Interesting info on WR450
Posted February 13, 2003 - 03:02 PM
Posted February 13, 2003 - 03:12 PM
Also has anyone actually recieved the aluminum kick stand that yamaha says is on our bikes. I am amazed that they figured a way to make magnets stick to my kick stand.
Posted February 14, 2003 - 08:03 AM
I pulled the sub frame off the other day to change out the rear spring, and your right that battery weighs a lot. The silencer is also pretty heavy. I can definitely believe you could save 10 pounds by just changing out a few hundred dollars worth of parts. For me I like it the way it is. Is the cost worth the pounds? Many will say yes. I'll just go on a diet.
I'll slowly reduce weight on the bike over a period of time, as I get money. All the weight saving mods at once is sure a big chunk of change.
Posted February 14, 2003 - 12:39 PM
You posted that the dealer changed the WR450 to YZ timing. Does the bike electric start OK? Changing the exhaust cam timing also changes the autodecomp timing as well. There has been guesses that the electic starter won't work if the WR exhaust cam is shifted one tooth like the old WR426.
Can you confirm any of this?
Posted February 14, 2003 - 07:31 PM
Posted February 18, 2003 - 12:13 PM
Posted February 18, 2003 - 07:24 PM
he also changed the timing to YZ specs
Everything that I've been told by my friends at Yamaha is that you can't do that without losing the E-start on the bike. My dealer (very reliable) told me exactly what Dan Zak says.... Can't be done...
Please give us some facts..............
On another note my WR450 weighs 254lbs. I've taken off the lights and kickstand and replaced my Canadian pipe with a Ti-4.
see ya, Dan (not so serious GPS geek)
Posted February 18, 2003 - 07:37 PM
Everything that I've been told by my friends at Yamaha is that you can't do that without losing the E-start on the bike.
Maybe he swapped in a YZ cam. That would do the trick, no?? I imagine if the decompression mechanism's timing is off enough to make the e-start a problem, it would be a pain to kick start also, for normal mortals that is. Experienced 400/426 owners can kick start a Caterpillar™.
Posted February 18, 2003 - 07:45 PM
Posted February 18, 2003 - 07:51 PM
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Posted February 19, 2003 - 09:31 AM
I wonder why your wrench is holding out on the details? Is he afraid of the wrath of the warranty department?
Posted February 21, 2003 - 11:41 AM
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Posted February 21, 2003 - 02:20 PM