New WR450 owner
Posted September 17, 2008 - 06:35 PM
Questions: 1) We are considering the best brand for radiator guards - so far, the Flatland product is the best we have found. Do you have to drain and remove the coolant lines to install - or can you install without removing any lines/coolant?
2) Does anyone know the best suspension guy in the Phoenix area? I am 195#'s without gear, but with all the gear and camelback my very first ride I am bottoming the rear suspension all the time - I will set the sag this weekend, but most likely will need to go to a stiffer spring. I would like to have someone assist with the setup, both front and rear....suggestions?
Thanks for your assistance! Ron
Posted September 17, 2008 - 07:31 PM
I just installed the Unabiker guards/braces on my 07. These things are rock solid. 5 braces on each side and 2 braces through the frame that tie the two guards together. Install was pretty easy. Some of the frame-side screws were hard to access but if you have the right tools it can be done with ease. I didn't have to remove any rads or coolant lines. It would have been easier to remove the left side rad hose but I managed to work around it ok. The new style Unabiker guards are much better than the old style Unabikers I have on my 03 WR. Anway, my vote goes to Unabiker. I'd also recommend the Flatlands skid plate.
I'm in CO so I can't help with #2
The 07 WR is new to me. It was a dog when I got it. I did the AIS kit, rejetted, did the o-ring AP mod, clipped the grey wire, and removed the pea-shooter. The difference was night and day, but still lacking. I put a slip on pipe on it (Leo Vince X3) and it really woke up. IMO, a pipe is a must on this bike. I tried gutting the both stock baffles (frugal route). It gave me power but it sound tested at 105dB! It wasn't very bassy either. It sounded ghetto. All my buddy had to do was remove the baffle insert on his 450x, but I think the WR really needs an aftermarket pipe.
Posted September 17, 2008 - 10:03 PM
Unabikers are the best rad guard design for this bike. I like to think of them as a brace, guard, and cage all rolled into one. Installing the unabikers did not require a coolant drain.
I hear these guys is where its at for desert type suspension work:
Posted September 18, 2008 - 08:23 AM