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What to look for when buying wr450

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Gday all,

So im pretty set on getting myself a wr450, it will be alloy frame and carby so roughly 07/08/09 model but wanted a few ideas on what to look at before I actually buy it! So things like cracked frames or rough engines etc. I read 07 models can have a hole in the bolt in the airbox for sand to get in to the carb, so stuff like that ill be looking for.. So any ideas on what to check would be good! Also how many ks is too many ks? Like is 6000ks too many? Things like that.. Cheers

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Y not a yz more power

 

 

Because a YZ is terrible on trails. More power is not the only factor you consider when you buy a bike.

 

 

 

 

Just look for general wear on the bike. It will be apparent if it has been rode hard and not taken care of. Look at the air filter for sure. If it is really dirty, I wouldn't buy it. I don't know how many miles a km is, but engine hours are a more important factor than mileage. I wouldn't buy one with more than 150 hours. Not saying they wouldn't be reliable, just saying I wouldn't buy one.

Edited by KTMforlife

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I have a 12 yz450. I use it for the trails. And every thanksgiving I take it to California to ride the desert. I'm right there with the Ktm and the 450x guys.

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You should post this in the WR450 forum. You'll get all the answers you need. WR450 is one of the most durable Dirtbikes you can buy.

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You should post this in the WR450 forum. You'll get all the answers you need. WR450 is one of the most durable Dirtbikes you can buy.

 

Correct on both.

 

Mike

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Make sure it's not a wr250 motor swapped into a 450 frame. Not even kidding, that happened to someone I know.

How can one tell that?

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Pull off air filter and feel inside of air boot for grit. If you feel dirt run away

Check bottom of fork tubes, frame, linkage for it being beat on

Put on stand and feel for head bearing play

Show up early so the guy has to start it cold

Look at the other shit in his garage to see how he treats his stuff

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How can one tell that?

The VIN on the frame matched the title of a WR450, but the cylinder bore was a WR250. So somebody took the time to put in a WR250 motor and sell it as a WR450

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