High mileage wr


18 replies to this topic
  • Stealth13

Posted February 24, 2012 - 02:16 PM

#1

What's the most miles you guys get on your wr before needing a rebuild? Looking to do a mix of off and on road

  • Monk

Posted February 24, 2012 - 04:15 PM

#2

No rumors, my dad met a guy down in south america with over 67000kms on a bone stock engine. 3rd piston though, original crank.

  • Stealth13

Posted February 24, 2012 - 04:35 PM

#3

Mostly all street km, babying it?

  • Monk

Posted February 24, 2012 - 06:43 PM

#4

Mostly all street km, babying it?


lol, its south america!

  • Stealth13

Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:13 PM

#5

lol, its south america!

Ha missed that part, so pretty much 67000 trail km

  • djv5

Posted February 25, 2012 - 05:04 PM

#6

10,000 miles of street, supermoto, dualsport and single track riding on my 2007 and only 1 valve adjustment so far.

Why do you think you need a rebuild?

  • Stealth13

Posted February 25, 2012 - 06:44 PM

#7

Mine doesn't it only has 700km from previous owner and I did 500km in a couple weeks. Wondering how long they last since I ride alot

  • djv5

Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:27 PM

#8

These bikes are very reliable and do not require a lot of maintenance.

I change my oil and oil filter every 500 miles. I also do valve inspections every 2,500 miles.

Most common wear items for me are:

Suspension linkage
Wheel bearings
Water pump impeller weap seal
Brake pads
Fork seals

  • Stealth13

Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:30 AM

#9

I have 1600km on mine now. Bought it with 700 so did more driving in a month than the previous owner did in 6 years

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  • Baja trail Rider

Posted March 12, 2012 - 09:13 PM

#10

My 07 has been rode every week off road since new,(hundreds of miles a week) no speedo because of other front end.No valve adj.so far.

  • panda38

Posted March 13, 2012 - 12:34 AM

#11

9500km on my 07 wr450. All single track. adjusted valves at around 6000km. motor is still running like new. haven't had to replace anything motorwise yet. Only tires, chain, sprockets, and brade pads.

  • stuntheavy

Posted March 13, 2012 - 05:39 PM

#12

thoughts on how long a piston is safe for?

  • E4x4Eric

Posted March 13, 2012 - 05:54 PM

#13

I don't know but, My 03 WR450 has only around 300miles since new and I am thinking about doing 70mph for 30 miles straight 5 days a week with the stock gearings..

  • Stealth13

Posted March 14, 2012 - 06:16 AM

#14

thoughts on how long a piston is safe for?

The one guy said in 67000 he did 2 pistons.

  • Stealth13

Posted March 14, 2012 - 06:19 AM

#15

I don't know but, My 03 WR450 has only around 300miles since new and I am thinking about doing 70mph for 30 miles straight 5 days a week with the stock gearings..

Arent those 13/50? I have 06 with the 14/50 and won't cruise over 65 because it sounds buzzy past that

  • Baja trail Rider

Posted March 14, 2012 - 07:14 AM

#16

Yes 07 up 13-50,I changed mine to 14-50,but still dont like to take it over 50 on highway.

  • Stealth13

Posted March 14, 2012 - 08:45 AM

#17

Only 50? Our highways are a minimum of 100 so I do like 105... If it was geared higher id do 120-130

  • GCannon

Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:16 AM

#18

I got over 14,000 miles of all dirt on my 02 before I had to change the TI valves and piston.

  • kawi380

Posted March 16, 2012 - 05:25 AM

#19

My 08 has almost 4000miles all single track. I have checked the valves twice and never had to adjust. I change the oil every ride (~100 miles) with a new filter every other ride. She runs like a dream still :thumbsup:




 
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