WR450 for commuting?
Posted June 23, 2008 - 04:47 AM
I have my WR450 set up for dualsporting. I have all of the essentials to make it barely street legal..along with 14-44 gearing to keep the revs down for when I'm on the road. My question is this.....has anybody used their bike for commuting on a weekly basis? And have you seen any ill effects? I would be riding my bike on secondary roads at about 40 to 55 mph, doing a round trip of 40 miles per day.
Any insight would be greatly helpfull.
Thanks in advance.
Posted June 23, 2008 - 12:24 PM
Posted June 23, 2008 - 12:48 PM
My WR is not fun on the road.
Posted June 23, 2008 - 01:44 PM
[COLOR="Green"]because if your WR isnt jetted right it will sputter on the road at a constant speed [/COLOR]
Why disconnect the TPS?
Posted June 23, 2008 - 01:55 PM
If your the slightest lean jetted in some range rpm's and stays there for longer periods, your engine is toast.
Posted June 23, 2008 - 05:42 PM
Posted June 24, 2008 - 12:27 AM
As we all know, gas prices are getting higher and will probably never come down to a sane level.
I often hear of gas prices in America being high but here in Australia we are currently paying equivalent to US$1.55 per litre. What do you guys pay per litre in the states. Our federal government gouges us heavily in excises & the people is Australia are getting P*&%$d off.
Its no longer what we used to call "The lucky country"
Posted June 24, 2008 - 01:08 AM
What a fecking joke it is over here
Posted June 24, 2008 - 01:18 AM
I´ve been reading this thread because I´m thinking of buying an 08 WR450, I have a 1998 XR600 R now but want a change for winter. The honda´s great on the road just too heavy off road, will be using it on road during the week and in the mountains at the weekend.
Posted June 24, 2008 - 02:04 AM
have riden approx 6000ks in the last 3 months on the road..
havent had a problem yet.. had a minor mishap when the standard chain shite itself and snapped.. no damage though.
currently running 16-42 gearing and avg speed would be 60-80km/ph and i do a 75km round trip a day to work and home.
i change oil when required which is every 1000ks to 1500ks and oil is never really that black after that distance.
i can get 220ks form the standard tank without hitting reserve but prob not far from it.
all valve clearances are still in spec havent had to adjust them since i have had it.
very impressed from what is known to be a high maintenance bike.
Posted June 24, 2008 - 03:49 AM
I've got my WR450 set up for commuting. Latest addition was D606 tires. Would like to get the revs down on the street. I currently have a 13t up front and stock rear sprocket for the trails. I'm thinking a Rekluse will let me go up a tooth or 2 in the front for offroad (without losing ability to climb the tough sections) and drop my revs on the street?
Last trail ride, I purposely rode 6 miles of twisty pavement, both ways to the trailhead. I really enjoyed it, but the revs need to drop.
Posted June 24, 2008 - 05:18 PM
WHy? Cause you can dual sport your wrs, thats why.....
HI HO from Kalifroniastan....
Back to my hole....
Posted June 25, 2008 - 01:24 PM
but...I don't see the connection between cyrillic/proto-eastern naming convention and environmental legislation