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Yamaha WR450F (2003)


Owner: ScubaruSteve
Added on January 16, 2017



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  • SmackIt

    TT Member

30 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted April 18, 2015 - 09:55 PM


hey Smack it! Where did you get that smaller style white WR headlight from? Or is it a blue one painted with krylon or something similar? Cheers Andy.


It's an exact replica of the OEM Yamaha in white. I found it in China during my last visit. I can get more if people are interested.

  • fixitandy

    TT Bronze Member

127 posts
Location: Australia

Posted April 18, 2015 - 10:03 PM


It's an exact replica of the OEM Yamaha in white. I found it in China during my last visit. I can get more if people are interested.

i'm definitely interested, all depends on cost & logistics as I'm in Australia.

  • SmackIt

    TT Member

30 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted April 18, 2015 - 10:13 PM


i'm definitely interested, all depends on cost & logistics as I'm in Australia.


I thought white was available for '07~'10 in Australia? As far as I know, you guys were the only ones that got white headlight shrouds on the 450?

  • fixitandy

    TT Bronze Member

127 posts
Location: Australia

Posted April 19, 2015 - 02:56 AM


I thought white was available for '07~'10 in Australia? As far as I know, you guys were the only ones that got white headlight shrouds on the 450?

Hi mate, we did get white, black & blue in the 07-11 model, however only the blue ones came with 2 headlights, one which is the same as yours which is known here as the Non ADR (Australian Design Rules) not for on road use & a slightly larger one for on rad use (same shape as OEM) which coincidently is the same lens used in the 2012 to current, as I use mine predominately off road I use the Non ADR & I would very much like a white one, rather than try & paint over a blue one with Krylon, so if you could hook me up that would be great, cheers Andy.

  • JustG

    TT Member

42 posts
Location: Michigan

Posted April 19, 2015 - 05:36 AM


Installed new force rad guards. Next up are new gytr levers that I had to go through hell to get from Australia

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Edited by JustG, April 19, 2015 - 05:40 AM.


  • WRF-Rowdy

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221 posts
Location: Other
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Posted April 23, 2015 - 10:29 AM


Slapped the tag of my '03 onto the 2012 I bought yesterday :cheers:

and rode thru town. (I figured to police a WR450F tag on a WR450F should look ok)

 

I noticed:

- much higher (maybe the MX tires, maybe the pre owner used stiffer springs)

- absolutely great front brake, way better than the one on my '03

- less stiction than the '03 fork

- loud (got slightly better after stuffing in the snorkel)

 

todo:

- trying the quiet muffler insert

- finally get a '06 YZ exhaust cam

- sit it onto a dyno to harvest comparison data for my personal WR400F vs. WR450F-carb vs. WR450EFI shootout

  (WR400F had 40,5 ponies at the wheel, WR450F'03 had ~41 but muuuch more torque around 4000-7000 rpms)

  Setting my late WR400F to YZ timing was tuning action I ever did, the ticket to great torque w/o noise or glowing headers.


Edited by dipr, April 23, 2015 - 10:30 AM.


  • tseller

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14 posts
Location: Colorado
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Posted April 29, 2015 - 08:41 PM


Cleaned my bike and put on my new exhaust.

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  • NewfieThumper

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45 posts
Location: Newfoundland
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Posted May 03, 2015 - 02:09 PM


Went for a quick run....ran into too much snow....going to be a while before our roads open up.

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  • yvesdeclercq

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13 posts
Location: Belgium

Posted May 07, 2015 - 12:04 AM


Took it for a little spin

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  • AtomicGeo

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961 posts
Location: New Mexico
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 04:25 PM


New Carbon Fiber Frame Guards on my 2014.  :thumbsup:

 

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  • buhlockay

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50 posts
Location: California

Posted May 19, 2015 - 05:17 PM


New Carbon Fiber Frame Guards on my 2014. :thumbsup:

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What tires are you running? How do they hold up in slick conditions?

  • buhlockay

    TT Member

50 posts
Location: California

Posted May 19, 2015 - 05:18 PM


Put on my new exhaust ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1432084707.380639.jpg

  • AtomicGeo

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961 posts
Location: New Mexico
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 05:58 PM


What tires are you running? How do they hold up in slick conditions?

 

Those in the pic are the stock tires: Dunlop GeoMax MX51

 

The terrain in Northern New Mexico is generally hard pack, rocky, and clay in the high desert and mountains (i.e., not slick).  I cannot wait till I wear these out.  I prefer the Sedona MX 907HP for the rear in my area.


Edited by AtomicGeo, May 19, 2015 - 06:00 PM.


  • WRF-Rowdy

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Posted May 20, 2015 - 09:45 AM


Actually that was last week in rocky Italian mountains:

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There was the time when the XT600N would have a bathtub sized, tank armour stly aluminum bash plate.

To be followed by WR400F's aluminum engine protection plate.

After that the WR450F'03 at least has come with a part aluminum part plastic protection, that held up a decade.

Now, with the arrival of EFI the '12 comes with a flimsy, brittle pastic guard, that lasted only thrre days.

 

Very embarrassing to listen to a rider of an '04 450EXC talking about his still unbroken plastic STOCK bash plate. That's the guy I#m riding with for over two decades now.

 

Why can't YAMAHA get it right and supply a leather like, "unbreakable" material as the others do,

if they'd want to about aluminum's wiehgt penalty?



  • zd426

    TT Newbie

6 posts
Location: California

Posted May 23, 2015 - 12:39 PM


Supermoto!

Anyone have any input on floating the ground without doing a stator mod?

  • zd426

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6 posts
Location: California

Posted May 23, 2015 - 12:52 PM


Oops didn't upload. Here it is.

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  • zd426

    TT Newbie

6 posts
Location: California

Posted May 23, 2015 - 01:06 PM


Here's the thread....

http://www.thumperta...ing-the-stator/

  • 123devinzz1

    TT Bronze Member

306 posts
Location: Newfoundland

Posted May 29, 2015 - 06:52 PM


Installed a couple opt7 led pods. Love the extra light output. Pic doesnt do it justice. 

 

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  • buhlockay

    TT Member

50 posts
Location: California

Posted May 29, 2015 - 09:36 PM


Put on a hammerhead case saverImageUploadedByThumper Talk1432964175.987662.jpg

  • 123devinzz1

    TT Bronze Member

306 posts
Location: Newfoundland

Posted June 02, 2015 - 06:48 PM


Havent really been on the site since last year. looks like this thread has slowed down big time.







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