Giving and Receiving
Posted October 25, 2007 - 01:11 PM
I have a dream........to make my '07 WR have the same neat white / grey body work as the limited edition '07 YZ. So............I ordered up all the parts....front fender, radiator shrouds, rear fender, seat and graphics from my Yamaha parts supplier.......List price......hold on to your hats....$597.58. I hope you can get a discount.
I've taken the time to put together some pictures of the installation, which in fact takes a bit of tweaking, and also some illustration of installation of the Dual Sport America dual sport kit. Hopefully these pictures will be of assistance to anyone else performing these mods.
Now to my asking for help. I'm ready to start the Free Mods and have run into one snag.
1) Air Box Binoculars are removed
2) Grey wire unplugged and taped
3) 6 bolts removed from silencer cap
4) Diffuser and spark arrestor removed
5) Two rivets removed
Now.....I can't get the next piece out of the can and don't want to damage something trying. Can someone lend a guy a bit of help.....and then also, what is the mod once the next piece comes out.
Pictures of this process for clarification are located here: http://marblesmotors...aWR450F2007.htm
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted October 25, 2007 - 01:48 PM
I like the way your bike is looking with the white plastics, very nice. Eventually I want to install white plastics on my bike too, I also have a 2007 wr450f. Now, getting to your exhaust question. You can reinstall the spark arrestor with the two thin metal gaskets, leaving the baffle completely off the exhaust. The bike won't be that loud without the baffle, the muffler itself is pretty choked-up anyway. The little piece inside of the baffle (the one with rivets) is really hard to remove, not worth the effort in my opinion. If you want a slightly better flowing baffle you can buy the aftermarket baffle they sell here at the TT store. I'd recommend you to re-jet the bike if you open up the exhaust, you already opened up the airbox and disconnected the grey wire, so the bike might run a bit too lean. I'd say you can get a NFPP needle from a 2006 yz450f(use the 3rd clip position), a 45 pilot jet, 168 main jet, and an adjustable fuel screw. That should open up the bike really good, you'll like the performance difference. Also, if you can, change the leak jet to a 40 and do the AP o-ring mod. I'm very happy with my bike in that configuration. PM me if you have any questions.
Posted October 25, 2007 - 01:49 PM
Posted October 25, 2007 - 02:08 PM
Posted October 25, 2007 - 02:10 PM
Thanks for the picture.
Posted October 25, 2007 - 02:27 PM
Posted October 25, 2007 - 07:28 PM
Just called and ordered the JD jet kit and AIS removal kit from Thumper Talk......then cancelled my backordered AIS removal kit from the local Yamaha dealer.
Can't wait !!!!!
You'll be fine with the JD kit, I went through the "backordered" drama with yamaha for 3 months, my kit never showed up. I finally just bought the jets and needle by themselves without the AIS plugs. I'm very happy with my jetting now, it even ended up being cheaper to buy the parts separately. Make sure to cut your throttle stop screw or buy the yz450 throttle stop screw. You don't have to wait for the JD kit to show up, just go to your local dealer and buy a 45 pilot and 168 main, it will run you about $10 and you'll be able to ride the same day.
Posted October 25, 2007 - 07:38 PM
As far as the muffler goes, can you remove the can from the mid-pipe as though your were repacking it? If so, then you can likely get to the internal pieces and hacksaw/dremel/sawzall them out. It won't be pretty in there when you're done, but you won't see it so who cares, right? I had very limited dealings with the newest generation, so I can't give you absolutes, but that's my best guess...SC
Posted October 26, 2007 - 03:34 AM
I love the way it's looking - a real beautiful machine.
Did you order everything from Yamaha or did your plastics come from UFO/Polisport? as for graphics - you can get WAY better deals from companies lie Factory effects which tend to replicate OEM graphics on a regular basis for about 40-60 bucks a set, not one piece - just not sure if they make the special edition ones....
A little fix for your shrouds - just so they won't vibrate too much and scratch the tank up around the edges where they touch against it:
Get some flat stainless steel or similar (stainless or aluminum wire will work too -depending on how pro you want it to look) and cut/shape some clips that will fasten using your original fasteners but extend to loop into the hole on the white shrouds - if you make them go over the top of the plastic, it should provide enough down force to hold it snug against the tank.
Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:15 AM
Hopefully the Jet Kit and AIS Removal kit will arrive next week along with the YZ grey / black seat cover.
Anyone know of a larger capacity tank in black that will fit the '07 WR450?
Preferably one that uses YZ shrouds?
Boy.............the list keeps getting longer.
Posted October 26, 2007 - 08:56 AM
Posted October 26, 2007 - 09:21 AM
e-mail for pics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted October 26, 2007 - 11:33 AM
Does anyone know specifically which petcock to order from an 'older' WR to put the fuel outlet to the rear? On this version of '07 WR, the petcock bolts to the tank with two screws.
$ 450 dual sport kit
$ 340 YZ body work and decals
$ 300 IMS tank
$6684 - Still less than MSRP
Still to come - DOT Tires.
Posted October 26, 2007 - 01:08 PM