New '11 WR450 or '12WR450

Thanks both for Info on idle.Please post if you can get  the idle way down.With the fast idle the FI bikes have there a hand full.To ride in gear,motor on 20mph idle,you would loose life and limb on the trails here.I know it can be done be the first,then I can pass it on.Thanks again.

Oh, you might want to start a new thread....

You introduced air into the brake system??? &%$#@!?

Not saying it isn't plausible, just after 13 years riding, racing, and reading forums and I have never heard of anyone purposely introducing air into a brake system to make it less touchy.

Care to explain?

It was a tip from krannie. I found the rear brake lacked feel and was way too prone to lock up. Too digital, either on or off. I wanted more travel in the brake lever too.

Krannie suggested introducing some air into the system. Air is compressible, provides more travel and feel. It works great. And I can always bleed it out if I tire of it.

Yeah it makes sense. Just came out of left field on me.....

Yeah it makes sense. Just came out of left field on me.....

It's an old KTM (meh, just threw up in my mouth a little...) trick.

It was a tip from krannie. I found the rear brake lacked feel and was way too prone to lock up. Too digital, either on or off. I wanted more travel in the brake lever too.

Krannie suggested introducing some air into the system. Air is compressible, provides more travel and feel. It works great. And I can always bleed it out if I tire of it.

This is a hell of an idea and I will definitely do this for my rear brake.  It locks up WAY too easily and I imagine just a small bubble will do.  I wouldn't have thought of this one...

Thanks.

It's an old KTM (meh, just threw up in my mouth a little...) trick.

LOL!

That explains it then. I've had 1 KTM for about 6 months in 2006. All it did was eat money and leak oil all over my garage, truck, and trailer. Sucker got 86'd in a heart beat and I haven't kept up with them.

Baja Trail Rider,

You know you really should think a little bit more before you type. You come in here dog cussing the 12+ and now you are crawfishing and asking for help like a bum on the Interstate exits. Could you please make up your mind on whether you are going to be an A-Hole or a cool dude?

Baja Trail Rider,

You know you really should think a little bit more before you type. You come in here dog cussing the 12+ and now you are crawfishing and asking for help like a bum on the Interstate exits. Could you please make up your mind on whether you are going to be an A-Hole or a cool dude?

 

 

....ah, I think that's be determined already...

Ok Its not me,Im asking for the 5 guys here from CA running the 1000.Had nothing to do with what I know.Its there here now asking.

It's an old KTM (meh, just threw up in my mouth a little...) trick.

But with KTM's it comes automatically, just let one sit in the garage a few days.

But with KTM's it comes automatically, just let one sit in the garage a few days.

Yeah, on the front, but the back is like a light switch, and hold 1cc of oil so it overheats nice and quick, and never induces air on it's own.

 

I hate KTM

Yeah, on the front, but the back is like a light switch, and hold 1cc of oil so it overheats nice and quick, and never induces air on it's own.

 

I hate KTM

Yep, that comes thru loud and clear. I did not hate mine but I did pass it along after three months. Sure was pleased to see it in another fellas truck.

Here's my 2 cents...I had an 07 that I liked a lot but it handled like crap. Was gonna spend the bucks to get it dialed in and then I found a good used 2012. I did some research and learned that it had great suspension out of the box so I sold my super clean 07 and threw in 1500 to get the 12. Best move I ever made! This bike is awesome. Handles like a dream, plenty of power, feels lighter, never hiccups, starts as easy if not easier, and best thing about it is that I never have to re-jet or worry about cleaning a dirty carb. What can I say, I am in love with my 2012 wr450! There, I said it.

& that crap about not being able to ride at slow speeds due to idle issues... ridiculous. 

I'm considering an upgrade to this cycle from a DRZ400S.  I know I'm in for a real treat.

 

I read thru the thread, and wondered about the "air in the rear brake system" trick myself.  Could you please tell me how I would control the amount of air introduced, or maybe a brief description of what to do?

 

I did not see anything like this in the FAQ (which I read first).

 

Thanks,

Bob

I'm considering an upgrade to this cycle from a DRZ400S.  I know I'm in for a real treat.

 

I read thru the thread, and wondered about the "air in the rear brake system" trick myself.  Could you please tell me how I would control the amount of air introduced, or maybe a brief description of what to do?

 

I did not see anything like this in the FAQ (which I read first).

 

Thanks,

Bob

I "upgraded" from a DRZ400S when I bought a 2012 WR450 last year; upgrade does even start to describe the difference between the two bikes. I enjoyed riding the DR, but after riding the WR for a season I realize how much more fun riding is on a capable off-road machine. The WR conspires to make you ride better.

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