Actual 2007 WR450 weight savings: silencer, ti spring, battery, Flexx bars
Posted March 22, 2010 - 04:21 PM
Stock 2007 WR450 silencer: 7.35 lbs
FMF Q4 Titanium: 6.15 lbs
Choosing the Q4 Ti saves you exactly 1.2 lbs over stock. I would like to know how much the Ti actually saves over the non-Ti version. Probably not very much.
I changed my stock WR450 spring to a Ti YZ spring.
Stock WR steel: 3.6 lbs
Stock YZ Ti spring: 2.3 lbs
1.3 lbs saved in a place that probably isn’t very noticeable while riding.
Stock WR450 Yuasa battery: 4.6 lbs
TurnTech 2.5 amp battery: 15.4 ounces or 1 lbs
3.6 lbs lighter than stock! Great bang for the buck especially while lowering weight in a very high location. Unfortunately I’m not sold on the 2.5 amp yet for my 450, it never starts like I want it to (although the easiest kick and it fires right up) so I may change to the 5 amp.
Stock ProTaper 2007 YZ/WR bend: 1.5 lbs
Flex bars – Woods 12deg bend with damper crossbars: 3.35 lbs
1.85 lbs extra at the absolute highest location on the bike. BUT my wrists love the flex bars so I’ll stick with them. Anything to prolong how long I can ride into the future.
Posted March 22, 2010 - 09:19 PM
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Posted October 29, 2010 - 10:03 AM
07 stock WR exhaust 8.55lbs
08 stock YZ with PMB endcap 6.65lbs
My new Jardine Exhaust 5.75lbs
Battery same at 4.6lbs
Steel sprocket 52 tooth 2.96lbs
Ironman 52 tooth 1.35lbs
Aluminum 52 tooth 0.9lbs
Posted October 31, 2010 - 12:19 PM
Posted November 02, 2010 - 01:09 PM
i did a search and found this thread... i'm looking for a new battery for my 07 and was wondering if you changed to the 5 amp yet?
I finally got around to riding my WR recently for the first time since early this spring (I spend all my time on my YZ250 2T) and before I rode I put the battery on a battery tender. The reason the 2.5 wasn't working well for me was my fault, I never fully charged it before riding it last spring. I thought the bike would fully charge it as I rode. Topped off the 2.5 is fine.
Posted November 02, 2010 - 01:22 PM
You find the 2.5 turntech to not have enough in it to start your bike?
Sorry I never saw your post back in March for some reason, I just answered your question above.
Posted November 03, 2010 - 01:34 AM
firstly getting rid of Unsprung Weight should be priority number 1
Battery (makes no sense, why i bought the wr.. nothing worse than trying to kickstart a bike when you are climing in rocks or mud...
Small Alimunim bits
Boil Bottle? makes no sense bike will boil
Switch gear on bars
Speedo (I like my speedo)
MX chain (non o ring)
Lighter Sprockets... (dont last as long)
Now, if you keen on racing you need to add...
1.Ali Skid plate'
2.Ali Front and rear disc guards
6.HEavier springs - weight of rider
8.Rear Brake Master cylinder guard
9.braided brake hoses
10.Long range tank if you need one
11.Slime in tyres
12.Enduro Tubes or Tubliss system
15.Case saver, and carbon fiber front spoket gaurd
16.GYRT plastic chain Guide..
You might as well by a YZ and convert the gearbox to a WR one... cheap conversion...
Many of the top riders here in South Africa do that... take a YZ, since the forks are better.... add the wr gearbox, add a boil bottle and protection and voila.. done..
So if you want to race, and you dont want to battle too much with weight loss, and spending huge to get your suspension right... a YZ is probably a better option, however you will have more maintenance costs... Motor especially
If you are a weekend warrior, and race for fun... a WR is a better bet. and you have e-start, if you are prone to stalling..