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Yamaha WR450F (2008)


Owner: Zippo638
Added on December 02, 2016


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  • elcubeo

    TT Member

89 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted December 21, 2012 - 06:59 AM


2smokin- check your valve lash lately? I know, I know, not fun. Think about it though, tough to start, gets worse once she's hot (and the valves are expanded and longer). I'm willing to bet they are a little on the tight side. I have an 06, have beaten its brains out and never experienced any electrical issues other than a voltage reg blowing out. It still ran just popped headlight bulbs.

  • still2smokin
3,230 posts
Location: California
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 05:28 PM


Have not checked them in about 8 months. They were right in the middle of the range, but I guess it couldn't
hurt to check em again, although I kinda ruled the valve lash out because once it cuts out I let it sit for a few hours
and the engine is cold it still wont restart.

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My buddy loaned me his carb to try to rule that out. Now I just gotta wait for this Norcal mud to dry out a bit
and I will give it a try.

When I got the bike the rectifier/regulator was blown, it kept popping light bulbs, replaced it and since then
no more blown bulbs but something odd I noticed. The headlight is bright at idle but gets a little
dimmer with rpm increase. :thinking: Maybe that indicates a stator issue ? Dunno yet, just gonna start
swapping stuff out and test and retest. Sure would be nice if I lived somewhere I could just ride
out of the garage and take it for a spin.

I think its electrical but gotta rule out the carb before I buy a new stator or CDI.

Edited by still2smokin, December 21, 2012 - 07:13 PM.


  • n16ht5

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3,341 posts
Location: Washington

Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:43 AM




  • n16ht5

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3,341 posts
Location: Washington

Posted January 04, 2013 - 08:03 AM


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  • BoiseBee

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177 posts
Location: Idaho
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Posted January 04, 2013 - 08:47 AM


Damn n16ht5... you know you are good when you trail ride with trials riders.... AND a dirt bike with a sidecar!! What is that all about? Awesome videos man, you are definitely hard core! Do I see a SnowBike conversion in your future?


I just finished installing the ProTaper riser bars and Guts Racing after market seat to my 2012!

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  • JDLowrance

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594 posts
Location: California

Posted January 04, 2013 - 01:17 PM


That is one hell of an inspiring video!

Thanks for sharing!

  • Navaho6

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1,372 posts
Location: Louisiana
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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:53 AM


Awesome video and riding skills. Thanks for putting that together. I've got to get me a gopro.

  • exracer2

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59 posts
Location: California

Posted January 06, 2013 - 08:17 AM


Before and after pic of my wr 400

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  • DrFeelGood

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712 posts
Location: Illinois
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Posted January 06, 2013 - 03:55 PM


AND a dirt bike with a sidecar!! What is that all about?


That sidecar wheel looked like a drive tire, too! It was roostin!! Too cool...

  • still2smokin
3,230 posts
Location: California
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Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:02 PM


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Ordered new plastics and found out the tank on my 05 is really an 04 !

I Iwonder if they will fit the BIGAZZ tank that also came with the bike .
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Hell yeah it does !!

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UPS is bringing me lots more goodies in about 4 days !

  • BoiseBee

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177 posts
Location: Idaho
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Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:36 PM


Nice, Still2smokin..... glad the plastics fit the desert tank! Bike looks great.

I like the Bud Light fork upgrade too... ;)

  • Zabrow187

    TT Bronze Member

129 posts
Location: North Carolina
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Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:39 PM


I put my new sm front fender on and ordered a new choke plunger assembly.

  • still2smokin
3,230 posts
Location: California
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Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:56 PM


I put on a YZF rear fender, new rear number plates and # plate stickers with my numbers on it ....
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Kinda thinkin I went to far ....not feelin the front number plate stickers...... but hell, it looked like this when I bought it....

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alot has changed in 14 months !!!

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  • diekatze450

    TT Member

35 posts
Location: Argentina

Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:06 AM


Put on a new graphics kit
New look for the new season
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  • Bushmaster69

    TT Newbie

3 posts
Location: Australia

Posted January 22, 2013 - 03:01 PM


Hi, All new to the forum,

I'm located in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Yesterday I bought an '05 WR450F after weeks of research.

Looks like some great info here and a lot of was very helpful.

Cheers

Brett

  • W R
5,297 posts
Location: Washington
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Posted January 22, 2013 - 03:52 PM


Hi, All new to the forum,

I'm located in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Yesterday I bought an '05 WR450F after weeks of research.

Looks like some great info here and a lot of was very helpful.

Cheers

Brett

Welcome Bushmaster69. Your gonna love that bike!

  • Bushmaster69

    TT Newbie

3 posts
Location: Australia

Posted January 22, 2013 - 07:30 PM


Welcome Bushmaster69. Your gonna love that bike!


Cheers I certainly hope so.Heres a phot, a few scracthes but seems mechanically sound and well looked after.

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  • Bandit9

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2,260 posts
Location: Louisiana

Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:28 PM


Prep for Enduro on Sunday. Changed oil, cleaned air filter, put on new Michelin S12 rear, installed new YZF front fender. Snapped a few pics since this is probably as good as it will ever look. LOL. Click on the thumbnail to make bigger.

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  • Bandit9

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2,260 posts
Location: Louisiana

Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:32 PM


A few more....image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

  • Bandit9

    TT Titanium Member

2,260 posts
Location: Louisiana

Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:36 PM


I like the YZF front fender, didn't think I would when I first installed it, but now that it is on, I like it. What do ya'll think of the YZF front fender?





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