2006wr450f

What did you do to your WR today?

4,495 posts in this topic

in need of an overhaul, so ordered a piston kit n gasket n bushing o ring kit, waiting for it to arrive, cant wait to get back on the trail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, it seems I'm always doing something to my WR426.

It is plated, but not quite legal. The signals are always getting ripped off and it is missing a few things.

The wiring to the taillight assembly was a mess as well as the rear turn signals so I redid that last week with flushmount LED signals. Came out clean, but the right light didn't work very well. It was the switch.

Yesterday I swapped out the stock H4 headlight jack with a 3 wire one, and installed a horn and pulled the toggle switch I had for the turn signals and wired the whole mess into a new handlebar control assembly from Rockymountainatv.com

untitled.jpg

Now I have high / low beams for the headlight, a horn, and real turn signal buttons.

I also just ordered an illuminated license plate frame.

Next I just have to figure out how to put a battery in and I'll be fairly street legal. I hate fix-it tickets.

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shortened the choke knob so it won't hit the inside of my Acerbis 3.4 gal tank. Cut off the knob portion, crossed drilled the shaft with a 3/32" drill bit, then installed a 3/32" roll pin as a "T" so there is something to grab onto. Covered the ends of the roll pin with urethane tubing for a nice finished look.

The Acerbis tank lobe almost touches the choke knob on my '03 WR450 when it is pulled out to the start position. It makes it hard to grab the knob and push it back in once the bike is warmed up. In addition, the tank lobe can deflect inwards from a low speed tip over and bend the choke shaft, causing a vacuum leak at the rubber boot seal. This happened once, causing my bike to boil over on a slow technical trail, almost leaving me to stranded 15 miles from camp.

If you have a desert tank that comes close to touching your choke knob, you could run into this problem. Look at your choke knob while you spin it with your fingers. If the knob wobbles as it spins, your choke shaft is bent. If it is bent enough to deflect the rubber boot, odds are you have a vacuum leak.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cancelled my order with Motosport. A customer service story:

This morning I called to alter an order that was waiting on inventory. The operator that answered was very curt, rude, and short with me. When I asked to be transferred to someone else because he was being a D*ck, I was immediately hung up on.

I called back, and the same operator answered the line with the same tone. When I asked for the supervisor, he put me on hold, and plead his case. The supervisor answered, and when I explained how his operator answered the line, and how a customer service call should be answered, he told me I was out of line.

I immediately asked to have the rest of my order cancelled, refunded, and for my name to be taken off of any mailing lists.

I will not do business with a company that conducts themselves in this way any further. I am fed up with poor customer service.

The rest of my order should be here today. New tires, IMS tank, frame guards, JD kit, SS oil filter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Taking the plunge are we :thumbsup:

I couldnt pass up the price on these :applause:

Plus I think with some jetting tweaks I can get these to work just fine. Ill also throw in a new piston and rings while I'm at it :)

Oh and dont tell n e one but I am looking for a set of YZ forks to try out as well...might give the Dave J treatment :lol:

1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I couldnt pass up the price on these :applause:

Plus I think with some jetting tweaks I can get these to work just fine. Ill also throw in a new piston and rings while I'm at it :)

Oh and dont tell n e one but I am looking for a set of YZ forks to try out as well...might give the Dave J treatment :lol:

1.jpg

I know from experience that it's very hard to pass up a set of cams like that for a good price. Once you tweak the jetting or figure out a starting routine the e-start won't be a real problem.

A piston and rings already? Wow, you must have really beat that bike badly.

btw, YZ forks are the bees knees....:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I couldnt pass up the price on these :applause:

Plus I think with some jetting tweaks I can get these to work just fine. Ill also throw in a new piston and rings while I'm at it :)

Oh and dont tell n e one but I am looking for a set of YZ forks to try out as well...might give the Dave J treatment :lol:

1.jpg

That should give you a good bump in power :jawdrop:

Too cold here still to mess with my estart. The lithium battery doesn't like the cold. It sure kickstarts easy though, pretty much first kick every time when hot and does it ever rip :thumbsup:

I don't know what the Dave J thing is with the YZ forks. But his phase 4 kit certainly transforms the WR fork. I'm still the most blown away with the shock difference though. Drill the free piston ports a little bigger and change a couple shims and:worthy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To my new-to-me 2006 I did the following:

-UFO rear fender

-IMS 3.1 gal. natural tank

-Devol radiator and frame guards

-JD kit 168 main, red needle clip 5

-New tires

-Found sprocket was loose on hub, tightened it up.

Waiting on FMF powerbomb Sx header and FMF Q4 can. Should be here by Monday.

ATL- ProTaper Evo YZ-Lo bar and clamps.

Wish list: Applied or D1H triple clamps, and YZ forks, heavier rear spring (or get back down to bikini weight. Better luck with the spring).

Update: Rode it for 15 min. Top clamp came loose. Bolts were to long and nuts were at end of thread. I need to add new washers.

Edited by 2in2out
Update

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting indicator lights you have on your bike. Is this something you "glued" on after you bought it. (Can I buy one of these somewhere?).

Do you have front indicator lights?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Interesting indicator lights you have on your bike. Is this something you "glued" on after you bought it. (Can I buy one of these somewhere?).

Do you have front indicator lights?

The fronts are zeta hand guards with built in turn signals. The rear are just glue on sport bike ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dusted mine off and pulled the plastics. Cleaned the spider webs and such off of it. Pulled the carb and cleaned it, installed a new petcock and an inline fuel filter. Carb still leaks, got new neddle valve and seats on order. Got it started but the battery is shot, so waiting on the money to get a new one. Also got a new mixer screw so I can adjust it better, it's real lean now. Gonna pull the carb today and clean the bowl and be ready for the needle valve and seat.

Did the Gray wire mod and chopped the throttle stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Installed new ProTaper (YZ High gold) Contour handlebar and medium grips with ProTaper fatbar mounts :thumbsup:. Also got me a new speedsensor to get the speedo and trip working. First time ordered from TT. Very happy with the quality of service on tt's part. Less happy with finnish customs having me waiting 1,5 hours in line to toll'em.

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

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Hammerthrottle
      Hey all, recently getting into motocross again and bought a used bike from a kid who lacked on the maintenance side of things for the bike. What I have found / believe is happening is oil is leaking out of the cylinder head breather tube. Before going on my first ride with the bike I had a respectable amount of oil right in the middle of the checkered oil marks on the dip sticks. However after about 5 hours riding I checked the oil to find that it was barely even on the dip stick. I know there has been oil leaking out of the breather but could have been caused because an overflow on the oil change from the kid. I mean the bike is 8 years old maybe it is time for some top end work. On that note would a person change out the piston regardless of condition along with the rings? Is it possible the rings are just not positioned right? I would definitely do the valves while I have the bike open anyways.
       
      Any info would be greatly appreciated I just find it odd that it took 5 hours to drain, reading through other posts some guys were having puddles of oil after 20 minuets of running time.
       
    • By Eduardo Stevenson
      Hi guys , how you doing , i got a problem with a YZ450F 2009 , Carb is missing, i was checking on ebay to get one new or used, but i found one for a YZ250F 2009, it look the same as the 450 , but obviously jets change, i wanna know if this carb is going to fit MY 450 , THANKS , if somebody knows something about this. 
    • By TheAirborneCheese
      I live in northwest Virginia (Charlottesville area)  about an hour south of DC, I am not aware of any tracks in the area that are either public (or private but allow people to ride with permission).  Does anyone know of any good tracks in my area?
      - Airborne
    • By Preston C.
      Hello,
      For this summer, I was looking for a project. As a desert/trial, and occasionally single track rider from Southern California, any time of the year works for a build like this.
      I grew up riding two-stroke and after a couple years on four strokes, I want to return to the enduro king. However, KTM and Husky sell their bikes for quite a high price tag.
      So, I have decided I want to take an older two stroke motocross bike i.e. cr250, yz250, etc., and make it the ultimate desert bike for significantly less than a new KTM.
      I am not loyal to one brand, but I have always loved Honda and spent a grand a month ago on all new gear with Honda's name plastered all over it. 
      I know all the mods I want to do the bikes to make them enduro/desert ready: heavy flywheel, 18 inch rear wheel, new exhaust, steering stabilizer, etc.
      What I need help in is I don't know what bikes I can install a wide ratio transmission in. I know yz250 can take a 400 or 426 transmission, but can any other brand?
      I would like to see a cr250 with the gears of a 450x rippin through the desert. I like the steel frame for off road use, and I just need some advice on the best bike for this conversion.
      Thanks