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What did you do to your WR today?

Yamaha WR400F Yamaha WR450F


4429 replies to this topic
  • ASternad

    TT Silver Member

726 posts
Location: California

Posted December 20, 2010 - 08:53 AM


I'm in the process of pulling off all my aftermarket goodies and putting them in the classifieds section. Got bitten by the 2stk bug.

  • tribalbc

    TT Addict

4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted December 20, 2010 - 11:02 AM


Been doing my full rebuild of the bike. Might of Fed up my crank removing the balancer shaft :excuseme:


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  • bulldog1331

    TT Bronze Member

214 posts
Location: Alberta

Posted December 20, 2010 - 11:05 AM


^^Nothing as exciting as Tribal^^
But I did put a Race Tech 6.0 spring in last week to help the suspension drag my butt around next summer:ride::excuseme:.

  • Thommo_400f

    TT Silver Member

546 posts
Location: Australia
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Posted December 20, 2010 - 01:18 PM


I have the same exhaust.
I assume you don't have any packing left in your exhaust and that's why it fell out.
I repacked mine around the baffle and it did make it a bit quieter, but mine has no end plates, straight through.....woohoo she was loud to start with!. If you have the end plate still in yours should be a lot quieter if you repack it and you won't lose any power.

  • Shred Jesse

    TT Silver Member

707 posts
Location: Oregon

Posted December 20, 2010 - 04:00 PM


I am down with loud, and nowhere I like to ride is noise sensitive... although my douchey neighbors hate me. I may just spring for all new exhaust. This one looks like it was installed by a monkey, abused six ways to sunday, and may just not be worth saving.

  • 96sp00wr

    TT Member

45 posts
Location: Other

Posted December 21, 2010 - 04:52 PM


WR400 Cleaned up, new parts and ready for the rains to stop in CA. I still really love this bike. Posted Image

  • mweitz

    TT Bronze Member

259 posts
Location: California

Posted December 21, 2010 - 05:06 PM


That looks amazing.

It is a testament to Yamaha that so many 400 / 426 are still on the road / trails. :excuseme:


WR400 Cleaned up, new parts and ready for the rains to stop in CA. I still really love this bike. Posted Image



  • tribalbc

    TT Addict

4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted December 21, 2010 - 05:27 PM


WR400 Cleaned up, new parts and ready for the rains to stop in CA. I still really love this bike. Posted Image


Wow that is one mint 400 :excuseme:

  • tribalbc

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4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted December 21, 2010 - 08:48 PM


Well decided my crank should be good, hopefully.....
Got my balancer shaft and bearings in, new camchain & rear guide, new piston in and started to figure out my valve shim #'s I need on my newly worked over head.
I had it ported, polished, new seats cut and new valves and springs :excuseme:

The work of art head


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A work in process

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  • byggd

    TT Titanium Member

2,923 posts
Location: California

Posted December 22, 2010 - 02:37 PM


WR400 Cleaned up, new parts and ready for the rains to stop in CA. I still really love this bike. Posted Image

SWEET!

I know what you're saying .... I doubt I will ever sell my four2six! :excuseme:

  • jandro

    TT Newbie

9 posts
Location: California

Posted December 23, 2010 - 11:53 AM


[quote name='tribalbc']Well decided my crank should be good, hopefully.....
Got my balancer shaft and bearings in, new camchain & rear guide, new piston in and started to figure out my valve shim #'s I need on my newly worked over head.
I had it ported, polished, new seats cut and new valves and springs :excuseme:

The work of art head


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A work in process

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Did you port and polish? Or did you have someone do it?

  • tribalbc

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4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted December 23, 2010 - 05:23 PM


[quote name='jandro'][quote name='tribalbc']Did you port and polish? Or did you have someone do it?[/QUOTE]

I had the head ported and valve seats cut by Mongoose Machine.
Best machine shop in western Canada :excuseme:

Porting and seat cutting is a little beyond me, not to mention the tools needed.

  • jandro

    TT Newbie

9 posts
Location: California

Posted December 24, 2010 - 08:47 AM


[quote name='tribalbc'][quote name='jandro']

I had the head ported and valve seats cut by Mongoose Machine.
Best machine shop in western Canada :excuseme:

Porting and seat cutting is a little beyond me, not to mention the tools needed.[/QUOTE]

It's good to see a fellow WR owner take such pride in there ride. Makes me think about how long I can really hold on to my fun machine. Keep up the good work!

  • jayh300

    TT Platinum Member

1,861 posts
Location: Texas

Posted December 24, 2010 - 08:50 AM


looking good Tribal... i went out and lookd at mine this week....

  • tribalbc

    TT Addict

4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted December 24, 2010 - 09:41 AM


looking good Tribal... i went out and lookd at mine this week....


It's a long slow process. I've been doing the RM at the same time so it's been basically rebuilding 2 bikes from the ground up. Fit in time for work, the kid...
I should have this baby all done sometime in January here, which is all that really matters because the first riding around here doesn't happen till Febuary.
It's going to be better than a new bike. Big list of parts going on.

New
Camchain and rear guide
13.5-1 JE piston
Valves and springs
Jardine RT-5 exhaust
Balancer shaft/ bearings, waterpump impeller, seals
TT 100w Stator
TT X-2 headlight
Plastics
Graphics
Handguards
Chain,sprockets, brake pads
Rebuilt suspension and complete regrease

The motors all together now minus the clutch and right hand cover, just need to clean the plates up a bit. I went with the YZ intake and WR exhaust cam this time so I should have a reliable estart. I can't wait to see how she goes with the fresh motor, new exhaust and flowed head :excuseme:

  • travertt

    TT Bronze Member

422 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted December 24, 2010 - 09:51 AM


Sure would like to have the tools, space and expertise to do what "Jandor" and "tribalbc" are doing.

But on a more pedestrian note, in the last couple of weeks I have...

Installed new rear brake pads
Put on new rear tire
Replaced rear sprocket
Installed new chain
Replaced front sprocket
Replaced chain slider
Installed new skid plate
Replaced front wheel bearings

Now I have to wait four months before I can ride again...arrrgh!

  • stinky1

    TT Newbie

7 posts
Location: Yukon

Posted December 24, 2010 - 12:01 PM


Putting the track back on the 450 & hopping the weather warms a little.

  • stinky1

    TT Newbie

7 posts
Location: Yukon

Posted December 25, 2010 - 01:30 PM


The bike is in winter mode now.
Merry Christmas all.Posted Image

  • jcbikes

    TT Bronze Member

191 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted December 25, 2010 - 02:59 PM


Had a really nice ride on the wr426 today. Did a dual-sport ride today here in the Denver area up in the foothills. Very little traffic out so was able to just take my time and enjoy the day. Not too many Dec. 25ths you can do that with out snow up there and cold temps.
Hope all had a Merry Christmas.

  • gggsxr11

    TT Newbie

24 posts
Location: Australia

Posted December 25, 2010 - 07:01 PM


man does that thing actually go ,is it hard to ride or what.





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