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06 WR 450 - Yellow Plastic

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Hey gang, I'm the FNG around here.

I know this topic has been rehashed a billion times (since I found many similar posts on this forum as I've been trying to research it for a month or so), but I am hell-bent and determined to get yellow plastic for my '06 WR 450 and have had NO LUCK. I had my hopes up when I saw that UFO offered them on their website... but after I ordered them, they sent me an email telling me they were no longer available in yellow. I've checked Ebay, Acerbis , Cycra, and UFO. If anyone has any other ideas, I would welcome them.

If I can't find yellow plastic for my bike, then I'll order the yellow stuff from Yamaha for the '06 YZ and figure out a way to make the radiator shrouds and rear fender fit... but I would prefer purpose-built stuff for my WR.

Does anyone on this forum own a plastic injection molding company that wants to make me a set?? <kidding... sorta>

Thanks.

DP

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I think you have to go YZ plastics, which means IMS or YZ tank (for the shrouds).

In 05 & 06, the WR450 shared the same shrouds so like Kran said, the YZ plastic kits is your only option.

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The supply of aftermarket Yamaha yellow has dried up, and some of it wasn't quite the right yellow (Suzuki Yellow). The yellow YZF was a special edition, and the aftermarket probably didn't make a lot of pieces for it. You can order OEM Yellow from Yamaha, or get black or white and have custom yellow decals made. I may try the latter.

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In 05 & 06, the WR450 shared the same shrouds so like Kran said, the YZ plastic kits is your only option.

The YZ shrouds are different than the WR. My WR has a steel frame, and the YZ of the same year has an aluminum frame. The mounting points are totally different.

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The supply of aftermarket Yamaha yellow has dried up, and some of it wasn't quite the right yellow (Suzuki Yellow). The yellow YZF was a special edition, and the aftermarket probably didn't make a lot of pieces for it. You can order OEM Yellow from Yamaha, or get black or white and have custom yellow decals made. I may try the latter.

Yup... that's what I'm finding. It's a shame too, because I think the yellow bumblebee color scheme looks way better than the usual blue. Oh well. I have been forced to shift gears and make plans for something different, but the blue has got to go !!!

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The YZ shrouds are different than the WR. My WR has a steel frame, and the YZ of the same year has an aluminum frame. The mounting points are totally different.

I was not specific enough in my last post

05/06 WR450 uses the same shroud as the last steel year steal framed yz450 (05)

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Yup... that's what I'm finding. It's a shame too, because I think the yellow bumblebee color scheme looks way better than the usual blue. Oh well. I have been forced to shift gears and make plans for something different, but the blue has got to go !!!

You could go all white with a red seat like the old Euro spec YZ's or the 85-90 YZ's

You would probably have to have an upholstery shop fab up a custom red seat cover for you -- but it would look slick

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I saw a YZ recently with the white plastic / yellow decal setup and it was pretty nice, too.

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You could go all white with a red seat like the old Euro spec YZ's or the 85-90 YZ's

You would probably have to have an upholstery shop fab up a custom red seat cover for you -- but it would look slick

As it turns out, that's more or less what I've decided to do... but I'm just going to have a black seat. I already put a Factory FX cover on the seat. It wil be all white plastic with custom red graphics. I have other plans too... but I'll save you all the boring details. I'll post pics when done. I'm hoping it looks as good when done as I picture it in my head.

DP

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Hey gang, I'm the FNG around here.

I know this topic has been rehashed a billion times (since I found many similar posts on this forum as I've been trying to research it for a month or so), but I am hell-bent and determined to get yellow plastic for my '06 WR 450 and have had NO LUCK. I had my hopes up when I saw that UFO offered them on their website... but after I ordered them, they sent me an email telling me they were no longer available in yellow. I've checked Ebay, Acerbis , Cycra, and UFO. If anyone has any other ideas, I would welcome them.

If I can't find yellow plastic for my bike, then I'll order the yellow stuff from Yamaha for the '06 YZ and figure out a way to make the radiator shrouds and rear fender fit... but I would prefer purpose-built stuff for my WR.

Does anyone on this forum own a plastic injection molding company that wants to make me a set?? <kidding... sorta>

Thanks.

DP

I know this bike is not an 06 but it looks damn good in yellow!

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=845448&highlight=wr+pics

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As it turns out, that's more or less what I've decided to do... but I'm just going to have a black seat. I already put a Factory FX cover on the seat. It wil be all white plastic with custom red graphics. I have other plans too... but I'll save you all the boring details. I'll post pics when done. I'm hoping it looks as good when done as I picture it in my head.

DP

Well, this is how it turned out. It would have been better if I would have splurged for graphics for the sides and fenders, but I basically ran out of money. Suspension all done by Enduro Engineering , new chain & sprokets, new tires, powder coated the frame and swingarm, new Excel rims, and all new plastic. I also had to get new riding gear to match... so I had to skimp on the graphics.

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