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What did you do to your WR today?

Yamaha WR400F Yamaha WR450F


4430 replies to this topic
  • fatandforty

    TT Newbie

18 posts
Location: Australia

Posted October 14, 2010 - 02:27 AM


I gave my 99 WR400 a birthday.

I changed this:
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To this:
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New YZ plastics, tank & seat. Polisport MMX headlight and Ringmaster graphics.

Edited by fatandforty, October 22, 2010 - 11:57 PM.
Fixed link to 'before' image


  • byggd

    TT Titanium Member

2,923 posts
Location: California

Posted October 14, 2010 - 02:22 PM


I gave my 99 WR400 a birthday.

I changed this:
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To this:
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New YZ plastics, tank & seat. Polisport MMX headlight and Ringmaster graphics.

Very nice job!! :smirk::thumbsup::p

  • 2in2out

    TT Bronze Member

352 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted October 16, 2010 - 11:14 PM


I came home tonight from driving 2600 miles to find my dog chewed my right radiator shroud, right fork guard and front fender to bits, and chewed through the speedo cable.

I haven't even gotten to ride it, and I have to replace plastics already. @%$&ing DOG!!!:smirk:

Anyone have a speedo cable they aren't using from an 07-10? I have a lab to trade if so...

  • byggd

    TT Titanium Member

2,923 posts
Location: California

Posted October 17, 2010 - 06:57 AM


Maybe you shouldn't lock the dog in the garage :smirk:

  • 2in2out

    TT Bronze Member

352 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted October 17, 2010 - 07:20 AM


Basturd has free roam of the back yard, and we have a dog door to the garage so he can get out of the weather.

He just knows I love the bike more than him. It's a jealousy thing.

  • stev0

    TT Bronze Member

407 posts
Location: South Africa

Posted October 17, 2010 - 08:08 AM


Basturd has free roam of the back yard, and we have a dog door to the garage so he can get out of the weather.

He just knows I love the bike more than him. It's a jealousy thing.



cute lirrel puppy!


PIX!

  • 2in2out

    TT Bronze Member

352 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted October 17, 2010 - 10:49 AM


No pics. I don't do the public image hosting thing. This is the extent of my social networking.

  • 2in2out

    TT Bronze Member

352 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted October 17, 2010 - 08:24 PM


Bought new plastics to replace some of the ones the dog ate. Made an order from TT store to replace the headlight (I'll have a BD headlight assembly for sale soon, PM me)with an 07 unit, exhaust insert, IMS tank, JD kit, fuel screw, and a new Trailtech Vapor (a speedo cable cost $20 more than the Vapor).

Contacted DaveJ at SPI about my suspension rebuild.

I saved my Tusk Enduro kit from my last bike. I'm going to put the turn signals in Cycra guards instead of the Tusk D-flex. I like the white better.

By X-mas, hopefully I'll have the dinero for the FMF SS powerbomb and Q4Ti exhaust and DOT tires for my plate.

HID conversion by March, and GUTS seat.

Moab ready by April.

  • BKRacing

    TT Bronze Member

465 posts
Location: California

Posted October 17, 2010 - 08:24 PM


I gave my 99 WR400 a birthday.

I changed this:
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To this:
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New YZ plastics, tank & seat. Polisport MMX headlight and Ringmaster graphics.


Looks sweet. I don't think we can get those graphics here in the US. Too bad, they look real nice. I was checking out their website and it seems like they do it right. I bought One Ind graphics and was pissed, they are not what I was hoping for and hardly came with anything.

  • Shred Jesse

    TT Silver Member

707 posts
Location: Oregon

Posted October 18, 2010 - 10:13 AM


Welp, I didn't do anything today... but this weekend:

Saturday --> Hit up Eddiesville MX course and rallied around that course. I learned a lot by getting advice from a MX racer friend of mine. I had to replace my shift lever as it stripped out, but fortunately I found a steel one from the parts bin, mounted it, and with a lot of clever bending with crescents wrenches I now have a pretty legit shifter, but I had to ditch the chain guard (not the guide) in order to allow the shifter enough free play.

Sunday --> Hit up Lyda camp in the Tillamook forest (oregon) and rallied out archers firebreak, back, and then out chute and elliot creek and back. Damn fun riding, and I conquered a bunch of hill climbs and other crazy terrain that had previously bested me. I'm getting used to the whole "pin it and let the bike soak it up" nature of my WR. My old bike would just throw me off!





So yeah, lots of progression as a rider, and some regression for bike condition, got a long list of stuff to do over the winter:

1- Chain and sprockets.
2- Tons of bearings (swing arm, front wheel, suspension pivot stuff, steering head).
3- Get forks and shock serviced.
4- New brake lever (it's gnarly bent, previous owners idea of "custom").
5- Proper shift lever.
6- New rear tire.
7- ... other things I probably forgot?

  • byggd

    TT Titanium Member

2,923 posts
Location: California

Posted October 18, 2010 - 02:14 PM


Basturd has free roam of the back yard, and we have a dog door to the garage so he can get out of the weather.

He just knows I love the bike more than him. It's a jealousy thing.

Just busting your chops. I've had many dogs and while an adult lab is a great dog i've known them to be the most distructive puppies ever!

  • djrevz

    TT Bronze Member

133 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Posted October 19, 2010 - 02:08 PM


Rebuilt my engine put a new piston and rings in and fitted my new custom rear plastics :excuseme:Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Edited by djrevz, October 20, 2010 - 01:10 PM.


  • pismowr

    TT Bronze Member

175 posts
Location: California
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Posted October 20, 2010 - 07:04 AM


Nice!! looks like a fun ride

  • stev0

    TT Bronze Member

407 posts
Location: South Africa

Posted October 20, 2010 - 07:08 AM


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Can anybody confirm if there are white shrouds available for my 06? Id like to go the white fender / white shroud route?

  • djrevz

    TT Bronze Member

133 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Posted October 20, 2010 - 12:35 PM


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Can anybody confirm if there are white shrouds available for my 06? Id like to go the white fender / white shroud route?


Hey you can yes, this site may help im sure you can find a site in your area for the same currency etc. :excuseme:

http://www.acerbis.c...s_yz_yzf_wr_wrf

  • djrevz

    TT Bronze Member

133 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Posted October 20, 2010 - 01:05 PM


I am rebuilding my other wr this one is a 400 with a 426 crank, barrel and piston, but not sure what colour to do the engine... silver with silver moto wheels? thats my thoughts at the moment...

It would be great to hear some ideas from you all. best regards dale. :excuseme:

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  • ARyder

    TT Bronze Member

113 posts
Location: Arkansas

Posted October 21, 2010 - 05:42 AM


I put new grips on the bike....................on the wrong side.....:excuseme: I never even thought about the size difference in throttle side and left side..........:smirk: Throttle side was a PITA, but it wont move...left side grip comes off and on way too easy. Back to Yamaha for another set of new grips. This is what's called a "bought" lesson LOL

  • TnTFx

    TT Bronze Member

142 posts
Location: Indiana

Posted October 21, 2010 - 09:51 AM


We just had this older WR in the shop to build the template for the graphics for it.
It's a cool bike!
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  • YHGEORGE

    Get Help Now

13,435 posts
Location: Texas

Posted October 21, 2010 - 04:16 PM


I am rebuilding my other wr this one is a 400 with a 426 crank, barrel and piston, but not sure what colour to do the engine... silver with silver moto wheels? thats my thoughts at the moment...

It would be great to hear some ideas from you all. best regards dale. :excuseme:

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Be carefull. Easy to make a bike look silly when overdone.

  • 2in2out

    TT Bronze Member

352 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted October 21, 2010 - 07:45 PM


On the new to me 07, did the grey wire, snorkel, replaced most of the dog chewed plastics.

Got my Trailtech Vapor today. I mistakenly ordered the wrong one (98-05), and called TT for an RO#. They called TrailTech, and the part kit I need is being shipped this afternoon no charge!!! That's F'ing service!!!!:excuseme:





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