My new 2011 WR450F


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  • forsta_02

Posted December 13, 2010 - 12:39 AM

#1

hey fellas. just bought my new wr450f last month here in australia.
i used to have a 2002 wr250f which was a good bike but just getting a bit old and battered..
i remember doing most of the free mods with the 250 and they worked quite well. but now i have the bigger and newer 450 just wondering if the mods are some what similar? iv tried searching for them on here but its just too confusing, id rather just have a few people try help me as i go with the process.

so where do i start?

Edited by forsta_02, December 13, 2010 - 01:35 AM.


  • kawi380

Posted December 13, 2010 - 05:02 AM

#2

You should start with the search button. Everything you need to know is already here....somewhere.

  • YamaLink

Posted December 13, 2010 - 07:34 AM

#3

Congrats on the new bike. Post a pic!

  • Col Psoas

Posted December 15, 2010 - 08:03 PM

#4

The mods should be VERY similar. Search is your friend :thumbsup:

  • bradh1976

Posted December 23, 2010 - 09:46 PM

#5

oz bikes are usually sold with all the derestriction mods done, otherwise there no better than an anchor and no one would buy them

  • TexasRide27

Posted December 23, 2010 - 09:59 PM

#6

This is off topic but how have you handled the weight and power difference? How do you like the difference?

  • sacfelix

Posted December 23, 2010 - 10:09 PM

#7

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  • forsta_02

Posted December 29, 2010 - 10:18 PM

#8

This is off topic but how have you handled the weight and power difference? How do you like the difference?


Yeah there's a bit of difference. Except I sold my bike at the start of the year before going overseas for 9 monts then bought the 450 when I got back.. The whole bike just feels newer and tighter if that makes sense, tho the old 2002 model was a bit old and battered. Same kinda weight, just gotta get my suspension right at the moment...


And with the mods, iv changed my air filter to a twin air one, since I only got one wash out of the standard one before falling apart, taken the airbox snorkle out, the little thing in the end of the exhaust, the grey wire, a 47 tooth rear sprocket and put some fork bleeder valves in. That's nearly all I need to do besides thrash the **** out of it haha

  • mikewrf18

Posted December 29, 2010 - 10:41 PM

#9

Yeah there's a bit of difference. Except I sold my bike at the start of the year before going overseas for 9 monts then bought the 450 when I got back.. The whole bike just feels newer and tighter if that makes sense, tho the old 2002 model was a bit old and battered. Same kinda weight, just gotta get my suspension right at the moment...


And with the mods, iv changed my air filter to a twin air one, since I only got one wash out of the standard one before falling apart, taken the airbox snorkle out, the little thing in the end of the exhaust, the grey wire, a 47 tooth rear sprocket and put some fork bleeder valves in. That's nearly all I need to do besides thrash the **** out of it haha


Did you replace the throttle stop with a YZF throttle stop yet? That mod made the biggest difference for me.

  • slygary

Posted December 30, 2010 - 04:19 AM

#10

The WR450's here australia on the shop floor they have the crap throttle stop in them, but when you buy the bike they take it out and put the YZ throttle stop in when they do the pre-delivery. It come's in our spares kit.

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  • forsta_02

Posted December 30, 2010 - 05:37 PM

#11

No haven't done the throttle stop mate.. So just to clarify, my bike already has the yzf throttle stop in it? Or is the yzf throttle stop in my spares kit and need to replace it myself?

  • slygary

Posted December 30, 2010 - 06:57 PM

#12

If you can only rotate the throttle about 10-15mm you will have the long throttle stop in. If you can rotate the throttle till your wrist bends back you should have the yzf throttle stop in. The wr stop is about 11mm longer than the yz stop from memory.
I saved these pics from another thread, so thank the guy who took these pics.
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Edited by slygary, December 30, 2010 - 07:14 PM.


  • X-Racer

Posted December 30, 2010 - 08:10 PM

#13

Forsta: Then it sounds like where you start is the trailhead. Just ride. :excuseme:

Safely... The best ride is the one you put it all back in the truck in one piece and end-up in the jacuzzi with a cold beer (or a dozen), a woman with long travel suspension, a nice seat and in case of emergency, non-deployable air-bags.

  • WR450FGreg

Posted December 31, 2010 - 02:00 PM

#14

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a woman with long travel suspension


The beauty of them is that you don't have to worry about regular greasing, they are self-lubricating!

  • X-Racer

Posted January 01, 2011 - 12:12 PM

#15

Greg: Yes... Absolutely, when done properly, and I had a link to a DIY, and I'll go look for it, but in the meantime can you post up the pics of the TZs in your quiver ? :excuseme:

  • WR450FGreg

Posted January 01, 2011 - 12:59 PM

#16

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Ok, here you go.......

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  • forsta_02

Posted January 02, 2011 - 12:17 AM

#17

If you can only rotate the throttle about 10-15mm you will have the long throttle stop in. If you can rotate the throttle till your wrist bends back you should have the yzf throttle stop in. The wr stop is about 11mm longer than the yz stop from memory.
I saved these pics from another thread, so thank the guy who took these pics.
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yeah i can twist it round until my wrist bends back. so its all good to go. thanks mate

  • X-Racer

Posted January 02, 2011 - 11:28 AM

#18

Greg: Wow.... Sweet. Very nice ! Thanks for sharing !

  • forsta_02

Posted February 13, 2011 - 11:21 PM

#19

well i still havent managed to put up photos yet but ill give it a go after i write this.. i just ordered a gytr slip on and also getting the boys at the local moto shop to have a go at jetting it just to give it that extra punch. but will have to wait until the weekend to see how it goes

  • homer2000

Posted February 16, 2011 - 05:18 PM

#20

Hey when I bought mine, they gave me a yzf throttle stop, 2010 model, I was gonna wait til I got a new exhaust but might be a while, worth doing it in the mean time.




 
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