Converting WR for motocross use. WR to YZ....



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  • Typhoon33

Posted October 03, 2002 - 07:13 PM

#1

Has anyone done this? How does the bike handle an MX track. Does the headlight/odo come off cleanly? Will a YZ fender and plate go on easily?

Thanks for any help.

  • MxHuggy

Posted October 03, 2002 - 07:27 PM

#2

Bomberpilot,

Yes everything will fit nicely. When you tak off the odo you need to close the opening on the hub where the cable was attached. i think that I have seen a threaded plug for that try ziptyracing.com

The wr is ok on the mx track. I went that way last year but I am upgrading to the yz450. When you start doing some of the bigger jumps the suspension just cant keep up. Either you spend the $$$ and have the forks worked or upgrade the bike. The yz timing mod will help you there also, it seemed to help the bike rev quicker and added a little bit more punch. It actually handled everything else really well. If you are doing 50/50 trails/mx it is a perfect bike. But if you are thinking about doing 90% of your riding on the track then get the yzf.

  • groundhog

Posted October 03, 2002 - 11:34 PM

#3

Wish you had been around last summer. I have been converting my YZ to a WR. Could of traded bikes! Have fun!

  • huskyrider

Posted October 04, 2002 - 05:45 PM

#4

My son and I have some our best times at the track on the WR's.
I always turn on the lights for grins.
I can't wait to make them street legal.
We can ride up to the track, have some fun, and get a good ride on our way home.
I wouldn't go so far as to say it's in the hunt with a late model 2 stroke 250. With the average rider on board, like me, 250's are easier to ride faster on a track.
WR's really show their weight and topheavyness in the tight turns. They jump well up to a certain extent but some high jump, hard landings will introduce your chinguard to the crossbar pad.
There no doubt it would make a better bike for MX than a KDX, XR, or DRZ.

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  • ronsurf1

Posted October 06, 2002 - 06:01 AM

#5

I made this conversion and it has worked great for me so far. The two biggest inprovements I made where the suspension and yz seat and tank combo. I had my suspension done by Race tech and feel it is very inportant from a safety stand piont if you plan on jumping all the jumps at the tracks. The seat and tank make the bike turn and handle like a whole differnt machine my only regret here was that I waited awhile to make this cange, if done sooner it would have saved me picking my self up off the ground on a lot of corners. Changing the stock pipe not only will give you better power but can shave a couple of pounds up high, a definate help. I left my timeing and jetting stock and I still seem to consistantly get hole shots even on the long starts such as Glen Helen.I have found that I can be faster with a little smother power delivery than when my bike is set for max hit. Good luck and be safe!!! :)

  • Talonboy

Posted October 06, 2002 - 10:14 AM

#6

To convert my street legal WR for track use I simply unbolt the UFO rear underfender taillight & licence plate(this is a YZ style rear fender with enduro fender underneath). Unbolt the headlight and replace with a numberplate. Unbolt the kickstand. Set the suspension clickers a few clicks stiffer front and rear. Slide my Panoram speedo/odo off. Thats it, takes about 10 minutes. Bike looses 5-10 pounds.

  • Bill

Posted October 06, 2002 - 01:02 PM

#7

My bike get's riden on the track 99.9% of the time and does just fine, I sometimes wished I would have left the lights on and then on the starting line, I'd ask the guy next to me where the first check point is :)

Bill

  • Typhoon33

Posted October 06, 2002 - 03:09 PM

#8

Thanks for everyones advice. I'm looking forward to trying my new WR on the track!

Jay




 
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