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WR450...Am I too big for it?

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I am 6'3 and a physicaly fit 225lbs Is the WR450 a good choice or will I dwarf it? I don't know anyone personaly that has one so test riding is out. I will be riding desert and Baja mostly. I am trying to decide between the WR or an XR650R which I know fits my size.

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look at pre 05 models as they are taller by about an inch. I think If you went with a tall seat you'd be fine.

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I six foot and 270lbs no problems for me, just got some fat bars and bar risers. Would the 650 be to heavy for desert riding.

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The 450 is a good choice no doubt but if you can find a 01 or 02 426 don't over look them.....VERY dependable and a little more stout for desert... IMO

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I love my WR 450 but 2 of the guys I ride with think the XR is the best desert bike they have ever ridden. Extremely stable and huge power everywhere.

I just got beat in a Hare Scramblles by a guy on an XR 650 with a trashed rear tire. He took Overall A and I got Senior A #1 by default.

I think it is a tougher choice than you think.

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I am 6'2" and about 240lbs.

My '05 pulls me around really well. Don't worry about earlier models as the turning aint so good when compared to the '05. The only thing I feel would be better if it had more room between the top of the seat and the foot pegs.

A set of bar risers or fatbars with adapters is the way to go as is an adjustable top tripple clamp so you can move the bars forward. GYTR have a great bar / clamp combo for really cheap too.

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Am I too big for it?

No worries mate you will love it. 6'6" and 215 and I run out of talent long before the WR four fitty does. :D

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ok.... maybe I should rephrase my question. When I say am I too big for it, I mean length. Matty05 summed it up that he wishes there was more room from seat to pegs and thats one of the things I was wanting to know. I have long legs and dint care to have my knees above my belly button. I'll have to go sit on one at the dealer and see how it feels.

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What's your inseam? Mine's 33" at 6', 220# and my '05 fits me just about perfect. In fact, it could even be about an inch lower and it would still work well. You can always get a little taller seat down the road as well. The '03's and '04's were about and inch taller, so if you can find one of those, you should be fine too...SC

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ok.... maybe I should rephrase my question. When I say am I too big for it, I mean length. Matty05 summed it up that he wishes there was more room from seat to pegs and thats one of the things I was wanting to know. I have long legs and dint care to have my knees above my belly button. I'll have to go sit on one at the dealer and see how it feels.

I am 6'4" and found it (01 426) better with a SDG tall seat and a set of top clamps that let me move the bars forward.http://users.tpg.com.au/adsl4nqr/Pics/bars.jpg

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I'm 6 ft 4 in and 225 and fitish. WR 450 03 is great. Would recomend bar spacers with a taper bar to increase bar height when standing up. I came off XR 400 but WR is another machine altogether. Go with the 450 its a lot lighter than a Honda and power is great.

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6'5. Bike is fine height. I am coming off of an xr650r and I dont miss anything about it. I love my WR!!! Power, ergos, reliability. It has everything you need.

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Im 6'4. 245. have any of you lowered the pegs in a low boy position. I bought the fastway pegs. Its a little different. Im still thinking if I should raise them like the old. Ill still play. I did get fat bars and the risers that raised them a bit. Might look at new triple clamps

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6' 3" 240, 03 WR450, SDG tall seat, fastway pegs, pro taper bars, the bike is a perfect fit with plenty of power to pull us "big" guys anywhere we want to go. This bike won't quit!! You will need a stiffer suspension though. I've got a 5.4 rear spring but am going to a 5.8 or a 6.

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I am the 6'3" 230 and the bike feels great. Had to get new bars thought. Higher with a less of a bend. The Universal Outdoor bars. Going with a little taller bar with less of a bend though.

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These guys are right on the money. I am 6' 05" 245# and my 01 WR426 is absolutely incredible. With exception of the airbox mod mine is still stock. It has POWER galore and much more fun to ride than a XR600 or 650. I would recomment moving the bars, putting a tall seat on and maybe adjusting the foot pegs (same as what everyone else has stated). I will be making these mods on mine prior to the fall riding season.

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