Help me pick a WR450F and ADV it!
Posted March 14, 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:23 AM
On my xt225 it has handles and pegs and could carry a passenger
Posted March 15, 2012 - 08:26 AM
The inserts.. I put the sparky in. I might test the quiet insert, looks a little small
Who cares if passengers is legal, like anyone is going to give you any grief. As long as you have buddy pegs its fine.
Posted March 15, 2012 - 02:01 PM
Oil capacity IMHO is the big downside to making a WR450F into a true Dual Sport machine. You can get a Recluse clutch cover that gives you another 200 cc of oil over stock but there just isn't that much lubricant to be running around up to Alaska.
... Selling my XR650L and XR250 for a WR450 that I plan to dual sport. with that said... Is there a way to increase the oil capacity? I think 1000mi oil changes for long street rides, is that enough? ...
To keep the motor happy you should be changing the oil fairly regularly and that won't work well if you are dual-sporting.
That being said I rode my modified WR450F for 9 days in the Copper Canyon area of Mexico with one oil change.
Posted March 15, 2012 - 03:57 PM
made a hitch rack too.
How are you getting your bike up onto the rack? Can you show us some more shots of it, please? I'd like to make one too.
I have a truck that been raised a couple of inches and has "stupid big" tires (bought it that way, nice truck otherwise, waiting to wear them out....) and it's a PITA to load a bike. I either use a trailer or have to find a good ditch for loading & unloading.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 01:07 PM
I don't mind changing the oil on long trips... on my alaska trip I changed the oil and it really wasn't bad. Although it would be nice to have a little more capacity.
I have a few different pipe options
09 YZ450f full system
07 yz450f muffler
07 wr450f stock system
07 White Bros XCR muffler
on the bike is the Leo Vince full system. I really like the LV... Really nice quality. I would say its around 95db with the spark arrestor, 92db with the quiet tip, 96 open. I am running the spark arrestor, but I might put the quiet one in.. I have been busy working around the shop today so I only got a chance to ride it around the yard, I'll ride far tomorrow. According to their testing you get around 47HP uncorked on the WR450. I haven't touched the jetting, but it seems about right.. although I need to fix the bog. I think there is a 170 main in right now.
I am going to test the other systems too just to compare. I like the shorty pipe, and I have a PMB spark arrestor + ultra silent insert for it.
The White Bros pipe is pretty nice, a bit long though. It sounded pretty quiet, probably about 94db.
If anyone wants to buy a system let me know, I am going to stick with the LV in the end I think. I might keep the 09 header/pipe for a backup.
09 YZF head pipe VS stock WR
Edited by n16ht5, March 16, 2012 - 01:10 PM.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 01:50 PM
Look at them pipes. Double
YZF a little quieter can than the aftermarket? Was said to be a quiet silencer.
Posted March 17, 2012 - 09:03 AM
I really need to pull everything apart to get the carb out, the bog is driving me crazy. It runs great until I whack the throttle off idle... bog big time.
Posted March 18, 2012 - 02:31 PM
the camera makes the pipe seem really loud for some reason. It's actually fairly quiet, about on par with the Q4, although a much different note
Edited by n16ht5, March 18, 2012 - 02:32 PM.
Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:20 PM
If I like the YZF system I will use it for single track, it is much less exposed, and much cheaper to replace if I trash it
removed both inner baffles
Posted March 19, 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:27 PM
Also tested the YZF system. WOW I am impressed! Right up there in power with the LV. I would say the LV is a hair nicer but I am going to run this yzf pipe until summertime when the trails arent so slick. Volume is right around 94db I would guess. Its got bark whenyou hammer it but not too much.
Edited by n16ht5, March 19, 2012 - 08:29 PM.
Posted March 19, 2012 - 10:59 PM
Edited by shrubitup, March 19, 2012 - 11:00 PM.
Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:08 AM
Edited by n16ht5, March 20, 2012 - 12:09 AM.
Posted March 23, 2012 - 03:04 PM
I never had a bike where a pipe made such a drastic difference in power. Maybe I changed pipes that were closer in performance levels .
The WR motor to me is a full on race motor.Any attempt to tone it down wont make it like a DR or XR, it just makes it run like crap
Every time I made a change to mine I felt like a big deal tuner because I got a noticeable result.
I like the White Bros pipes. The can seems super strong and is big. Big is good for quiet as long as it isnt restricted with baffles
did you repack it yet? They have a nice cartridge of packing set up.
Yes the WR doesnt hold as much oil as needed for dual sport long distances. It doesnt take much to pull the plug and just drain a quart and replace a quart.
There are a few threads on there where ppl have rigged oil coolers. A few months ago I remember someone adding a tank to add capacity and sat it behind the right radiator
I wish my bike not holding enough oil for too much riding was a problem I had to deal with