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What did you do to your WR today?

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  • ASternad

    TT Silver Member

738 posts
Location: California

Posted February 05, 2010 - 01:41 PM


That's some coin to throw into a vitage ride.
What Year and can we get a pic of the bike in full trim?

  • ws6transam

    TT Member

33 posts
Location: Michigan

Posted February 06, 2010 - 06:37 AM


It is a 1992 Yamaha WR500, built around February or March of 1991. Build sequence # 00163. I've got it titled and street registered. I always wanted one of these air hammers, and it's an incredible rush. Not quite as explosive as a KX500, but pretty much on par as a CR500. I've had the head and cylinder extensively modified by Eric Gorr, and the suspension has been redone by Tech Care. The lighting coil has been replaced by a Moose KX500 75W model, and the bike has a mixture of Sicass Racing, Polisport and Enduro Engineering components on it. It's equipped with Vaportech Endurance computer. It's even got a gell cell battery and real-deal motorbike horn.

A vintage machine, yes - It's definitely a nostalgia bike - probably not as much low-end torque as a 450, but it's got a top-end rush that throws roost at 50 MPH in fourth gear. Fifth takes me to at least 80 MPH, and I haven't found a trail long or straight enough in Michigan to push it any farther. One downside to the WR500 is that it's a 262 pound machine running an early-nineties YZ suspension. That makes it a handful on tight Michigan woods trails. Open fire trails are where this bike shines. However it's suspension is WORLDS better than the previous dirt bike suspensions I've used, especially since I had Tech Care go through it.

The nice part is there are no radiators to mess with, no valve adjustments either. I can remove the entire induction system in about ten minutes, and a top-end can be done in one afternoon.

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BTW, Here is the completed clutch cover that houses the new autoclutch.

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  • luis1987

    TT Newbie

6 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Posted February 06, 2010 - 07:33 AM


i've done nothing as cool as you guys, but painted the front of the frame where it has been bombarded by stones over the years. lubed the chain. just generally gone round it making sure it will be ready to ride when i get chance,,,, which is gonna be about a month:cry::ride::lol:

looks a lot better now though!

  • the_smoo

    TT Bronze Member

227 posts
Location: Other

Posted February 06, 2010 - 08:53 AM


stared at mine longingly before starting to shovel over a foot of snow...

  • rkwfxd1

    TT Silver Member

751 posts
Location: California

Posted February 06, 2010 - 03:31 PM


Changed the oil and lubed the chain in preparation to going riding Monday with my daughter and all next weekend with friends.

  • jim1234
1,140 posts
Location: California

Posted February 06, 2010 - 06:42 PM


I bought a 05 with 50 orig. miles. It came with a white bros exhaust and 2 hot cams in the package. I cleaned the carb, did the grey wire mod, ap pump mod,installed the wb exhaust, jd jetting, put in engine ice and changed the oil. It was a blast to ride!

  • Mntnchild123

    TT Newbie

4 posts
Location: Utah

Posted February 07, 2010 - 08:24 AM


I worked on my 06 wr450 for all of 4 min. Im putting a Tusk brand "Enduro lighting kit" on. Installed horn and flasher relay. Still have the headlight high/low to install. Then bleed the brakes and Im done. Tricky when I can only seem to work on it in 5 min. intervals. (anyone know if the original headlight has the capacity for high/low?)

  • Paco Paez

    TT Member

64 posts
Location: California

Posted February 07, 2010 - 10:30 AM


Yes at least my 09 has a two filament light bolbe.
I'm still tweeking the front suspention lookink for that spot where its just right for me

  • PaulEvan

    TT Bronze Member

102 posts
Location: Oregon
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Posted February 07, 2010 - 08:19 PM


The polish looks great! Good job! How far did you have to tear the bike down?

  • yamaripper

    TT Newbie

5 posts
Location: Pennsylvania

Posted February 08, 2010 - 04:27 AM


Sat there, stared at it and then went inside to get warm. Was tempted to ride in the snow!:ride:

  • jayh300

    TT Platinum Member

1,861 posts
Location: Texas

Posted February 08, 2010 - 02:09 PM


It is a 1992 Yamaha WR500, built around February or March of 1991. Build sequence # 00163. I've got it titled and street registered. I always wanted one of these air hammers, and it's an incredible rush. Not quite as explosive as a KX500, but pretty much on par as a CR500. I've had the head and cylinder extensively modified by Eric Gorr, and the suspension has been redone by Tech Care. The lighting coil has been replaced by a Moose KX500 75W model, and the bike has a mixture of Sicass Racing, Polisport and Enduro Engineering components on it. It's equipped with Vaportech Endurance computer. It's even got a gell cell battery and real-deal motorbike horn.

A vintage machine, yes - It's definitely a nostalgia bike - probably not as much low-end torque as a 450, but it's got a top-end rush that throws roost at 50 MPH in fourth gear. Fifth takes me to at least 80 MPH, and I haven't found a trail long or straight enough in Michigan to push it any farther. One downside to the WR500 is that it's a 262 pound machine running an early-nineties YZ suspension. That makes it a handful on tight Michigan woods trails. Open fire trails are where this bike shines. However it's suspension is WORLDS better than the previous dirt bike suspensions I've used, especially since I had Tech Care go through it.

The nice part is there are no radiators to mess with, no valve adjustments either. I can remove the entire induction system in about ten minutes, and a top-end can be done in one afternoon.

Posted Image

BTW, Here is the completed clutch cover that houses the new autoclutch.

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very nice WR... had a 92 wr200 and loved it.. I always wanted a 500 also...

jay

  • tribalbc

    TT Addict

4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted February 09, 2010 - 06:20 PM


Rode it :ride:

Then replaced my front brake cable with a Goodrich stainless steel one.
My old brake line had worn right through the outer liner and part way through the inner where it rubs on the top guide.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

    TT Titanium Member

2,664 posts
Location: Other

Posted February 09, 2010 - 06:27 PM


replaced my front brake cable with a Goodrich stainless steel one.


details and part numbers:bonk: (please:busted:)

  • tribalbc

    TT Addict

4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted February 09, 2010 - 06:39 PM


details and part numbers:bonk: (please:busted:)


Better fit as it's more flexible. With my bars raised and forward I had the problem of my stock line rubbing on the top guide.

http://www.yamahaspo...kits-front.aspx

  • tribalbc

    TT Addict

4,971 posts
Location: British Columbia

Posted February 10, 2010 - 04:44 PM


details and part numbers:bonk: (please:busted:)


So details... I rode with it today.

I wouldn't say the braking was much more powerful but it certainly gave a much better feel, more progressive and responsive :ride:

  • AZWFO

    TT Member

26 posts
Location: Arizona

Posted February 13, 2010 - 11:14 AM


Uncorked the Exhaust on my 400 for the first time! Then went on one of the most amazing 90 mile speed/dual sport/power/scenic runs ever! :ride:

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  • OUTERLIMITS

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5,041 posts
Location: California

Posted February 13, 2010 - 06:37 PM


Blew out my shock, dumped its juice in the bed of the truck. Well, guess now is as good a time as any for a revalve. :ride:

  • rkwfxd1

    TT Silver Member

751 posts
Location: California

Posted February 14, 2010 - 06:14 PM


Rode it with my two best bros and my daughter. What a great day.

  • RSAthump

    TT Bronze Member

181 posts
Location: South Africa

Posted February 15, 2010 - 04:27 AM


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  • Paco Paez

    TT Member

64 posts
Location: California

Posted February 15, 2010 - 05:43 PM


58 miles on suday @ dove springs, today I changed my oil and filter for the first time getting ready for next weekends desert dash dual sport ride just north of san diego.





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