Riding My Wr 450 At Hwy Speeds
Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:27 PM
Posted March 18, 2009 - 05:52 AM
Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:12 AM
How many guys here have gone out and done some serious desert racing/flogging/fun? Let's see a show of hands!
Just what I thought. Lot's of you.
My point is, I ride mine to work on occasion and the only problem I've seen is oil coming up through the breather into the airbox. I do regular oil changes and I figure if the bike is good enough for Baja, the street shouldn't be a problem.
But, if you can show me reputable input that says the transmission isn't good enough, I'll retract my statement.
Posted March 18, 2009 - 01:08 PM
What is the speed limit around there? I thought that I remember some one saying that the trannys in these bikes cann't take highway speeds for very long.
this is not true...my 06 had 13 thousand miles when sold it...it consisted of desert races/baja/and dual sporting.
There were days that the bike saw nothing but 5th gear and 50-90 mph:thumbsup:
with proper oil and filter changes these bikes can handle highway speeds
Posted March 18, 2009 - 04:42 PM
Posted March 18, 2009 - 07:51 PM
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Posted March 19, 2009 - 10:08 AM
An alternative to a cush hub is that You can put a YFZ clutch basket on it as long as you use the primary gear too I am told. I have one for sale .The clutch basket from the quad has damper springs in the big gear to absorb shock.
Posted March 22, 2009 - 06:26 PM
I would absolutely put on a cush hub if you plan on doing anything more than commuting: hooligan, hard down shifts, wheelies, long highway miles all put 400% more stress on the tranny because of all the traction. No, it's not as fragile as a Honda CRF tranny, but I would still do it. If you don't do it on the CRF's, and run extra oil in the tranny, the 3rd driven gear seizes on the shaft.
Posted March 28, 2009 - 11:08 AM
if I could go to a 16 upfront and keep the case saver that should help dropping 2-3 teeth at the back
Ultimately run a 15 front and 48 rear for rallye. I would go even lower at the back 44/5/6 for dual sporting when there are no huge dunes to climb.
WR is fine on the road. just dont keep it up at 70mph (stock gearing) the whole time.
Posted March 29, 2009 - 12:42 PM
Posted March 29, 2009 - 04:41 PM
Posted March 30, 2009 - 06:53 AM
I can vouch for that.
Posted April 06, 2009 - 07:39 PM
Posted April 11, 2009 - 07:00 PM