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Yamaha WR450F (2008)


Owner: Zippo638
Added on December 02, 2016


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  • ch_250

    TT Bronze Member

314 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted January 21, 2009 - 07:54 PM


now that's what riding is all about

  • dl19

    TT Bronze Member

398 posts
Location: Washington

Posted January 21, 2009 - 09:01 PM


Just regular header wrap 2" wide. I bought the 15' roll, and I will have enough to do it again easily for $15.00. Wrapped mine about 2" past header/muffler clamp. Get it wet per instructions, and really pull it tight as you wrap after first band clamp. It will smoke like crazy for a little, darken up, and then will be fine. It deffinately made a huge difference in felt heat where wrapped and exhaust at muffler tip. Who knows if it really works, but all the car racers I know run it. What the heck there are a lot more expensive things we try that really make little to no disernable difference at all. This pic is after I let it idle for a while. It is not done smoking but about 90%.
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  • ARyder

    TT Bronze Member

113 posts
Location: Arkansas

Posted January 31, 2009 - 06:48 PM


I put on a skid plate and changed the oil filter and oil. Well, I did the oil change and supervised the skid plate install.

My son took both the old plastic skid plate off and the aluminum one under the engine. He then bolted the new one on that replaced both the others. This is after he installed his GYTR skid plate on his TTR-50.

I told him part of owning bikes is working on them so he got his first lesson on 'righty tighty, lefty loosey". He even scraped his knuckles on his footpegs when the ratchet came off a bolt. I was so proud to see the little trickle of blood :-)

He didn't help me put new Bridgestone mx tires on his 50 today though. That was a PITA and I pinched the tube on the front tire so I had to run to Yamaha and get one. He should get more traction from these over the OEM tires.

  • brad the best

    TT Gold Member

1,083 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted January 31, 2009 - 07:47 PM


pulled the cams out , gonna go to the shop some time this week and swap my shims , they were all a little tight .

6 years on the factory shimming thats not to bad .

anyone else notice the left exhaust cup gets a little beat up by the decomp pin ? is that normal i never noticed it before but mine is a little dimpled were it hits , not on the path of the cam but anyway i was going to quiz the shop on it .

just wondering if its normal .

  • johnnyjeep

    TT Silver Member

511 posts
Location: Nevada

Posted February 01, 2009 - 05:32 AM


Well it wasnt today, it was last week, but after blowing the motor 15 months ago, I finally scraped together the $$ and parts to put my baby back together. ( wasnt bikeless, I rode my trusty 2stroke during that time). Today Im using the ole WR to mark course for our race in a few weeks.
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anyone else notice the left exhaust cup gets a little beat up by the decomp pin ? is that normal i never noticed it before but mine is a little dimpled were it hits , not on the path of the cam but anyway i was going to quiz the shop on it .

just wondering if its normal .



I dont know if it was because of the metal running through my motor of which caps were effected, ( the caps got mixed up in the box), but 2 of my caps were marked up, circles around the cap tops. Those aint cheap, up to $40 apiece, but found them for $27.

  • SPLATT

    TT Gold Member

1,056 posts
Location: Washington

Posted February 01, 2009 - 10:44 AM


He didn't help me put new Bridgestone mx tires on his 50 today though. That was a PITA and I pinched the tube on the front tire so I had to run to Yamaha and get one. He should get more traction from these over the OEM tires.


I've found the smaller the tire the worse it is to change.

Steve

  • flynz

    TT Member

67 posts
Location: Idaho

Posted February 01, 2009 - 11:37 AM


I looked at it and wished I could go riding too much snow right now:(

  • Himsa123

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294 posts
Location: California

Posted February 02, 2009 - 01:21 PM


Took her to play in the sand.

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  • pymn2001

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45 posts
Location: England

Posted February 02, 2009 - 02:11 PM


sorted the first oil change tonight,320k or 200 mile, what ever is your thing the post with bloke on the beach was hard to take as southern parts of the uk are under snow , which we dont really get so every thing has bloody stopped, hence time to do stuff in garage:ride:

  • Frostbite

    TT Platinum Member

1,609 posts
Location: Nunavut

Posted February 03, 2009 - 03:17 AM


Popped out the engine to install an Athena big bore kit.

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  • Zadok

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1,957 posts
Location: Oklahoma

Posted February 03, 2009 - 06:11 AM


Took my perfectly new WR450F and began the modding process.
Nothing like ripping apart a brand new bike. Something just doesnt
seem right about tearing apart a bike with 1 mile on it.

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  • honeycutt

    TT Bronze Member

146 posts
Location: Arizona

Posted February 03, 2009 - 02:04 PM


Threw on the Acerbis Evolution disc cover and Light Speed upper fork covers! Looks good just need to get out Thursday and get it dirty:ride:

  • byggd

    TT Titanium Member

2,923 posts
Location: California

Posted February 03, 2009 - 04:51 PM


Took my perfectly new WR450F and began the modding process.
Nothing like ripping apart a brand new bike. Something just doesnt
seem right about tearing apart a bike with 1 mile on it.

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At least you won't get your hands dirty!! :)

  • Zadok

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1,957 posts
Location: Oklahoma

Posted February 03, 2009 - 06:11 PM


At least you won't get your hands dirty!! :lol:


Nah, I always still find a way to do that.....:)

  • SPLATT

    TT Gold Member

1,056 posts
Location: Washington

Posted February 03, 2009 - 07:47 PM


I finally changed out the clutch I smoked last June and doctored through the rest of the summer. Now I just need to do an oil change and some maintenance and I'll be good to go.

Steve

  • brad the best

    TT Gold Member

1,083 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted February 03, 2009 - 07:56 PM


cams are still sitting out of it , to lazy to go to the shop to get new shims . maybe some time this week .

  • ch_250

    TT Bronze Member

314 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted February 04, 2009 - 10:11 AM


why mod it right away, why not ride it a while and then add stuff so you know what the effects were? are you so fast that you ride to the full potential of the bike?

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

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2,664 posts
Location: Other

Posted February 04, 2009 - 10:24 AM


why mod it right away, why not ride it a while and then add stuff so you know what the effects were? are you so fast that you ride to the full potential of the bike?


No sure who you posted this too but for me, when i sold my 06 it was completely set up for how i ride...when i bought my 08 it was two steps backwards as far as being setup. thus the reason to mod

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  • JSanfilippo

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8,146 posts
Location: California

Posted February 04, 2009 - 07:42 PM


why mod it right away, why not ride it a while and then add stuff so you know what the effects were? are you so fast that you ride to the full potential of the bike?


I'm not talented enough to extract all the power the bike has to offer but I can tell you that uncorking and piping this thing not only increases the amount of power, but it increases the quality too...especially down low. That makes the riding experience more enjoyable :)

  • Apple

    TT Member

51 posts
Location: California

Posted February 04, 2009 - 10:09 PM


Still putting er back together after self destruct. Put cyl head back on, installed cams, new cam chain, torqued cam caps, ran and connected wiring harness. tightened up a lot of bolts, should be running tomorrow. just have to replace flywheel cover gasket, add oil, get new battery terminal bolts, bolt on the seat and gas tank.





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