on top of my foot, crushing it into the ground. It hurt like hell but no serious damage. I could still walk on it easily enough though I'm sure I broke something in there. There are a lot of little bones in the foot. I'm afraid to think what would have happened if I wasn't wearing them.
Posted July 11, 2007 - 12:07 PM
Posted July 12, 2007 - 06:35 AM
Right now the only thing my 04 WR450 is missing is EFI for it to be perfect.
That and to be plated from the factory
Posted July 13, 2007 - 09:41 AM
The YZ and WR shifters are the same.
Thanks, checked out their website...think this is exactly what I need...1 question though...the Yamaha parts for the shifter r YZ specific...did you have any issues installing on a WR?
Appreciate everyone's advice/help....Regards, KS