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Yamaha WR450F (2008)


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Added on December 02, 2016



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  • CanadianWR450

    TT Bronze Member

374 posts
Location: New Brunswick

Posted July 05, 2011 - 02:05 PM


Went out on the first "real" ride this year with a couple of other guys, and was mercilessly reminded and educated, on just how bad of shape I'm in..... and on how bad I really need to learn how to ride better.....

Here's a link if you want a good laugh....as usual, the camera doesn't do the hills justice, and the best footage where I'm actually getting the hang of it was covered by the leave that you see hit the lens....and stay there for the nest 10 min....



  • pschiess

    TT Gold Member

1,225 posts
Location: California
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Posted July 05, 2011 - 02:27 PM


Looks like a fun trail. Enjoyed watching the video. A bit far for me to come ride but I wish I could.

  • zlathim

    This new stuff was all my idea.

735 posts
Location: Idaho

Posted July 05, 2011 - 02:58 PM


I washed it. Then I noticed that I forgot to wash the dirtiest area, under the rear fender. I guess I get to wash it again.

  • elcubeo

    TT Member

89 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted July 06, 2011 - 03:16 AM


Grooving the tire and going for a practice ride before the Wiseco John Penton GNCC this Sunday. Just gonna build up some confidence because Snowshoe was pretty humbling.

My friend just bought a newer RM 125 and he's coming along for his first ride in a long time. Always excited to add a new member to the two wheeled family!

@cage: Ouch, hopefully you didn't have to ride too far injured. One time I slipped and fell over and tried to catch my bike. Might I add that the engine was not running because I was stopped waiting for my slow friends. Bad idea. The bike and I landed on my elbow and snapped my wrist! I was 15 miles away from the truck with my left hand literally snapped off and no way to pull the clutch. That was rough, thank goodnes for electric start and the old guy on the KDX who came along and gave me his ace bandage and aspirin.

Heal up straight and you'll be back out riding in no time. We all hope you feel better soon.

Edited by elcubeo, July 06, 2011 - 03:21 AM.
Typos


  • zlathim

    This new stuff was all my idea.

735 posts
Location: Idaho

Posted July 06, 2011 - 06:56 AM


Cool video Canadian. You and I should ride together, as we are about the same skill level.

  • byggd

    TT Titanium Member

2,923 posts
Location: California

Posted July 06, 2011 - 09:26 AM


I washed it. Then I noticed that I forgot to wash the dirtiest area, under the rear fender. I guess I get to wash it again.

Why? You will just get it dirty again :thumbsup:

  • CanadianWR450

    TT Bronze Member

374 posts
Location: New Brunswick

Posted July 06, 2011 - 02:28 PM


Cool video Canadian. You and I should ride together, as we are about the same skill level.


I'm on vacation, so was out again today, and plan on going out next two day's...
It's slowly coming back/getting better...lol
Amazing what just seat time does.....

  • ArcticWR400

    TT Bronze Member

146 posts
Location: Northwest Territories

Posted July 07, 2011 - 11:31 AM


Nice ride, wish i was back east (I'm from NS.) to ride with you. Also good to see someone else that has issues with the big hills covered in bike chucking, bone jarring, teeth clenching sized rocks. :thumbsup: What cam did you use to film that ride? I need one.

  • CanadianWR450

    TT Bronze Member

374 posts
Location: New Brunswick

Posted July 08, 2011 - 01:51 AM


Nice ride, wish i was back east (I'm from NS.) to ride with you. Also good to see someone else that has issues with the big hills covered in bike chucking, bone jarring, teeth clenching sized rocks. :thumbsup: What cam did you use to film that ride? I need one.


GoPro HD...
Awesome camera, tough, and waterproof.

  • zlathim

    This new stuff was all my idea.

735 posts
Location: Idaho

Posted July 09, 2011 - 06:34 PM


Rode the heck out of it. Crashed it. Bent the handlebars and broke the front brake lever.

Ordered a set of pro taper bars off e-bay.

  • Sknight

    TT Bronze Member

151 posts
Location: Georgia

Posted July 09, 2011 - 07:28 PM


Flipped the front tire, cleaned and repacked the nasty front wheel bearings. Tomorrow may bring me doing the head bearings. I guess I'll tackle the rear wheel and swingarm next weekend.

  • Derwud

    TT Silver Member

573 posts
Location: California
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Posted July 10, 2011 - 03:08 PM


I borrowed some pictures from this site, but it was the same thing.

Dual Sport Conversion part 2

Edited by derwud2, July 10, 2011 - 04:29 PM.


  • tribalbc

    TT Addict

4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted July 10, 2011 - 06:41 PM


Flipped the front tire, cleaned and repacked the nasty front wheel bearings. Tomorrow may bring me doing the head bearings. I guess I'll tackle the rear wheel and swingarm next weekend.


Why would you flip a front?

  • Sknight

    TT Bronze Member

151 posts
Location: Georgia

Posted July 11, 2011 - 05:30 AM


Why would you flip a front?

It came to me with a MX compound tire on the front and what street riding I've done has really worn one side of the knobs off and was getting close to hitting the casing of the tire. By flipping it I can wear the blocks the other way and hopefully even it out instead of just wasting one whole side of the tread blocks.

Once that's done I'll put an actual DOT tire on. The Pirelli Scorpion on the rear is wearing great so that's probably what I'll go with on the front.

  • 04WR450F

    TT Bronze Member

364 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted July 11, 2011 - 03:58 PM


Went out on the first "real" ride this year with a couple of other guys, and was mercilessly reminded and educated, on just how bad of shape I'm in..... and on how bad I really need to learn how to ride better.....

Here's a link if you want a good laugh....as usual, the camera doesn't do the hills justice, and the best footage where I'm actually getting the hang of it was covered by the leave that you see hit the lens....and stay there for the nest 10 min....


Good stuff man! Great video. Thanks for sharing. Hang in there. The more you ride, the better you get-condition and skill-wise !

  • redswr

    TT Addict

3,473 posts
Location: California

Posted July 12, 2011 - 09:12 PM


loaded her up and getting ready to take off to the Dunes! Pismo here we come!

  • dgcars

    TT Titanium Member

2,459 posts
Location: Northern Ireland

Posted July 14, 2011 - 11:24 AM


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  • zlathim

    This new stuff was all my idea.

735 posts
Location: Idaho

Posted July 14, 2011 - 12:28 PM


Took me a minute to figure out what you were pointing out. It sure does look purty though, at least that area that has been shined.

  • Magnetic

    TT Member

39 posts
Location: Louisiana

Posted July 17, 2011 - 12:31 PM


What a weekend...

Installed:
Guts Racing tall soft seat foam and comp. cover
FC .50 fork springs
New fork seals and dust covers
13T JT front sprocket
FC 6.0 shock spring
YZ style rear fender
New spark plug
New fuel line

Greased linkage needle bearings
Serviced air filter

I'm ready to go try this new stuff out!


Magnetic

  • Derwud

    TT Silver Member

573 posts
Location: California
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Posted July 17, 2011 - 01:57 PM


Took my bike for a ride around the hood.. Man I love my 450..





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