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  • Rboast

    TT Newbie

9 posts
Location: Washington

Posted December 30, 2015 - 03:56 PM


Thanks I wish I could take credit. The nice man I purchased it from did it all. Bike has an estimated 600 miles on it. Can't wait for the snow to melt so I can go give it a try

  • still2smokin
3,229 posts
Location: California
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Posted December 30, 2015 - 07:00 PM


Washed it and replaced the Velcro that held my tail light on for the last 2 years :thumbsup:

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Still need to do an oil/air filter change and repack the exhaust before Sat .

 

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Edited by still2smokin, December 30, 2015 - 07:02 PM.


  • Wristrockit

    TT Bronze Member

278 posts
Location: Washington

Posted December 31, 2015 - 07:16 PM


Hauled the plated one up to Wall of China Mart for a guy to look at it. He's gonna buy it. I'll miss it but I won't miss the payment. Frees up some money for needful things. : )

  • Turd Ferguson Sr.

    TT Newbie

17 posts
Location: California

Posted January 01, 2016 - 03:53 PM


Bought my 2014 WR 450 couple of weeks ago.  I haven't had the chance to go out and ride yet because we have a 2 week old newborn.  So, what does one do when he can't ride?  Wrench.  First thing i did was add the ECU and throttle screw.  Next thing was add some Cycra hand guards (bark busters).  After that came the Devol radiator guards.  But, what I did today was add a Scott's Steering Damper SUB Mount.  It took a little longer than i thought, but the installation was smooth without any hiccups (just make sure you block the wheel and put a tie down between the frame and the front wheel!!!).  

 

I also have a few more things coming in the mail:  FMF PC4, Devol Skid Plate and IMS tank (clear).  Looking forward to getting out there!



  • Agazza

    TT Bronze Member

124 posts
Location: Sweden
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Posted January 03, 2016 - 11:42 PM


I haven't done much to it lately, just been riding it.

 

Same here, not much snow yet this winter, not too many sleds out in the trails. 

 

But i have to watch where i ride, so i don´t mess upp my tyres

 

 

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  • Stumpy45

    TT Newbie

16 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted January 04, 2016 - 08:14 AM


First off, I bought a new 2015 WR 450 last week and decided to break it in yesterday. What a great time, break in went very smooth.  This week when my shipment arrives, I will be adding GYTR Radiator guards, hand guards, silencer, IMS tank and my Obie link guard. My Scott steering stabilizer adapter for the WR will be ordered this week along with the ECU competition kit with tuner.  In two weeks I will be getting the bike inspected and plated here in Colorado. I am new to blogging on Thumper Talk and have learned so much from all of you, thank you for all your blogging.    


Edited by Stumpy45, January 04, 2016 - 08:22 AM.

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  • Turd Ferguson Sr.

    TT Newbie

17 posts
Location: California

Posted January 05, 2016 - 09:13 AM


Added the FMF PC4 last night. Sounds crisp. IMS tank and skid plate arrive today. Looks like Sunday I will be able to get out there and ride. Gonna be a mud bowl!!!!!!!

  • W R
5,289 posts
Location: Washington
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Posted January 05, 2016 - 10:04 AM


First off, I bought a new 2015 WR 450 last week and decided to break it in yesterday. What a great time, break in went very smooth.  This week when my shipment arrives, I will be adding GYTR Radiator guards, hand guards, silencer, IMS tank and my Obie link guard. My Scott steering stabilizer adapter for the WR will be ordered this week along with the ECU competition kit with tuner.  In two weeks I will be getting the bike inspected and plated here in Colorado. I am new to blogging on Thumper Talk and have learned so much from all of you, thank you for all your blogging.    

 

Welcome to TT Stumpy45. I am sure you will have plenty to offer back so don't be shy.

 

By the way that is a great bike isn't it!



  • Stumpy45

    TT Newbie

16 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted January 05, 2016 - 10:10 AM


W R, Thanks, I will do my best to provide feedback.  So far I really like the bike, most of the people I ride with, ride WRs and I have owned many Yamaha's in the past. Also IMO I received a good deal at the end of the year on the 2015 so I couldn't pass it up.  :-) :goofy:



  • simica

    TT Bronze Member

178 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted January 05, 2016 - 07:12 PM


Hey Stumpy, where in Colorado do you live? I moved to the western slope, Montrose, a little over a year ago. I have a 2014 WR450 that is dual sported. Welcome to TT!

  • RMK800

    TT Silver Member

862 posts
Location: Utah
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Posted January 05, 2016 - 07:22 PM


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Getting it ready to sell. Checked the valves. All in spec. Regreased linkage, steering stem. Changed oil and air filter. Cleaned her up, man I'm going to miss this bike. Well maybe not too much :)

Edited by RMK800, January 05, 2016 - 09:34 PM.


  • RockerYZWR
1,394 posts
Location: Florida
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Posted January 05, 2016 - 08:56 PM


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Getting it ready to sell. Checked the valves. All in spec. Regreased linkage, steering stem. Changed oil and air filter. Cleaned her up, man I'm going to miss this bike. Well maybe not to much :)

Yeah, I think you'll be able to cope...somehow.

  • surfez

    TT Member

33 posts
Location: New Zealand
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 01:20 PM


My New Zealand "New" 2009 WR450F 

 

I've had this 2 weeks now from 0'kms over Christmas break, I have done the following.

 

Radiator braces, Hand guards off my old bike (the guards it came with give poor coverage) YRD factory jets as supplied by Yamaha dealer for New Zealand, Grey wire mod, Yamaha muffler tip change, throttle stop, o-ring around throttle and acc pump, air box snorkel removal, handle bar riser, fitted alloy bash plate, scuff proof on decals & head light, AIS removal, greased steering, swing arm and link bearings, fitted seal savers to forks, run x2 carb breather hose to air box after T piece on carb and run crank breather to a filter in the air box... only to return it to original location after it pumped the air box with engine oil. Yet to discover if it still puts oil into the air box. (note: after reading many forum comments: this does not mean your engine is worn... Its a brand new bike).

 

The lessons learnt... don't follow everything you read on forums as much of it is "b_ll shite" or has limited supporting evidence/follow up reports etc. I could have done without wasting my money and time fitting the breather hose through the air box, The after thought being... If you have water up to the bottom of your air box (location of factory fitted breather hose on 09 model after the hose goes over the frame and plumbs of to the starter gears you should be stopping to clear/check that air box anyway and the breather filter gets soaked after washing the bike anyway...).

 

Suspension was perfect for me at 90kg or 100 kg with gear after first trail ride on rough single track on all manner of terrain, rocks, streams, slippery clay, rough farm hill climbs and grass/dry dirt during mid summer. 

(Before you jump to the conclusion that you need new springs for heavy riders. (As stated by the Yamaha workshop, Play with your fork oil level before splasing out on springs & valves as I expected too). That said, I wouldn't want to be jumping my WR450 with the factory springs. Good for intermediate trail riders.  

 

The original Dunlop D908 enduro tyres are completely under rated for cross country, but they are probably not for sale these days anyway. They performed better than my Pirelli scorpion extra x tyres on my KTM350 also set up for trail riding but now for sale after it cost me a few grand to rebuild after the chain tensioner failed.

 

These are the NZ/AUZ jet sizes from YRD kit. (from dealer bulletin sheet) 08-09 WR450F

MOD: Throttle screw 23.1mm total length of screw 

Main jet: was 162 now 175

Main air jet was (not fitted) now 110

Needle was NFNT with set position now (DSQ position 3 down from top)

Pilot jet was 45 now 50

Slow air jet 70 remains 70

Pilot screw turns out was 1 & 3/4 (mine is now after market easy reach screwed about one turn out, still tuning as engine wears in)

Leak jet was 60 now 45

 

Note: I had some trouble with starting after jetting & i refitted the 45 pilot, then swapped back etc, (the after market mixture screw could have a slightly different tip throwing your basic recommendation of 2 turns out off the table, keep this in mind while jetting them). Bike maybe rich but starts and runs good (hot and cold etc).

 

Feel free to move this post to "bike set up" or whatever, thanks admin for your work, great forum!  Cheers.

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  • still2smokin
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Location: California
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 06:59 PM


My battery decided to take a shit the night before my last ride . 

 

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Charger said the batt was full but would only crank the motor one time and then click click click....

Luckily a buddy brought me his extra and I was able to ride !

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Got my new battery today , I hope it isn't junk .

I have really liked everything so far from Rocky Mountain's house brand so I figured why not .

 

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I would be riding it this weekend if I hadn't broke some ribs on last weekends ride .


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  • freestyle250

    TT Bronze Member

338 posts
Location: Utah
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:40 AM


Finished rebuilding my '05 450. New colors all around. Fresh plastics and a JGR Graphics kit.

 

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AFTER

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  • Stumpy45

    TT Newbie

16 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted January 08, 2016 - 08:46 AM


Simica, Thanks, I live in Colorado Springs. :-)


Edited by Stumpy45, January 08, 2016 - 08:48 AM.


  • SatansReverence

    TT Member

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Location: Australia
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 12:15 PM


Brought it home :)

 

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Someone might have to school me on what are the relevant freemods on the 12-15 models though :)

 

I was very keen on getting a '16 model but the runout deals on the left over '15s were just too good.


Edited by SatansReverence, January 08, 2016 - 12:17 PM.


  • Turd Ferguson Sr.

    TT Newbie

17 posts
Location: California

Posted January 09, 2016 - 10:45 AM


Just finished putting the IMS tank on. Taking her out for the first time tomorrow morning. Super pumped!ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1452365115.048840.jpg ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1452365151.486422.jpg

  • GHILL28

    TT Addict

3,834 posts
Location: California

Posted January 09, 2016 - 10:50 AM


Just finished putting the IMS tank on. Taking her out for the first time tomorrow morning. Super pumped!attachicon.gifImageUploadedByThumper Talk1452365115.048840.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByThumper Talk1452365151.486422.jpg

 

Where do you ride normally?



  • Turd Ferguson Sr.

    TT Newbie

17 posts
Location: California

Posted January 09, 2016 - 10:58 AM


Where do you ride normally?


It's been a few years but when I stopped riding dirt I was out at Spangler a lot. Like to hit Frazier in the summer and fall and hit up Ortega every once in a while too.





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