2006wr450f

What did you do to your WR today?

4,502 posts in this topic

Right on! good video, thanks for posting. A trip on my bucket list is to go up to Kamloops and ride with Guy Perrett. A couple of years ago he was starting a tour co, were all you had to do is bring your gear, and he supply's the bike. I've worked up there a few times and my brother has a house downtown Vancouver. I love it up there.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't done it yet but ups brought gifts

today.

Those will look awesome....I have those same wheels on order....After looking at this....I was wondering.....The stock wheels have the adapter on the front hub to operate the speedo.....Does your new wheels have that as well?......Or do they need to be modified to work?

Dustin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a broken turn signal.. put some new ones in I got from Schucks for $6 ea

IMG_20130315_201452_494.jpg

IMG_20130315_201429_545.jpg

IMG_20130315_201325_951.jpg

IMG_20130315_201504_976.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With all due respect, this is why the tree hugers want to shut down OHV trails.

Please tread lightly, or at least do not post the pics that they will use to fight against us.

Yep.

Still winter

_MG_1500.JPG

_MG_1490.JPG

With my buddy Dave and his 2wd Ural

_MG_1512.JPG

_MG_1536.JPG

watched the sunset over Mt Pilchuck

Edited by jentzschman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I checked the valves today. Both exhaust were .008" so I should be fine there.

All three intakes are too tight. Left and Right were .003" and middle .0028”

The shims that came out are…

Left: 191

Middle: 192

Right: 192

According to the manual these must be the original shims because replacements come in .05 mm increments although I have seen .025 increment 3rd party shims.

My math says three 185s should put my intake valves in a happy place unless I'm missing something.

The bike is an 05 with who knows how many miles or hours on it. I added a Vapor last summer so it will be easier to keep track moving forward.

Edited by Alpha One Nine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With all due respect, this is why the tree hugers want to shut down OHV trails.

Please tread lightly, or at least do not post the pics that they will use to fight against us.

Those were on roads man...we weren't tearing trails up

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This isn't all from today, but it's been over the last couple of months. My winter maintenance was needed.

- Regreased every bearing on bike, but had to replace steering stem bearings.

- Adjusted valves

- Replaced coolant

- Added a spark arrestor

- New bark busters with integrated turn signals

- New rear blinkers

- Rewired bike to make all this work! Ahh what a pain.

- New handle bars

- New grips

- Cleaned up scratched and dirty plastic

- Installed new number plate backgrounds I won earlier this winter!!! THANKS!

TODAY, I took the latest pics, since it was a nice sunny day. Not riding in the snow. Hopefully it melts so I can get out next weekend.

20130202_110645.jpg

20130106_134313.jpg

20121230_140059.jpg

20130317_104145.jpg

20130317_104202.jpg

20130317_104305.jpg

20130317_104337.jpg

20130317_104420.jpg

20130317_104448.jpg

20130317_104518.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The motor locked up mid-air on a small jump.

So far I assume the timming jumped and the piston and intake valves had a little meeting.

There are chunks of metal that look like pieces of the lifter from the center intake valve down

in the timing chain cavity. Pieces must be jammed in the gear on the crankshaft, cause

I cant get the chain to losen, it is rediculously tight and cant take the head off.

IMG3188_zpsf13b8ded.jpg

IMG3192_zpsf2cefba3.jpg

IMG3199_zpsafddc916.jpg

IMG3201_zps442d7364.jpg

Dont know what I am gonna do yet , I have sunk so much time and $$$ into this bike.

And now possibly another $ 2000 or more ?

Once I get the motor out and tore down I will see the full extent of the damage.

FML .

Edited by still2smokin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went for a ride to Greeson. Had a good 80 Mi run.

Got home did some cleaning and put the summer time wheels on it.

Haven't done it yet but ups brought gifts

today.

IMG_20130317_110113_019.jpg

IMG_20130317_110135_206.jpg

IMG_20130317_110307_987.jpg

IMG_20130316_122828_638.jpg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those were on roads man...we weren't tearing trails up

Still. It helps to be pro active, even if it is a dedicated road. It looks a lot like a dirt road, and trust me, the crazy tree hugers WILL use this as propaganda.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still. It helps to be pro active, even if it is a dedicated road. It looks a lot like a dirt road, and trust me, the crazy tree hugers WILL use this as propaganda.

So you are saying that we shouldn't have fun because there are wackos out there....OK :lame:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So you are saying that we shouldn't have fun because there are wackos out there....OK :lame:

You obviously don't know anything about tread lightly do you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You obviously don't know anything about tread lightly do you?

If you have a problem with a post of another member, why don't you send them a PM next time so it doesn't end up throwing the thread off track?

Now... back to WR's.... got the Guts Racing aftermarket seat installed, now ready to head out for a LONG ride this weekend and test it out.

Guts seat installed.JPG

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You obviously don't know anything about tread lightly do you?

I'm confused? I consider myself a crazy hippy scum tree hugger but it just looks like a snow covered frozen road... Looks fun.

I agree with Mr. Bee, So here goes... I'm sitting awaiting my new FMF Q4 (be here thursday) and parts to do the oil nozzle mod while watching the weather this week to see if it will be dry enough to attempt my first hare scrambles in over ten years!

Oh and I replaced the idler arm and center link on my old truck so I can get the scooter to the race.. Whew

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have a problem with a post of another member, why don't you send them a PM next time so it doesn't end up throwing the thread off track?

Now... back to WR's.... got the Guts Racing aftermarket seat installed, now ready to head out for a LONG ride this weekend and test it out.

My fault, I apologize.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well it looks like just the top end .....

IMG3207_zpseaae1fa3.jpg

IMG3209_zpsba95fcfb.jpg

IMG3211_zps8c5b48e8.jpg

Yeah right :lol: :lol: :lol: .

IMG3212_zpsd1d7954c.jpg

The lower end still does not turn easily, could just be chunks of my missing lifter jammed up elsewhere.

Years ago my Pops taught me if you are gonna open it up , do it right .

So its gonna take awhile ( $$ ) but it will be right , cause I am keeping this bike for a good long while.

So far the parts list is .. Timing chain, intake and exhaust cams, piston/rod/crank, new head if the lifter bore

can't be saved, OEM gaskets , etc.... not mention once I split the cases.

This should be fun and scary at the same time .

I see a rebuild thread in my future............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:


  • Similar Content

    • By Woody Oakson
      I have a 1995 yz125 2t and the thing runs pretty good, well at least it seems to have no issues but it does not need the choke to start the bike. I changed the main, idle, and needle jets all to factory specs for my temperature and altitude. The bike will start first kick when 100% cold and will start first kick when warm but it just does not need the choke. So I'm wondering if I'm hindering my bikes performance in a way because it does not need the choke. Suggestions? 
    • By Growthandknowledge
      Hey guys,
      So I recently just went through the bike and replaced the exhaust cam on my 2002 yz250f with an autodecompression cam out of a 2004 model.  I then shimmed the valves, cleaned the carb, and replaced the spark plug.  Now it won't start regardless of whether or not I try to kick it or bump it.  It seems like as I keep kicking it it goes through periods of extremely high compression where it is very hard to kick and then periods of low compression where it is a little easier to kick.  Either way I can't get the bike to start.  Any ideas?
    • By johnk408
      Used PRO TAPER platform 2.3 pegs with standard height inserts. These are removed from a 2011 YZ 125 but should fit all current era YZ and YZF's. Double check before purchasing. I just sharpened the teeth up a bit with a file. These retail for $190 and most online retailers have for $170. You can buy replacement inserts that are higher or lower if desired. 
      Taken from Pro Taper's site:
      The 2.3 Platform Pegs feature a unique replaceable cleat design for unrivaled customizability. All necessary mounting hardware is included, as well as the standard magnesium-colored cleats. Replacement cleats incorporate ProTaper’s exclusive Traction Arc Design and are available in various heights, colors, and materials to directly suit each rider’s needs.
    • By hm15
      Hello everyone, been looking around on here for a couple weeks and figured I'd finally drop my question for some feedback. Looking for a bike, obviously or I'd be on a different forum, somewhere in the 250/300 range. Heres some info about me and the typical riding I'll be doing..
      My specs: Male, 190 lbs, 5'10, 28 years old. 
      Riding Experience: Two wheel mostly street, R6, R1, Harley etc. I've ridden most of em. Off road has been mostly quad, except one trip down the trails on a Yamaha 450 2t (holy moses that was quick). Ridden quads for a few years, Polaris 850, Yamaha/Honda 250's (banshee style) at Silver Lake and on trails. Trails we ride are in Grayling which are a mix of hard pack and loose sand (tank trails). 
      Planned Riding: the above mentioned sand dunes and trails. Doubt I'll ever touch an actual Mx track. Will use a paddle tire when in the dunes. In my mind I've narrowed it down to the KTM 250/300 XCW or Yamaha YZ250X. Not really a Honda fan. 
      Not trying to open another KTM vs Yamaha thread, Ive read plenty of those. Just looking for some feedback and ensure these are the bikes I should be interested in and if 2 stroke should be my route? I like the easy maintenance but also like the idea of fuel injected 4t. I don't want to be beating the heck out of a 4t in the dunes and turn it into a bigger $ pit than these toys are already. I would prefer having a headlight, 250X does not come with one while both KTM's do (unless I go Yamaha 4t with the WR250f). Thanks for your feedback..
    • By AMM888
      I am looking for a YZ125 and have found a 99 for 1300 and an 03 for 1600 both in pretty nice condition. Obviously going to negotiate the prices down however I was wondering which one you guys would suggest. Ive been doing research and know that the 03 is lighter with a modified frame though it has a 5 speed. The 99 motor is well liked for the power and reliability.
      I will be doing strictly trail riding so whats the better option here?