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firedog55

'06 Wr450F, updated.

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Hey Guys,

I've been a long time lurker so I thought I should contribute something. I bought this WR as a leftover in '07 cheap from a big dealer in Minnesota who was dumping stock on

ebay.

I did the "free" mods including a GYT-R AIS removal/jet kit, ProMotoBillet exhaust

insert and hand guards. I rode it a few times and life intervened. Sadly it was parked

in the garage until this last spring when a buddy bought a '06 YZ450F and needed a

riding partner. I pulled it out, changed the fluids, aired up the tires and it started

right up.

I had forgotten how much fun a dirt bike could be! So now that winter is

here I can spend time in the garage updating the old WR. This is going to be a long

winter, so I have plenty of time on my hands for a project. The first phase is done.

Here it is.

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Updates;

-FMF Power Bomb and Power Core 4 full exhaust system.

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-Braking Wave rotors, sintered pads, stainless steel lines, Dot 4 fluid. Acerbis ,

ProMotoBillet disc guards, Works Connection rear caliper guard.

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-Renthal Fatbars, billet mounts and grips.

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-SuperSprox rear sprocket.

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-Misc. WC billet parts, aluminum frame guards, skid plate and radiator guards.

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-FLU Designs graphics kit, UFO Enduro rear fender.

That's it for now, I have a few little things ordered, billet fuel cap, wide

pegs, Zeta oil filter cover, white Cycra fenders (new style) and hand guards.

I'm planning to send the forks and shock to Race Tech for the full treatment, they've

done miracles on my street bikes.

Then Stage 1 Hot Cams and head porting by APE is next along with a Boysen high flow

water pump kit and a GYT-R or Hinson clutch.

Probably be cheaper to just buy a 300cc 2T, but I enjoy modding my bikes as

much as riding them. And the old steel frame WR is almost perfect for the type of riding I do, fire roads and trails in the Mark Twain National Forest, sand/chat and trails

at St. Joseph ORV park and my buddies 500 acre farm/woods. If all I was riding was rocky single track I'd definitely get a 2T.

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go through all the pivot points, suspension and steering and re-lube everything. Race Tech upgrade will be a big improvement. I did a resto 2 years ago, very similar to what you did but mine included powdercoating frame/hubs/rims, etc.

The Dynatek CDI is a great improvement as well.

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Yes, I plan to do all the pivot points when I send the suspension to Race Tech.   I've read bad things about the lack of grease from Yamaha.   The bike probably has less than 15 hrs. total on it, and I'm not a hard rider so the frame and wheels are still cherry.

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Krannie,

Thanks for the compliment. I doubt if there are any more of these new '06 WRs left, I bought this one back in 2007.

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Yes, I plan to do all the pivot points when I send the suspension to Race Tech.   I've read bad things about the lack of grease from Yamaha.   The bike probably has less than 15 hrs. total on it, and I'm not a hard rider so the frame and wheels are still cherry.

Don't forget to use the 20% off TTalk coupon code ;)  Let me know if you have any questions/issues with the process with us, I'd be more than happy to help answer any questions for you.

 

chris@racetech.com

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Wow I wish my sons 06 looked half as good as yours. He takes great care of his bike but WOW!

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Hey guys, thanks for the compliments. I have been accused of being anal when it comes to my equipment. Here are some more pictures. I think I'm almost done updating it. Still looking for a '07 or newer headlight though.

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Don't forget to use the 20% off TTalk coupon code ;)  Let me know if you have any questions/issues with the process with us, I'd be more than happy to help answer any questions for you.

 

chris@racetech.com

How do I get this?

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How do I get this?

Just mention TTalk when ordering via email or phone and you get 20% off.  Yep, that easy!

 

Or you can get a quote via email through me at chris@racetech.com.

 

I'm more than happy to help out the members here.

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Very nice bike.  I bought an '07 headlight from this guy on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181304371688

 

Took a month to get here (over Xmas) but that wasn't the sellers fault, he posted it next day.  Simple mod but it really lifts the look of the bike IMO.

 

Hey guys, thanks for the compliments. I have been accused of being anal when it comes to my equipment. Here are some more pictures. I think I'm almost done updating it. Still looking for a '07 or newer headlight though.

 

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eRRmmm-Thanks for the link. I ordered one, should be here by 2/5/14. I'll post some pics when it's on. Thanks again.

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What rear fender is that and is the brake light plug and play?

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