Bought my 06 WR450 today !!!
Posted December 18, 2008 - 03:30 PM
I was forced to purchase the WR because my son just isn't/wasn't having much fun riding by himself on his TTR-50. He really twisted my arm to do something about the situation.....especially this time of year. lol
Little does he know that since he really doesn't fit his TTR, I'm going to go get him a used KTM Pro Senior 50 to chase me around with....or should I say, I'm going to go chase him. He's 8, and he thinks it's pretty cool to kickstart a bike. Although his TTR is electric start, we've been to the KTM dealership alot and he likes the kickstarter. ( I'm really not up to telling him the WR has the majic button along with the kickstarter)
The WR450 I picked up today is all stock. Tires too. Not a single mod on the thing. 200 miles....at least that's what the digital readout said. Not sure if the rear tire is stock..I dunno...maybe that was replaced. $3000. That's alot less than it was going to cost me to get another ZX6R. Looking forward to lots of riding with my son and friends.
Anyway, I look forward to hours and hours of reading about the WR...to go along with the 4 or 5 hours of reading I did last night on here. And yes, I did read the site rules and FAQ section. Who has "the best" pipe, which oil is "the best" and is the WR better than the rest of 'em (asked in the WR forum to get absolutely no biased answers). Now where do I go to get off road gear? I'm going to look kinda funny in full Teknic leathers and gauntlet gloves in the dirt....
Posted December 18, 2008 - 03:38 PM
Posted December 18, 2008 - 03:41 PM
Posted December 18, 2008 - 04:14 PM
I know the streetbike parts/apparel sites by heart but I forgot the offroad websites.....
Posted December 18, 2008 - 05:58 PM
Posted December 18, 2008 - 06:03 PM
Posted December 18, 2008 - 07:14 PM
Nice find though! Unleash da beast
Posted December 19, 2008 - 04:05 PM
I'm going to ride it as is for now. To be honest, I wanted a WR250F not the 450. But I couldn't find a WR250. The 450's have always been a bit intimidating. Like on the street, I prefer my 600 over a literbike. I've rode the literbikes but without good throttle control, you WILL get into trouble in a hurry. The same applies to the 450 bikes so I'll just ride this without putting much money into getting more ponies out of her. It does have a god awful hesitation at low RPM's but I chalked that up to me not riding a dirtbike in awhile. If it proves troublesome, I'll work on it.....or post up here and complain all day that I didn't do the free mods that I was told to do !!! LOL.
Now for riding gear. I sold my Tech 8's with the 250F and now I'm so sorry I did that. Boots are the single most expensive piece of gear right now. I found some closeout Fox (Yamaha) gear that I'll get along with either some FOX F3 boots or Gaerne SG10 boots, both on closeout as they are a year (or more) old. A Vemar helmet too. My street helmet is a Vemar and I like it alot.
My son needs new gear too, so it's online shopping for him too.
Supermoto....umm...not sure about that. Althought it would be a blast to hurl the WR thru all the twisties we have here, I don't want the expense of buying SM wheels and then going back and forth with wheels and suspension settings. Not to mention that these motors aren't made to stay at those speeds all day long. I know a gearing change would help with engine RPM's but I'd like to keep the WR as reliable as possible. This bike will be paid for quickly, so another streetbike isn't too far away....
Posted December 19, 2008 - 08:21 PM
IF YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT THE 250 FOR CONTROLE I UNDERSTAND COMPLEATLY... WHEN I FIRST GOT MY WR GOT IT HOME AND HAD TO BLAST IT UP AND DOWN THE DITCH AND PUT IT AWAY BEFORE ...IT WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN MY FRIENDS 250 HONESTLY I WAS PISSED ...BUT WITH THE MODS ..IT WAS OK .....THEN THE CAMS AND PIPE AND ITIS ALMOST 2 MUCH IN THE DIRT... I GIVE PROPS TO THE GUYS THAT CAN HOLD ON TO THOSE THINGS WIDE OPEN i allways say its better to have options than obligations so you can work into it
Posted December 22, 2008 - 12:55 PM
I've read the FAQ and WR450 mod sections. Although I am going to ride it bone stock right now, I'm more than likely going to have to do the free mods and some other small things to the bike just to get it the way I want it.
After all the reading (information overload), some things aren't quite clear. First is uncorking the exhaust. The ProMotoBillet insert uncorks it, but it is ok to run the bike in the woods like that? Do I need the spark arrestor also? if so..then wouldn't putting a YZ450F muffler (I really want to call it a silencer) on it a better option, value wise? That is if I can get one. Ebay has several. The end result is to uncork the stock WR without having to purchase an aftermarket muffler.
The fuel mixture screw is a must for accessibility? The TT store has a few options for around $20 and GYTR (GYT-5TJ93-75-01)has one for around $40. same thing?
The grey wire mod and the AIS removal can be done alone without getting into the carb, correct? .....but uncorking the exhaust requires a carb rejet? I'm assuming this is where the JD Jet Kit comes into play?
Someone did a very good write up on the AIS removal process with the TT kit. I was going to go with the GYTR kit because it includes the throttle stop bolt but the TT Kit is more popular.
My son found the WR450 in the garage and now he wants to keep his TTR-50 so we both ride Yamaha's. I'm ok with it since his is paid for. I've been looking up GYTR parts for his 50 to get him a little more HP. That's one reason I know some of these GYTR part numbers..:-). Now I'll have to rejet his 50 since he's getting a GYTR exhaust, jet kit and filter...and I'll have to do the WR.
I do like the GYTR stuff (exhaust for the 50, jet kits, skid plates, filters, graphics) and if my Yamaha dealer can match prices with online places I may get quite a bit of stuff from them. The Yamaha dealer here is really friendly and real good people.
Posted December 22, 2008 - 04:00 PM