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What did you do to your WR today?

Yamaha WR400F Yamaha WR450F


4445 replies to this topic
  • TurtIe

    TT Newbie

1 posts
Location: Australia

Posted June 03, 2015 - 06:57 AM


Well not really today, but I bought it on Sunday. So I'll count that.

 

-Airbox mod/clean and oil

-Grey wire

-New tyres & tubes

-General tidy up and maintenance

 

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  • Dualsportwr450

    TT Bronze Member

191 posts
Location: California

Posted June 03, 2015 - 10:54 PM


I installed my seat concepts seats on my 08 and my 2012........ Way bad a$$. Just got home from work and there they were in the box

  • PacoPaez

    TT Bronze Member

160 posts
Location: California
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 11:59 AM


Went back to the Yamalink on my 09 450 and I like it I won't be riding too aggresive anymore I think......? I Like being able to tuch the ground with almost all my feet

  • Ngartland

    TT Newbie

4 posts
Location: Michigan

Posted June 08, 2015 - 03:41 PM


I have a 2000 wr400 and I was wondering if I could use a yz400 tank and seat on it?

  • Yzo426f

    TT Newbie

5 posts
Location: US Virgin Islands
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Posted June 09, 2015 - 08:46 AM


Tank
New tank and painted my rims. Full yz to wr frame swap

  • WRF-Rowdy

    TT Bronze Member

221 posts
Location: Other
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Posted June 10, 2015 - 02:09 AM


I have a 2000 wr400 and I was wondering if I could use a yz400 tank and seat on it?

Do so!

I had a '98 WR400F my buddy still(!) has a WR426F and we both loved the ergos of the YZ tank+seat combo.

The WR radiators are a little bit wider but still no offroad bike then had that slim a waist line,

not to metion the ease one can slide one's weight forward!


Edited by WRF-Rowdy, June 10, 2015 - 02:49 AM.


  • WRF-Rowdy

    TT Bronze Member

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 07:56 AM


Trying to reduce the helmholz resonator's food :p

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Edited by WRF-Rowdy, June 10, 2015 - 08:00 AM.


  • simica

    TT Bronze Member

178 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted June 10, 2015 - 11:04 AM


AtomicGeo, on 19 May 2015 - 6:25 PM, said:

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

 

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Hi Atomic, can you provide more info on the frame guards like brand, cost, and where to get?  And are they offered in any other material other than carbon fiber? Thanks!



  • 123devinzz1

    TT Bronze Member

306 posts
Location: Newfoundland

Posted June 10, 2015 - 07:40 PM


Hi Atomic, can you provide more info on the frame guards like brand, cost, and where to get?  And are they offered in any other material other than carbon fiber? Thanks!

Their made by light speed and their pretty much a carbon only company.



  • AtomicGeo

    TT Silver Member

961 posts
Location: New Mexico
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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:59 PM


Their made by light speed and their pretty much a carbon only company.



Correct. They were the only company I could Find that had some for the FI WRs.

  • mattf450f

    TT Member

31 posts

Posted June 11, 2015 - 01:53 AM


Put in a timing chain with a home made roter pulley n sheeve holder .quit down the moter heaps ,who says the wrs are loud moters

  • 123devinzz1

    TT Bronze Member

306 posts
Location: Newfoundland

Posted June 12, 2015 - 07:58 AM


Put in a timing chain with a home made roter pulley n sheeve holder .quit down the moter heaps ,who says the wrs are loud moters

 

My engine sounds like a bag of bolts. People tell me all the time that it sounds bad ahaha. 7 years and 12k later and it still sounds like its about to blow but it never has.



  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

    TT Platinum Member

1,906 posts
Location: Other

Posted June 15, 2015 - 11:51 PM


Time for a new rear tire. 

 

Got a full year out of this M5B, including several tune ups with a knobby knife.  It was my first time using a knobby knife and I now know to stay away from the bottom leading edge of the knobs.  Overall the KK worked really well.  The tire actually got better in snotty conditions as it wore down and I did more doctoring.  Notice that I cut the big middle knob in half.  I also cut some of the side knobs in half.  

 

This was the only missing knob and I abused this tire on rocky hill climbs several times.  Though most of our riding is on soft/wet forest, which is probably why it lasted as long as it did.  I would've kept running the tire if it wasn't for the missing knob. 

 

It still had decent traction.  Keeping the knobby edge sharp makes a huge difference in traction over a rounded edge.

 

I went with a 130 this time.  The old one was a 140.

 

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Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy, June 15, 2015 - 11:56 PM.


  • bopper450

    TT Member

88 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted June 17, 2015 - 05:15 PM


I installed my Una biker rad guards ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1434590130.618686.jpg
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  • 123devinzz1

    TT Bronze Member

306 posts
Location: Newfoundland

Posted June 23, 2015 - 07:31 PM


new chain and sproks.

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  • spankme144

    TT Bronze Member

117 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted June 23, 2015 - 07:39 PM


Bought an FMF Q4 muffler originally for an 06 yz450 for my 01 wr426 dont know if it even fits.


Hooray me! Worste case scenario i can resell it. Got it for $250 cdn used so it wasnt too bad.

  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

    TT Platinum Member

1,906 posts
Location: Other

Posted June 26, 2015 - 09:22 PM


20 mile ride today.  It was 85F at the truck.  Who knows how hot it was in the clearings where there was full sun and no wind.  90F ? 95F ?  We would have done the big loop but people were feeling the heat.

 

Started with 5 riders.  The guy with the dual sport bike couldn't keep up and was done 40 minutes in.  Another rider stayed with him.  That left me, the Gasgas 300 and the KTM 250 2t to play chase in the trees.  So much fun.

 

I managed to take a branch to the helmet and get it caught in my visor.  This knocked me off the bike, which then fell into a tree, which rotated the treebuster bar into my Magura clutch hydraulic line, damaging it.  By the end of the ride I had no clutch !

 

Did I mention how much fun this all was ?  I was easily keeping up with the Gasgas and the KTM, both ridden by experienced riders.  In fact, the KTM rider always wanted me to go ahead because I was following too close most of the time.

 

My WR works great with all the mods I've done to it.   It handles really well and the power is perfect for the trees.  I've got my rear suspension working great.  Changing the HS compression adjuster piston made a huge difference.  I need to tweak the forks with stiffer springs and  remove the bleed valve.

 

Quote of the day.  "Every time I see you climb another hill, I want a 4 stroke just a little bit more."

 

Up above the treeline on the ridge.

 

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If you look across the valley you can see where the tree line is.   We started down in the valley.

 

Edit: FYI, no more overheating issues with the 2.1 bar rad cap.  This was my 3rd ride of the year, with lots of hill climbs, tight trees, etc.  No overheating.  The only time I've seen any steam was for 1 second at the top of a very big climb when the guy in front of me stalled and blocked the trail.  I had to come to a complete stop and wait until he cleared, then slip the clutch like crazy to get going again.  It steamed a tiny bit.  It was fine after that.  I don't run a rad fan and I've removed the boil over bottle.  I think the engine runs much cooler with the YZ exhaust cam.


Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy, June 26, 2015 - 09:32 PM.


  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

    TT Platinum Member

1,906 posts
Location: Other

Posted June 27, 2015 - 09:06 AM


Pulled the boot off my clutch line and found the hydraulic line itself was fine.  The fitting going into the master cylinder came loose.   All it needs is bleeding.



  • Madisyamaha

    TT Member

30 posts
Location: California
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 09:31 AM


Decided to get stator cover plugs aluminum finally and an oil filler cap. Got some gift cards to rockymountain so it was only 4 dollars with shipping

  • BlueBeast400

    TT Member

60 posts
Location: California
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 08:02 PM


Got a good deal on a yz426 tank and seat for my WR400. Only $65 on Craigslist.

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