new guy 12 wr450f

hey guys just wanted to say hi, just traded my polaris rzr for a 2012 wr 450f and wanted to join a great community.

 

So far the bike is stock except for the throttle stop screw removed and the reprogrammed ecu from Yamaha, is there anything else that needs to be done??

 

I will be riding logging roads, and mountainous trails in bc.

I haven't even rode the bike yet, just ordered all my gear( chest protector, shin/knee pads, boots, back brace,helmet, and gloves)

 

is there anything else I should be looking at before riding this thing or just get out and have fun?

 

my previous bikes were all street bikes so this is my first offroad bike

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Handguards might be good to help prevent breaking levers when you do lay it down.

 

Ride it a bit, then decide what you might want to add / upgrade or replace.

 

Jesse

Make sure you're properly sprung for rider weight; you did not list how much you weigh before gear.

Then set sag.

 

Used bikes: check all bolts, see if air filter is clean, suspension pivots greased (stock grease disappears quickly and turns bearings into orange dusty string cheese mess) and spoke tension. Kind of a pain and labor intensive reality, but it saves time and money and trailside breakdowns.

Being a beginner rider and riding in the mountains, you are probably going to want to regear it.   I recommend 12/52 or so.

 

I would also find a local experienced rider to ride with.

 

Have fun !

Ya I weigh about 230, right now and I am about 5'10. When I sit on the bike I can touch both feet slightly more then Just my toes touching. I am pretty close with my dealer as the sell my sled stuff as well and I am debating taking it in for a service and possibly they can setup the suspension for me while I am there

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