WR for moto

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  • kawi380

Posted June 19, 2011 - 03:22 PM


Thought I would switch things up this weekend so I did a revalve on the 08wr450 with more motolike settings and took it to the track. My wr is full street legal so I did get some wierd looks.

The bike did ok. I expected to feel the weight but it really wasn't that bad. The only time I really noticed it was if I shorted a jump which I ended up doing a time or two. :ride:

Although not the best moto bike it was nice to see how she does in the air. My rm250 will still be the wagon of choice for moto work, but a little change was good. I also think I will leave the stiffer valving in and see how she does on the trail.

Anyone else use their wr at the track every now and again??

  • jswr450

Posted June 19, 2011 - 08:07 PM


I've taken mine to the track a lot (several tracks). I had the suspension done for motocross and that's about it for moto mods aside from radiator guards, cycra hand guards, and a hyde racing skid plate, which are really for the trail. It's heavy but it does pretty well and it's very fun at the track.

I also have an RM250 and a KTM 380, and I notice that people try much harder to beat me on my WR. It gets a little annoying after a while. It's especially bad with kids and teenagers because they don't want to get passed by a bike with a headlight.

  • bg10459

Posted June 20, 2011 - 04:31 AM


When I went on vacation to Texas I could only bring one bike, so the street legal WR was the obvious choice. I was able to dual sport almost every day, but I had to get a day of MX in, too, so the WR was put to work at the track. It's definitely not a jumper, but it did the trick. I love the looks you get after you pass someone and they see signals and a plate.

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  • kawi380

Posted June 20, 2011 - 04:44 AM


Good to hear I am not the only one trying the street legal machine out on the track.:ride:

  • YamaLink

Posted June 20, 2011 - 05:13 AM


I will when following a beginner rider. So nice having a sidestand and e-start with all the frequent stop-go-stop-go. But I do give myself a big reminder of "this is not your YZ250, this is not set up for what you think you can do, do not show off and jack yourself up."

  • tribalbc

Posted June 20, 2011 - 06:05 AM


I've ridden mine a fair bit at the track. With the Smart Performance suspension mods she handles quite well, even when coming up short :ride:
These days it's pretty hard to get me off my RM250 though. I'm pretty much fully switched back to 2 strokes. The WR only comes out on dual sport type cruises...

  • matthewbosworth

Posted February 26, 2012 - 06:11 PM


WR450 at the track.

she rips it up.


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