OEM Yamaha graphics SUCK
Posted March 02, 2003 - 02:03 PM
left radiator shroud
right radiator shroud
I'm not going to replace the oem graphics with more overpriced oem crap. I know it's early in the life of the WR450 but can anyone recommend aftermarket replacements that will look better and (most importantly) last longer than a month?? Which companies have a good track record for durability?
Posted March 02, 2003 - 03:13 PM
Posted March 02, 2003 - 03:48 PM
i have done this on numberplates to keep the numbers from getting scratched off.works good.try it and report back.
Posted March 02, 2003 - 04:46 PM
Posted March 02, 2003 - 04:49 PM
Sucks to see the originals wear off so fast.....precisely why I bagged all the original plastic before I ever rode it.
Posted March 02, 2003 - 05:35 PM
The problem is (unlike the OEMs)when the temp climbs above 70 degrees and there is fuel in the tank its the dreaded bubble time.
Posted March 03, 2003 - 04:12 AM
I was joking around back at the truck after the race when I saw that both the shrouds were starting to shed there skin. I was telling my pit crew that I was going so fast that I peeled the graphics right off the bike , JK.
I ordered N-style graphics a couple weeks ago, and they're still on back order. I had to buy YZ shrouds for my new IMS desert tank which is also on back order. Nice bike, but still a bitch to find parts for.
Posted March 03, 2003 - 04:35 AM
Oh well, it ain't no swow bike.
Posted March 03, 2003 - 07:30 AM
I would look into CEET, One Industries, and others for some cool graphics kits.
Posted March 03, 2003 - 08:15 AM
Thanks for the tips on graphics companies...
Posted March 03, 2003 - 08:24 AM
Only problem i had was a sheared key yamaha fixed it.Still going strong and i used the e-start everytime to try and break it.Best bike so far.
Posted March 03, 2003 - 08:37 AM
This is still no reason to buy a 426 over a 450. It's a minor point. I guess some one has to buy the year old bikes still sitting on the floor.
Posted March 03, 2003 - 02:16 PM
Hint.......Never buy the first year of anything. They will always have the problems. Second generation is usually better..................db
Posted March 03, 2003 - 04:33 PM
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Posted March 03, 2003 - 09:48 PM
Posted March 04, 2003 - 03:40 AM
I never go by the 1st year release "no buy rule". If my 2003 WR450 gives me half as much success as my 98 YZF400 did, I will be a happy man to say the least. Then again it has already starter doing that with a win last sunday.
And now I'm off to spend my winnings. Kick away and I'll see you on the trails.