Doh! Why the @#$%^ did I sell it??


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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 03, 2010 - 03:59 PM

#1

Thought I'd find a 'better' dual sport for local stuff.

I never really realized how much lighter and tighter turning the WR450 is over everything else.

I now realize I screwed up. Royally!

I even had it running fantastic, with all the carb mods, and such.

Oh well.

Anyone have a CA plated 2007 for sale?

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  • KennyMc

Posted October 03, 2010 - 05:47 PM

#2

Thought I'd find a 'better' dual sport for local stuff.

I never really realized how much lighter and tighter turning the WR450 is over everything else.

I now realize I screwed up. Royally!

I even had it running fantastic, with all the carb mods, and such.

Oh well.

Anyone have a CA plated 2007 for sale?

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For sale, no:smirk:

  • MaddogYZ

Posted October 03, 2010 - 07:19 PM

#3

What did you replace it with?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 03, 2010 - 07:56 PM

#4

What did you replace it with?


I didn't.

It seemed kind of redundant, as I already have this too:
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But the WR was MUCH better for the single track.

  • KennyMc

Posted October 03, 2010 - 09:53 PM

#5

Bill, what seat foam did you have on the WR? How was it compared to the stocker?

  • YamaLink

Posted October 04, 2010 - 12:32 AM

#6

Seller's remorse is a tough one. My friend ended up buying back his beloved WR a year later due to the original buyer's tough economic situation. Thankfully the bike had not been ridden hard or abused.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 04, 2010 - 05:40 AM

#7

Bill, what seat foam did you have on the WR? How was it compared to the stocker?


Guts racing Tall/medium soft. Stock seat was useless for the street. Numb-but in 20 minutes. Offroad, it's ok, just too low for me (6'3").

  • kawi380

Posted October 04, 2010 - 05:47 AM

#8

I currently have both and X and a WR and use them for different things. I would never sell the WR though, love it, love it, love it! Bad move....

  • rcmx67

Posted October 04, 2010 - 09:21 AM

#9

How does the x power compare to the wr? In the Sept dirt bike shootout the x looked like it had about 4 more ponies.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 04, 2010 - 04:23 PM

#10

How does the x power compare to the wr? In the Sept dirt bike shootout the x looked like it had about 4 more ponies.


My WR had stock internals, stock header, GYT exhaust tip, R&D powerbowl II, R&D flexjet, open airbox, 160/48 jetting, grey wire, no tps.

My X has an '05 R cam, Stage I port and polish, DR D full exhuast, pink wire, open air box, R&D powerbowl II, Flexjet, 170/48 jetting.

The X will go wide open in the desert without effort.

The WR would do figure-eights at full steering lock through a rock field, without effort.

The X is substantially faster than the WR was. With good reason.

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  • 2in2out

Posted October 04, 2010 - 07:34 PM

#11

I sold my 2006 2 1/2 weeks ago too. Picked up a nearly new 2007 today!!! Woohoo!!!

  • erickdj

Posted October 04, 2010 - 08:57 PM

#12

My WR had stock internals, stock header, GYT exhaust tip, R&D powerbowl II, R&D flexjet, open airbox, 160/48 jetting, grey wire, no tps.

My X has an '05 R cam, Stage I port and polish, DR D full exhuast, pink wire, open air box, R&D powerbowl II, Flexjet, 170/48 jetting.

The X will go wide open in the desert without effort.

The WR would do figure-eights at full steering lock through a rock field, without effort.

The X is substantially faster than the WR was. With good reason.


This is just my opinion, but I would have rather put the money into the WR's motor instead of the X. My WR actually has been modded with yz parts, 06 yz full exhaust, 06 yz cams (intake/exhaust), and 07 yz suspension (front and back). That, along with the rest of common WR mods has turned it into a fire breathing beast that handles anything I throw at it quite gracefully. Maybe next year I'll complete the package with a high-comp piston.:smirk:

  • rcmx67

Posted October 05, 2010 - 12:08 AM

#13

OK. So I have an 08 that I'm getting ready to hop up. I'm researching this now. I have a Yoshi slip on. Should I got with both YZ cams or just the exhaust? Also, will the Yoshi header make much difference or can I just get a used YZ header? Anyways, I will do a high comp piston later. I think the cams might be enough.

  • kawi380

Posted October 05, 2010 - 07:45 AM

#14

How does the x power compare to the wr? In the Sept dirt bike shootout the x looked like it had about 4 more ponies.


my 05x is all stock with proper jetting from JD, and feels like a dog.. but I thought it was great until I got the 08wr. I have a full 09yz exhaust, PMB end cap, and a JD jet kit on the WR but it flat out feels like it has atleast 10 more ponies than the X. I like to ride the X in tight slow stuff where more power isn't usually better. With Dave J's setup in WR it rocks for wide open woop pounding desert riding where the more power the better. I have not ridden a newer X but I have heard they are way better than mine in the power department.

Plus I have about 3000miles on the WR and have never had to adjust valves. I have about 4000miles on X and have had to adjust a few times..

  • kawi380

Posted October 05, 2010 - 07:47 AM

#15

OK. So I have an 08 that I'm getting ready to hop up. I'm researching this now. I have a Yoshi slip on. Should I got with both YZ cams or just the exhaust? Also, will the Yoshi header make much difference or can I just get a used YZ header? Anyways, I will do a high comp piston later. I think the cams might be enough.


After looking at DR. D exhausts for $500, I bought a full 09 YZ exhaust for $35 on fleabay. Aside from it being a little louder it sure does improve the power up top.

  • SXP

Posted October 05, 2010 - 08:07 AM

#16

OK. So I have an 08 that I'm getting ready to hop up. I'm researching this now. I have a Yoshi slip on. Should I got with both YZ cams or just the exhaust? Also, will the Yoshi header make much difference or can I just get a used YZ header? Anyways, I will do a high comp piston later. I think the cams might be enough.



Just be aware that e-starting with the YZ cams (especially the exhaust) could get really sketchy! WR specific Hot Cams would be a better option.

Edited by SXP, October 05, 2010 - 08:29 AM.


  • Cobalt650

Posted October 05, 2010 - 06:21 PM

#17

Krannie-were you able to lift the bars without replacing the cables?

  • rcmx67

Posted October 07, 2010 - 01:58 PM

#18

I take it you've tried the YZ cams before. Is there anything you can do with timing or something to help with the starting?

  • JSanfilippo

Posted October 07, 2010 - 06:51 PM

#19

This is just my opinion, but I would have rather put the money into the WR's motor instead of the X. My WR actually has been modded with yz parts, 06 yz full exhaust, 06 yz cams (intake/exhaust), and 07 yz suspension (front and back). That, along with the rest of common WR mods has turned it into a fire breathing beast that handles anything I throw at it quite gracefully. Maybe next year I'll complete the package with a high-comp piston.:smirk:


I believe Krannie's X has been a work in progress for a long time. IIRC the WR he had was simply a plated bike with a quiet exhaust so he could poach on the down low.

I could see why he wouldn't spend a bunch of $$ tweaking on his WR.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted October 07, 2010 - 06:53 PM

#20

OK. So I have an 08 that I'm getting ready to hop up. I'm researching this now. I have a Yoshi slip on. Should I got with both YZ cams or just the exhaust? Also, will the Yoshi header make much difference or can I just get a used YZ header? Anyways, I will do a high comp piston later. I think the cams might be enough.


The yosh header might work better with the yosh muffler, but any header with a larger diameter than stock is going to return worthwhile gains.




 
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