Handguards for the WR 450
Posted April 25, 2003 - 07:59 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 08:47 PM
Posted April 29, 2003 - 06:21 PM
Sorry that the only help I could offer was to say the guards don't work.
Posted May 03, 2003 - 08:40 PM
Posted May 04, 2003 - 06:38 AM
Good luck, Bud
Posted May 04, 2003 - 07:15 AM
Posted May 05, 2003 - 05:00 AM
Posted May 05, 2003 - 02:02 PM
Posted May 15, 2003 - 08:12 PM
On 03's you need to cut off the secondary bolt area that interfers with the clutch/e-start switch. Now the clutch guard will just fold back if you bolt it like this. You need to make a small L-bracket(I made mine from aluminum), drill a hole the size of the clutch bolt, set the L-bracket on top of the handguard when you bolt it in place. The L-bracket will do the work of the old bolt position you cut off, and probably do it better. I also carved enough of the handguard away under the rubber adjustable clutch boot so I could keep the boot on that side. It looks and works perfectly. I also retained the boot on the brake side with a decent amount trimming of the boot. To secure that boot, you need to use a punch to make two clean holes and use a small zip-ty so it will stay put. Someone mentioned the brake line portion not lining up, there is a small bit of play available if you loosen the brake line screw, hold the line up as you tighten the bolt back up. Now the plastic lines up with the brake hose.
I prefer these guards to anything else, and now that I have the initial setup worked out, I can reuse the L-bracket and everything else for the next set of replacement guards.
Posted May 16, 2003 - 08:27 AM
Emgo guards don't fit either. I bought the ones with the metal bar inside the plastic mold. I probaly spent 2 ours with a sledge hammer and a vice. I even had to bore and grind down the mounting brackets. Did I mention retapping the holes? What a pain!
Posted May 17, 2003 - 07:12 PM
Posted March 01, 2004 - 09:32 AM
also, what about the rally pro acerbis guards rather than the $25 mx version? Any thoughts?
Posted March 01, 2004 - 09:37 AM
I just joined TT, I bought my first bike, a bone stock 02 WR426 and I want to free mod it and put on handgaurds for trail riding. Can you pass along some advice on Acerbis MX plastic gaurds vs. the rally pro wrap around version. Also, do I need to re-jet or put in a YZ cam after I uncork, lift the lid, and change the throttle stop? what specifically do I need to do?