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terry nichols

wr 350

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thinking of getting a 2012 wr450 and sleeve down to 350,,wonder what the cost,,the 450 has to much motor iam 69 and want a smaller motor ,,your thoughts???

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Crazy waste of time!

Is what you really want a smaller motor, or a more manageable power band?

With a 2012/13 WR450F you can map any kind of power you want.

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Or get WR250f and punch it out.

Or get a 350xcw......

Or get a Jeep w/ a 350 in it.

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Or get WR250f and punch it out.

Or get a 350xcw......

Or get a Jeep w/ a 350 in it.

No, no no! No KTM's!

They don't handle, The forks suck, and the are too fragile.

I've owned two 2012's and they are nothing but hype.

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I don't even know if it's possible to sleeve down a 450 all the way to a 350. But I agree, if you could, it would be a waste of time. There are better ways to make the engine more manageable. Or just buy the correct bike in the first place.

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I think I would rather buy a yz250 with the biggest flywheel I could hang on the end of the crank

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Yamaha should make one.

HA! It took them 6 years to put the SSS KYB fork on the WR.....

Personally with my size (6'1 215) I would like a 400 for East Coast style rides. Although I do just fine on the 450, 400 would be better.

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thinking of getting a 2012 wr450 and sleeve down to 350,,wonder what the cost,,the 450 has to much motor iam 69 and want a smaller motor ,,your thoughts???

I do know that I've read in one of the mags that they had LA Sleeve make a 400 out of a 450. It was a Yamaha too, can't remember if YZ or WR. This was several years ago. Might call LA Sleeve and see what they have to say.

I know some 70 year olds who are still charging hard. Amazing dudes they are. Riding 250 2 stroke MX bikes with no mods on trails. They say they don't need no stinkin' Flywheel Weight or Suspension tuning....LOL! They are like 74-75 years old now and they are starting to crash a lot and get hurt. Finally slowing down after 40-50 years of riding. Amazing. An inspiration for sure.

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I ride with a 65 yr old gentlemen about once a week or so and he crashes, but always gets right back on. Man, I love hearing the stories of back in the day. He used to ride Cam Am's witch was way before my time, it's pretty cool and inspirational riding with him. I'm going to be really bummed when he decides to give it up.

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Geoff Ballard in Australia sleeved down a WR450 back in 2009 to 400cc and raved about the bike changed it completely and he is a top aussie enduro rider.

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Yeah, either sleeve down to 400, or put a 300 on a WR250F. Or buy a Husky 310 if you're not into the Katos

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