Anyone removed the E-start on the WR450?

I have been debating buying a YZ450 or a WR450. I want the low weight of the YZ, but I really want a 5 speed. Has anyone had any success removing the E-start and battery on a WR? If so, how much weight did the bike lose? My biggest concern is how to plug the hole in the cases where the starter motor connects. I know most people love having a push button start, but low weight is more important to me!

I can't believe anyone has caught this yet, but the YZ 450f for 06 has 5 speeds. Unfortunately for the WR fans this might fix this guys problem.

I can't believe anyone has caught this yet, but the YZ 450f for 06 has 5 speeds. Unfortunately for the WR fans this might fix this guys problem.

2 different animals; the new yz is about the same as the yz 426 trannie,still a tall 1st and not much overdrive in a close ratio format. the wr trannie has a very low 1st and significantly more OD with wider spacing :applause:

I can't believe anyone has caught this yet, but the YZ 450f for 06 has 5 speeds. Unfortunately for the WR fans this might fix this guys problem.

I can't believe that so many didn't catch that this thread started in April of 2003. :cry::cry::bonk::applause:

I think that before I removed my starter and battery for a decrease in weight of about 5 pounds, I'd go on a diet first and loose that 5 pounds from my gut! The starter is just too nice!

Jimbo

:bonk: Good one! The button = speed. :applause:

I also want to shed some serious weight. This is good information that you've shared. Any pics of what you did and how you did it?

its quite noticeable,flickability is greatly improved. removal of the battery also allows use of the yz airbox which is over a lb lighter. all in all i took just over 20lbs off my wr. and for all you people that think losing 20 lbs myself would do the same thing,your sadly mistaken :thumbsup:
I can't believe that so many didn't catch that this thread started in April of 2003. :bonk::bonk::thumbsup::thumbsup:

what difference does it make how old the original thread is there ricky,maybe people are actually using the search feature....whats the deal? did they tell you if you wanted to act like a ********* you couldn't keep your ties to the magazine up on TT :bonk: sorry no pics rickk

Don't whitebro's make a battery eliminator kit?

I have seen battery eliminator kits for cheap, the stock battery does weigh a ton!

ok, thanks for responding on the pics. Oh well, I can figure it out, just curious what the bike looked like in final form. No biggie.

And Yes, I did use the search function so I guess it works quite well. :thumbsup:

what difference does it make how old the original thread is there ricky,maybe people are actually using the search feature....whats the deal? did they tell you if you wanted to act like a ********* you couldn't keep your ties to the magazine up on TT :thumbsup: sorry no pics rickk
ok, thanks for responding on the pics. Oh well, I can figure it out, just curious what the bike looked like in final form. No biggie.

And Yes, I did use the search function so I guess it works quite well. :thumbsup:

rickk,in case you were confused by that post;the first part was directed to rick diaz (cycle writer) that remark he made was a lame thing to say :bonk: i ground off that nubby thing that held the starter and made a piece to fit the hole and tigged it shut :thumbsup:

I think that before I removed my starter and battery for a decrease in weight of about 5 pounds, I'd go on a diet first and loose that 5 pounds from my gut! The starter is just too nice!

Jimbo

I totally agree. If you want a full MX buy the 06 YZ450, its a 5 speed. For off-road racing or even just riding, the button is the ticket :thumbsup:

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