2006wr450f

What did you do to your WR today?

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just finished my fork revalve.. took it for a short flat ride (felt good)...loaded it on the trailer for some testing tomorrow... thanks to Dave J he was a big help.. took a little time for the parts to get here but not too bad.. didnt always get to talk to him but i left a message and he always called back within a day.. and when i did talk to him he was always ready to answer my question..PICT0017.jpg

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I drowned my WR 450 2005 in a river 2 years ago. - Found it back a little further down the river. - All went fine except the speedometer got killed.

As I see some people are buying new speedometers, I would like to ask if anyone would like to sell me the original one. - Note this is a 2005, and street legal.

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rode it for the first time in ages... dropped it 3 times.. I am sore today.. may be in traction tomorrow! but I loved it!

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went from this-

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to these....

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for what its worth-

sent the crank out to mr crankshft without a doubt great, absolutely fantastic service from ship date to return. vince called me apon the cranks arrival and kept me posted through the process....189.00 back to my door is really fair in all considering.

vince if you get a chance to read this, thanks again.

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Took my trusty old WR400 in for Blue Slip ready for Rego.

Left it with them for 2 hours.

I came back and they sheepishly asked me how to start my bike.

6 guys from the service dept (car yard) couldn't start it :rant:

So...I hopped on, pulled the choke, and kicked her ONCE and Vroooom :smirk:

Must say I almost laughed out loud.

Bit stupid how a car yard does the safety check for a bike when they really know nothing about them.

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i guess i could say what didnt i do! unfortunately im to new to the sport to know/be able to do my own motor work but had a top end done w/ je high comp piston, valves, timing chain. ufo plastics w/ yz rear fender and number plate. dunlop mx51's. T.M. design rear chain guide, msr front. and sent the suspension to a local suspension guy to have the "big guy" valving done. did springs last year and it wasnt enough. also did linkage and swing arm bearings. they had never been done and man i dont even know how they were moving. cant wait to see how different it is. next to come, some graphics to cover up the color differences rear rotor and new battery. whew. :smirk:

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i guess i could say what didnt i do! unfortunately im to new to the sport to know/be able to do my own motor work but had a top end done w/ je high comp piston, valves, timing chain. ufo plastics w/ yz rear fender and number plate. dunlop mx51's. T.M. design rear chain guide, msr front. and sent the suspension to a local suspension guy to have the "big guy" valving done. did springs last year and it wasnt enough. also did linkage and swing arm bearings. they had never been done and man i dont even know how they were moving. cant wait to see how different it is. next to come, some graphics to cover up the color differences rear rotor and new battery. whew. :smirk:

just jump in?

its not your daily rider so take your time, learn the ride.

learn the bike.

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I didnt do it TODAY...but ive been doing it for the last 2 months or so. more or less complete rebuild and transformation into a baja weapon. I leave tomorrow morning for baja. :smirk:

Safari trail tank, trailtech 35 W HID racelight, Smart Performance suspension rebuild

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I installed a set of Devol rad guards that I got off of fleabay on the cheap. Put in a new plug while I had the tank off. I also received my freshly serviced forks, new wheel bearings and seals, swing arm bearing kit, chain slide and brake pads.

I have a One Industries decal / seat cover set on the way... Hard to find for an 04. :thumbsup: I bought the bike used last summer, the decals that came on it are custom decals with the dealer's name, etc on them. They aren't too bad looking but they are starting to peel at the edges.

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last night stripped the bike down abit more,snapped a bolt in the front brake reservoir bar clamp,:thumbsup::smirk: removed everything else on handle bars,hid all the wiring behind the new yz front race plate.

then today fitted my new fmf powerbomb header,waiting on bearings for the linkages so cant do them just yet or fit my fmf powercore4 muffler,put fatbars,one industries fatbar pad and zorst plug on layby.

so still waiting on linkage bearings and fatbar adapter clamps and hopefully should have the old girl running again soon.then in a couple months shes gunna get a new piston and rings and a 450f cam put in so i can have auto decomp.

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Looked longingly at my 450F, then changed the right rear tube on the Outlaw quad and ran the kid's TTR just in case it doesn't get ridden this weekend. :thumbsup:

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Installed my newly designed, front caliper guard. It's welded to the stainless steel "Rooster" front disc guard, and will transfer any impacts directly to the axle. A few weeks back, I smucked a rock at the exact perfect height to destroy my old caliper. Maniac

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I didnt do it TODAY...but ive been doing it for the last 2 months or so. more or less complete rebuild and transformation into a baja weapon. I leave tomorrow morning for baja. :thumbsup:

Safari trail tank, trailtech 35 W HID racelight, Smart Performance suspension rebuild

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Nice! What brand of rear chain guide are you running, and what size sprockets?

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I replaced my fork seals last night. I had scratched my inner fork tube on a rock when I crashed and blew my MCL out. I sanded the scratches and then put marine grade JB Weld in the scratches and then sanded them smooth. Hopefully it will hold, if not, time to find some used forks. You can buy two forks for the price of an inner.

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