First Trail Day on the New WR450F.....

Well, you guys were right. The WR450 is a joy to ride on

the trails. After removing the AIS and rejetting the bike,

I hit the trails today. The power was much more containable

then I expected. In fact, probably so much that my

concerns for opening up the intake and exhaust are much

less. Not sure Im going to do it quite yet, but Im not

real worried about it now either.

The bikes power was very consistent across the rpm range.

I didnt experience any "hard hits" in power that would

catch me off guard. Suspension needs a bit of dialing in,

but not too bad. Especially coming off the WRR. Im still

not real clear on all the posting about chaning the shock

spring. Last night, in preperation for today, I checked the

sag numbers, and everything seemed inline. I made a "very"

small adjustment in spring tension, but otherwise my sag

numbers were consistent with what would be expected.

Rider Sag was 108

Free Sag was 44

I know the free sag isnt quite as close to the "middle" as I

would have like to see, but still within "tolorances" so to speak.

Anybody else want to chime in on this?

Thanks....Later.:)

On my 07 with 100mm of race sag I had 45mm of static. I went down from the stock 5.5kg spring to a 5.4.

I now have 20mm static to 100 race.

Much better IMO.

That and some rebound, high speed compression adjustment has eliminated my rear end kick. Super plush on the rocks and roots.

ln the forks I went up a rate from 0.46 to 0.48 and raised the oil level. Much improved :)

I weigh somewhere in the 190+ range naked and race Senior A in hare scrambles. Our HS's are quite tight and gnarly mind you so in a faster riding arena- desert- might be different.

I do ride the MX track ocassionally and don't have any problems with bottoming though I'm not hitting the big doubles and triples :lol:

Congratulations:thumbsup: The bikes are a joy to ride. You didn't mention the throttle stop. Did you replace it?

Did you replace it?

ABSOLUTELY.....I didnt buy a bike to only get 1/3 to 1/2 throttle.:)

is there a throttle stop on a 2008 wr450???

is there a throttle stop on a 2008 wr450???

Yep, unfortunatley there is.:)

The GYTR kit takes care those problems for a pretty cheap price though.

The GYTR kit takes care those problems for a pretty cheap price though.

Not too bad of a price.

One thing I hadnt noticed though, is that even the instructions

tell you to remove the pea shooter from the exhaust, and open

the air intake up.

So for those of you that said I wouldnt make it a full season

before opening that up.....Well, you were right. :lol:

Not too bad of a price.

So for those of you that said I wouldnt make it a full season

before opening that up.....Well, you were right. :worthy:

:busted: I told you so.:banghead: I give you a couple more rides before you open up the intake & exhaust, it won't be that long.:lol:

I was on a 20 year hiatis from riding bikes when I bought my 05 WR new. Rode her once maybe twice and was amazed on the four stroke performance as it was. Comming from the two-smoke world I just could believe even with the throttle stop she pulled the front end up without any help.

I did the GYTR kit and WOW! what a beast. All free mods and that's it. No exhaust, no performance mods ecept for the adjustable fuel mixture screw.

Then I got the 08 and never even rode it till I had all the free mods and GYTR kit installed.

Still to this day, both my WR's have the same mods and no aftermarket exhaust at all. It's true "A Beast Can Be Tammed" Lowered the forks so they corner better on slower more technical rides. High speed desert not for me. The faster you ride the more it hurts when you get off.

I will say this, never did the suspension on either bike..... and they need it badly!. Too spongy, front end bottoms out right now.:lol:

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