2006wr450f

What did you do to your WR today?

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Yeah wheel bearing took a crap. On a 11 month old RAD cush hub.

Felt good and tight before the race, so I don't know. Must have been a faulty bearing from the factory.

Probably didn't help that I was slamming whoops and rocks in 4th gear pinned on flat tires and bottoming out the suspension a lot. I blew out the fork seals too.. the dust seal keeper things were on the bottom of the fork tubes when I got home. I think I will turn up the dampening next time LOL.

I talked to RAD this morning and they are mailing me out new bearings and spacers 2nd day mail warrantied, so that is good. I wonder if I should replace that brake bracket..

I found one thing out.. you can't kill Tubliss!! the rest of the bike and you start falling apart first! I was trying to run the rear flat for a video, which was all fine and dandy then I punched a hole through the front too at mile 20 and that went flat. Made for some interesting handling, but no dents in rims and the tires stayed on the whole time just fine.

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you must have a pretty crappy backyard

Yeah crashed in the backyard....I was going about 25mph pulling a wheelie and ran out of room.

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Yeah crashed in the backyard....I was going about 25mph pulling a wheelie and ran out of room.

I was directing my comment at the guy who asked "how did you crash in your backyard?"

I've crashed in my yard too.

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Prepped the frame to install the new motor.....

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Also checked the valves, installed the Rickey Stator and AIS removal kit on the new motor !!

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Its alive !! 2 kicks and it purred like a kitten :banana: :banana: :banana:

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Might have to be sick Friday ;) .

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Prepped the frame to install the new motor.....

Also checked the valves, installed the Rickey Stator and AIS removal kit on the new motor !!

I am glad my motor went to a good home. How did you like the motor packing job?

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I am glad my motor went to a good home. How did you like the motor packing job?

Ya know what , I was pretty concerned about the shipping, figured the oil lines, valve cover or

clutch cover were going to suffer, but the way you packed it combined with the container you supplied

it was just as pictured on fleabay. I also took the motor apart quite a bit just to be sure what I bought

and everything looks just as described , barely broken in from the factory and ready to squirt dirt !

Gracias ! or for those outsde of California ............Thanks !

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:wub:

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and yes, i know, it's a little dirty...i was too anxious to get the kit installed and washed it afterwards...haha

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Visited Seat Concepts in San Jacinto CA and picked up my new seat. Great set of guys. I will be putting together a thread in June when I get home. I have confidence this is going to be the piece that makes the bike as comfortable as it should be.

Bought an 07 YZ450 head pipe.

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This is what I did to my WR this winter:

Replaced the stock plastic skid plate & rad guards with Devol aluminum ones

Set the rear sag to spec

Did the carb vent tubes reroute

Cleaned & regreased all the rear suspension linkages

Respoked the rear wheel

Installed a Rekluse EXP auto clutch (love it so far!)

Went riding!!

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She rides again.

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Here is how the old bearing came out

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ouch.

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RAD warrantied my bearings and seals.. so they sent me new ones... the wrong ones.. and not only the wrong bearings but chinese crap all balls racing bearings.

So I threw them in the trash and got some SKF bearings.

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Now I know why the original bearings failed after only 8 months of use.. chinese garbage. thanks RAD, I thought I was buying American made high quality wheels. Not quite.

All good now

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Here is my old fork oil. Smelly. New bushings, seals, and juice now!

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New chain , sprockets, chain guide rub block and starter relay.

Edit ... Oh yeah also ordered a new rear brake return spring :banghead: :banghead: ........lesson learned,

Maybe cleaning the garage with a leaf blower is not always the best idea......

I seem to be missing a few things, I wonder where they went ? :thinking:

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New rubber on both ends Maxxis Desert IT in the rear and Pirelli XMCH on the front.

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Next to figure out how to build a rack to mount these :thinking:

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I have some ideas and will start a separate post once I start the build process.

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adjusted the rekluse for low rpm engagement.

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I like it better.. going to try some tungsten balls next for harder engagement

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ran the new rekluse z-start this weekend....this thing is a-freakin-mazing!

nothing like chugging up gnarly rocky, rooty climbs in 3rd gear with barely any wheel spin...and in the real tight hare scramble stuff...it was flawless

n16ht5, were you running medium-hard before? what are you running now as far as springs? why the change and what did you notice?

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I was med hard before.. pulled the outer spring now so its just the 150 size spring for low rpm hard engagement. Takes Better advantage of the low torque of the Wr.. feels smoother and tractors better, led slip. Going to order the tungsten kit now

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