Just bought a WR450F :)


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  • chriscasha

Posted July 10, 2012 - 02:48 AM

#1

I just bough my WR450F yay!

So I have the button start but I don't like that for the fact that someone could just press the button on my bike and go with it :) So I have the key barrel and would like to change it so how do I swap the button start to the key switch? I feel its another safety precaution :D

Thanks, it's a 2008 model btw :D

Can't wait to ride it :lol: yayayayay

  • MANIAC998

Posted July 10, 2012 - 03:03 AM

#2

Do a search, and lots of good info will show up. Congrats on the bike! And Welcome to the Yamaha fraternity!!!
Maniac

  • Stealth13

Posted July 10, 2012 - 10:34 AM

#3

I just bough my WR450F yay!

So I have the button start but I don't like that for the fact that someone could just press the button on my bike and go with it :) So I have the key barrel and would like to change it so how do I swap the button start to the key switch? I feel its another safety precaution :D

Thanks, it's a 2008 model btw :D

Can't wait to ride it :lol: yayayayay

Just get a disc brake alarm for 23 bucks shipped and use that. If the bike is moved it gives a quick warning, then after the alarm goes

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted July 10, 2012 - 02:36 PM

#4

Just get a disc brake alarm for 23 bucks shipped and use that. If the bike is moved it gives a quick warning, then after the alarm goes

My thoughts exactly.... Don't go messing with the electrical system.

  • Bandit9

Posted July 10, 2012 - 03:34 PM

#5

Nice buy. Welcome to the fold.

  • chriscasha

Posted July 10, 2012 - 04:28 PM

#6

Just get a disc brake alarm for 23 bucks shipped and use that. If the bike is moved it gives a quick warning, then after the alarm goes


The thing is, my bike is at my grandparents house so yeah it will need every deterrent possible.

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  • chriscasha

Posted July 10, 2012 - 04:39 PM

#7

Nice buy. Welcome to the fold.


Thanks :)

  • chriscasha

Posted July 10, 2012 - 04:52 PM

#8

My thoughts exactly.... Don't go messing with the electrical system.

Just get a disc brake alarm for 23 bucks shipped and use that. If the bike is moved it gives a quick warning, then after the alarm goes


Again, its not at my house so if someone wants it, i'm f***ed.

I have the keyed ignition sitting here right now and it has a sort of how do you say, it looks like an 8 pin cpu power cord for a pc motherboard if you know what I mean? kind of like this;

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  • Billy450

Posted July 10, 2012 - 06:40 PM

#9

On my wr450 07 there was a plug under the dash that connected to the on/off button (next to the dash) that the keyed ignition plugs into. Simply changing a push button for the key switch

  • allterra

Posted July 11, 2012 - 03:11 AM

#10

If it is semi long term week or so just disconect the switch. 1 screw. I have a magnetic reed switch on mine so all I have to do is pull the little magnet and it will run.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted July 11, 2012 - 09:37 AM

#11

Again, its not at my house so if someone wants it, i'm f***ed.

I have the keyed ignition sitting here right now and it has a sort of how do you say, it looks like an 8 pin cpu power cord for a pc motherboard if you know what I mean? kind of like this;


Understood. But having a keyed switch will not stop anyone from stealing it. It will only stop them from starting it. At least it would stop them for about 5 minutes after they quietly roll it away. This is why we suggested a disk lock. Personally, I use a regular padlock around the rear sprocket.

  • chriscasha

Posted July 11, 2012 - 03:44 PM

#12

Understood. But having a keyed switch will not stop anyone from stealing it. It will only stop them from starting it. At least it would stop them for about 5 minutes after they quietly roll it away. This is why we suggested a disk lock. Personally, I use a regular padlock around the rear sprocket.


I have that as well. I am buying a disc lock this week as well. I already use a padlock and chain around my rear wheel and swing arm.




 
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