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wr450 - 2003 and 2004 visual differences

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I m after a wr450, and want a 2004 model, road registered here in the UK. I have seen a photo of one fr sale, as a 2004 but am not sure if this is a 2003 model registered in 2004, or a proper 2004 model.

It is standard, how do I tell them apart? Is there a difference on the decals, or colours of the forks etc??

Any help greatly appreciated

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Are they like real gold gold colour, or like a goldy silver colour? Might sound odd, but the 2003 ones are like a sort of off silver (gold tinted) silver colour aren't they?

Are the bars DEFINATELY Gold too?

Cheers

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'04 has an aluminum kickstand that tucks up along the subframe and the '03 has a steel one that sits lower.

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I think the header pipe is the easiest distinction. The '04 has a single head pipe and the '03 has a double headpipe(2 into 1).

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I m after a wr450, and want a 2004 model, road registered here in the UK. I have seen a photo of one fr sale, as a 2004 but am not sure if this is a 2003 model registered in 2004, or a proper 2004 model.

It is standard, how do I tell them apart? Is there a difference on the decals, or colours of the forks etc??

Any help greatly appreciated

As for the Frame Number It should be some thing like JYACJ04W54A------- the dashs are numbers.

Also Check model number 5TJ6-040 under seat.

this is for a 04 UK spec bike it might be a Grey import !

Uk bikes eat the strangled U.S. imports. :)

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cheers guys. as suspected it was a 2003 model, but only 65 miles on it so was mint. mmmmm what to do. lookin at a new 2004 now for a guide, but its £1200 more than the 65 mile 2003!

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