Mounting a WR headlight on a YZ


3 replies to this topic
  • brentn

Posted September 18, 2010 - 05:25 PM

#1

My yz450 is capable to run a headlight, and I like the look of the WR headlight the best out of all the aftermarket ones.

I can buy the assembly for about 200$ and according to the fiche it looks like there are a couple of mounting bolts on the lower clamp.
Is there enough room to drill and tap my existing lower clamp or does the WR use a special clamp?

Is there anything else that I should be aware of?

I appreciate your help, hopefully I can have the information I need by monday in which I will order the assembly.

  • William1

Posted September 19, 2010 - 02:57 AM

#2

Depends. We have no way of guessing what model year your bike is.

Some simply bolt on, some slide into holes and bolt on to brackets on the top.

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  • mweitz

Posted September 19, 2010 - 03:31 AM

#3

I would look for one on Ebay, they go for 60 to 80 bucks there. Here is one.

WR 250 / 450 Headlight Assembly

My WR (02 426F) has 2 holes next to the forks, the outer two in this photo (sorry, it is a little blurry)

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The braket is shown installed in this shot.

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Have you considered putting a WR Triple clamp on your YZ? With some checking I assume you could confirm it would work, and would have the mounting screws. On my year I believe they have the same size tubes. Assuming everything else would work, you may have to run a WR fender, but I bet they are interchangeable.

Here is an 06 WR450F Triple on Ebay for about 55.00.

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Here is an 06 YZ450F Triple on Ebay

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  • brentn

Posted September 19, 2010 - 11:27 AM

#4

weitz, that answers my question!

The triple is obviously different on the WR than the YZ for the headlight mount. I think I'll just go with a UFO light or something that straps to the forks... Problem is now though is that my ECU is on the steering stem right in the front of the bike, I have no idea how deep these lights run into the forks... There are pics of the issue here;
http://www.thumperta...ht=#post9678800




 
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