09 WR450F Build, AIS, Exhaust, Speedo Swap, Weight Reduction


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  • RidenRed

Posted December 17, 2009 - 10:44 PM

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Thought I would do this complete build on here in hopes it may answer some fo the stuff a lot of guys want to do with a WR. This is my first WR or XC style bike. I have always ran R (race) bikes. I wanted this bike to be as close as possible to the feel of an R but also be dual sportable. Only reason I bought the WR or I would have gotten an R.

I am hoping to loose 12 to 17 pounds with this build.

I want to make this bike a full trail/race bike. In trail and race form I will be running it minus all the lights, blinkers, kick stand and stuff that makes it a dual sport. Only when I actually do dual sport rides, will I install every thing back on. The idea is to make the swap quick and easy so that is what I will be keeping in mind as I redesign some stuff.

I will be relocating some stuff. Computer, speedo cable, speedo cable drive flange and lower fork protector will be repaced by better, lighter, more option, cleaner installed Trail Tech Vapor unit, 06 to 07 YZF right lower fork leg protector and Flatland Billet Flange for the void in the stock speedo flange drive. I will relocate on/off switch. I will also be relocating transmision breather and radiator over flow hose. Possibly changing my over flow bottle in the rear into extra storage for gas.

I will take pics and try to give good details on some of the things I think people would be interested in doing. I found that not alot of info is readily available out there for the WR when it comes to swapping some things out. I come from Honda's and there is more info then you will ever want on a Honda. Does not seem to be the same on the WR's.

Parts List:
2009 Yamaha WR450F
MB1 Suspension resprung and set up for Enduro/Cross Country
Dr.D Full Exhaust SS/Alum
Galfer Over Size 270 Front Brake
Galfer Front and Rear Brake Steal Braided Lines
ProTaper Bars - Evo - Factory Suz, Kaw, KTM Bend
GPR Triple Clamps (1 off 22mm offset upper and lowers)
GPR v4 StablizerCycra Vented Front Fender
Nutech Tubeliss Tires Front and Rear
Ebatt
Cycra Vented Number Plate
Cycra Probend CRM's
AIS Kit
Driven Rear Sproket
Trail Tech Computer
Flatland Racing (speedo spacer)
Ride Engineering Axle Blocks
Ride Engineering Rear Brake Cover
Ride Engineering Banjo Bolts
Ride Engineering Timing Plugs
Ride Engineering Front Brake Pintch Clamp
Ride Engineering Rear Brake Clevis
Ride Engineering Front Brake Cover
R&D Racing Fuel Flex fuel screw
R&D Racing Power Pump 2 w leak jet adjustment
Sunline v1 MDX Clutch and Hotstart
Sunline v1 MDX Front Brake Lever
Boysen Hi-Flow Water Pump
EK Chains 520 SRX (x-ring and best chain on the market)
Lightspeed 1 piece Skid Plate
Lightspeed Rear Disc Cover
Lightspeed Rear Caliper Guard
ASI Red Radiator Hoses
Stomp Seat Gripper Cover
Stomp Grip Pad on Shrouds, Airbox, Rear Plates
Renthal Grips Dual Compounds

Dual Sport Stuff:
Royco Dual Sport Kit
Zeta Bark Buster Shields with Smoke LED Blinkers build in


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Bought new 2 weeks ago. Then sent out suspension to Mike at MB1 and started ordering my parts.

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Never even start the slug as I didn't want to be disappointed! Rolled it in my garage and this is what it looked like 30 mins later.


Write up and pics to follow. I will get a bunch of it built over this weekend.

Edited by RidenRed, December 22, 2009 - 12:49 PM.


  • drucer

Posted December 18, 2009 - 05:48 AM

#2

imm expecting this to come out very nice..Alot of money seems to be flowing into her and you will love i. keep us informed

  • RidenRed

Posted December 18, 2009 - 08:19 AM

#3

Yeah, too much! Wife would kill me if she knew. But I did just sell my 08 Honda CRF highly modified Supermoto Race bike for about exactly the amount of money I am putting into this bike.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted December 18, 2009 - 12:26 PM

#4

I wanted this bike to be as close as possible to the feel of an R


Youre on the right path!

Edited by 123BigcoopDawg576, December 22, 2009 - 01:19 PM.


  • woods-rider

Posted December 18, 2009 - 12:47 PM

#5

x2, move out of Cali to a state that allows real bikes on public lands lol.

  • rkwfxd1

Posted December 18, 2009 - 06:58 PM

#6

Post lots of pics please

  • JDLowrance

Posted December 18, 2009 - 11:40 PM

#7

Funny, looks just like my bike 30 minutes after I got it in the garage.

I used Factory Connection for the suspension as Dirt Rider raved about the final product. Jury is still out for me. I've got MB1 stuff on the 08 YZ450F SM set-up and absolutely love it.

You mention 06-07 YZ450F lower fork protector. Does that bolt right onto the 09 WR450f? I've been looking for a solution to the RH side fork protector. Please advise.

Thanks, John

  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 05:59 PM

#8

Funny, looks just like my bike 30 minutes after I got it in the garage.

I used Factory Connection for the suspension as Dirt Rider raved about the final product. Jury is still out for me. I've got MB1 stuff on the 08 YZ450F SM set-up and absolutely love it.

You mention 06-07 YZ450F lower fork protector. Does that bolt right onto the 09 WR450f? I've been looking for a solution to the RH side fork protector. Please advise.

Thanks, John


FC does insane work. But then so does MB1 as it sounds like you already know. See below for pics on YZF fork leg bolting up. No problem.

Edited by RidenRed, December 22, 2009 - 12:50 PM.


  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 06:08 PM

#9

Well about 8 hours of wrenching on Saturday got me to where I am now. Unfortunately, R&D Power Pump 2 is on back order for a couple weeks as is my Ebatt and Neutech Tubliss set up. The 2 major weight losers. I will get pics and write up on that when they come in. I did get in my Royco full dual sport setup in but I will not be wiring that up for a while as it is not a priority to me right. Getting this bike done and riding it (seeing as I have not even started the bike yet) is!

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If any of you were wondering if the factory puts enough (or any) lube on bearing during assemblemly, this is your answer. LUBE YOUR SHIT

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Swapping out the stock Triples for GPR 22mm offset Triples

  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 06:22 PM

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Swap

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What your bearings should look like.

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Overkill is always my modo, bottom steer tube


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Top Steer tube

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I already did my linkage before taking pics so I have none to show. But it was as dry as the steer tubef so I sugguest you lube also.

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  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted December 21, 2009 - 06:26 PM

#11

Lookin good Devlin!

Edited by 123BigcoopDawg576, December 22, 2009 - 01:20 PM.


  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 06:37 PM

#12

How to get rid of your Speedo and Speedo Drive to not only loose a bunch of weight but to get rid of your speedo cable sticking 5 feet off the side of your bike.

First buy one of these, Flatland Racing Billet spacer to swap out your stock cable drive down at the hub. Especically on the 08 and Up bikes as the cable drive does not unscrew like previous years.
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Speedo drive next to replacement Flatland Racing unit.
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You need to use a screw driver and pop out the grease seal from the stock speedo drive and install into the new unit
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Installed into the new unit
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This is why you need this unit. When you pull off the stock speedo drive your bearing is open
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Again, lube the shit out of it.
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Clean fit and look
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On the bike
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Then all you need to do is buy a stock 06 to 07 YZF450 right lower fork leg and it will bolt right up
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Edited by RidenRed, December 21, 2009 - 06:57 PM.


  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 06:46 PM

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Galfer hooked me up with 270mm front oversize rotor with relocate bracket, steel braided brake lines front and rear including pads.
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Installed
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Next to rear wheel installed with 52 tooth rear Driven Sprocket
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  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 06:52 PM

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Galfer Relocate Bracket with all stock parts swapped over.
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  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted December 21, 2009 - 07:05 PM

#15

Thank you


Any time :moon:

Edited by 123BigcoopDawg576, December 22, 2009 - 01:20 PM.


  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 07:06 PM

#16

The rest of what Galfer hooked me up with. Front and Rear braided brake lines and pads
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Drain front resivor first, undo bottom banjo bolt at bottom caliper, undo upper banjo bolt, remove stock brake line, reinstall new braided line and install these cool Ride Engineer Red anodized banjos
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Rear Line Installed in same manner
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Pics also include Ride Engineer Brake Clevis and Extended Resivor and Lightspeed Carbon Fiber Rear Disc and Caliper

Make things easy when you bleed brakes. Get one of these Magura bleeders when for bleeding lines. Push the fluid from the bottom up which forces all the air bubbles out.
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  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 07:21 PM

#17

Kind of skipped over the Triple Clamps
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Sunline MDX Cluctch, Hotstart and Perch assembly
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  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 07:23 PM

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Oh, and ProTaper Evo Factory KTM, Suz bend. Straighter and taller than stock.
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Moving onto suspension
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Boysen Hi Flow Water Pump
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Ek SRX X-Ring Chain. Bomb proof
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ASI Radiator Hose Kit (cheap on ebay $42 dollars delivered for most bikes)
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Installed, had to trim a little bit off a couple hoses as these were for a YZF
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DR.D full exhaust
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Head Pipe installed
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Edited by RidenRed, December 21, 2009 - 07:41 PM.


  • rkwfxd1

Posted December 21, 2009 - 07:42 PM

#19

Yep, it's official, this is my new favorite thread.:moon:

  • RidenRed

Posted December 21, 2009 - 07:44 PM

#20

Done for this weekend. Will have it on the dirt the day after Christmas
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