Who all has a street legal wr?

Kenda 270s are a decent DOT tire for the price. I get 1,500-2,000 miles out of them before they are no longer useful in the dirt.

If my gearing is 14/50 am I good for cruising around 100? If I go to a 15 would that bump up to 110? And how much would this change my low end

obviously with gearing your bike taller, you'll loose the "snap of the throttle" Will you notice it significantly... probably not. It will drop your RPM's from about 6600 to 6100 @ 100 km/hr, which isn't into the lugging end of things with these bikes..

It's at 6600 going 100kmh? What is the red line then?

Do you know how fast 4th can go red line?

I think the redline is somewhere near 10,000-11000 rpm.. won't last long at those rpms.. but yeah, it'll do it momentarily.

consult the gearing calculator man.. honestly. you can choose which gear max speed, what the rpm limit limit is, what tire size your running, everything... absolutely everything and then some.

things to change as soon as you open it up...

-obviously what bike you're working with. 04 & up WR450's share the same ratio's.

top box-

-change the tire size in all of the appropriate boxes,

-change the RPM from 8250 to 10000,

-change the sprocket tooth count (lets say stock 14/50, current 15/50, custom 16/50)

-change the chain links (go count them on your bike) stock on our bikes are 114

second box-

change the min RPM to 1800-2000 ish..

this box is handy for telling you what RPM you'll be at what speed using the various tooth counts imputed above.

third box-

if you want to see what max speed for each get you'll get using various sprocket combo's

fourth box-

change what speed you want to see.. i.e... 50, 80, 100, 110

this box is handy to tell you what gear you can achieve the selected speed.. if you can't reach that speed the box will be empty.

fifth box-

to make changes to this graph, make them in the first box.. last column.

what this box does is let you see if you make a gearing change, what is that going to do for your rear tire spacing... i.e... get shorter or longer. So using this info you can make educated guesses if you switch from combo A to combo B and your distance changes -X amount.. then you'll probably have to either adjust your rear tires spacing or in extreme cases remove or add links.

sixth box- (left)

what this box does is show you if your chain will wear faster or slower depending on your gearing change... because a chain doesn't want to see the same tooth every rotation.

seventh box- (right)

don't care.. lol

Edited by rs25

Seriously... 16/48 man. I rode trails with it and did great.. Cruise 65mph/100kmh at a purr. man up and do it

The stall at the first part was because the engine was cold and I stopped to get distance from them.

Every WR in Australia is legal right off the showroom floor.

Sorry, just had to rub it in. :thumbsup:

Yea but they make you use it on the wrong side of the road.

Are there many bikes like the WR used on the roads where you live?

Without exaggeration, 80% or more bikes I see on the roads here in New Jersey are Harleys. I dont care for them, but people really seem to like those things. Very few single cylinder bikes. Most singles are DRZ then XR650 and KLR

Most of the bikes in Calgary are sport bikes. Not many like mine at all here. People seem to stare and wave a lot

Yea but they make you use it on the wrong side of the road.

Are there many bikes like the WR used on the roads where you live?

Without exaggeration, 80% or more bikes I see on the roads here in New Jersey are Harleys. I dont care for them, but people really seem to like those things. Very few single cylinder bikes. Most singles are DRZ then XR650 and KLR

Heaps of enduro bikes on the road here. Most enduros are plated from the showroom floor here. Pretty even mix of dirt bikes, sport bikes, cruisers and scooters.

08 WR 450F - Street Legal

I used the Tusk kit from www.rockymountainatvmc.com. It's the least expensive, has wiring for everything, and you don't have to splice anything to install it (it is a separate wiring harness that attaches to the battery.

I don't use mine for street really, just to connect trails here in CO.

08 WR 450F - Street Legal

I used the Tusk kit from www.rockymountainatvmc.com. It's the least expensive, has wiring for everything, and you don't have to splice anything to install it (it is a separate wiring harness that attaches to the battery.

I don't use mine for street really, just to connect trails here in CO.

Same kit I used. Only bad thing about it is the mirror... I washed it once and it fell out and shattered

02 WR426 CA plated B4 the law changed.

I just bought an 08' that's plated today. The bike is originally from GA, can't plate bikes in NC, but can transfer a plated bike into NC. :thumbsup:

Not sure how well it will work as a dual sport. Seems most folks here are barely riding on streets, just to connect the trails out west. I'm in the NC mnts, but there's a lot more pavement between the trails than out west.

I've been taking mine on 50km rides around the city and it's ok. I rode on the highway for a bit and thought this is boring. It's more fun if you can find some twisty roads

What do you guys tell the DMV and/or the inspectors when they want to know the milage, since the WR doesn't have an odometer? Seems they'll have a problem with that. Do they just write "N/A" or "inoperable" or what?

I just picked up a CA plated 01. Transfer and registration went fine, got a new sticker, just waiting on title. Not 100% sure when bike was originally licensed. Don't want to loose that plate.

What do you guys tell the DMV and/or the inspectors when they want to know the milage, since the WR doesn't have an odometer? Seems they'll have a problem with that. Do they just write "N/A" or "inoperable" or what?

Mine has an odometer so do 05 and up

Mine has an odometer so do 05 and up

Hmmm? Mine's an 08' all I found in the Owner's Service Manual is "trip odometers". I guess I will have to look it over better.. Can anybody else confirm the 08' has an odometer? The unit is the small LCD one with only 2 buttons plus a reset button.

Hmmm? Mine's an 08' all I found in the Owner's Service Manual is "trip odometers". I guess I will have to look it over better.. Can anybody else confirm the 08' has an odometer? The unit is the small LCD one with only 2 buttons plus a reset button.

Same LCD I have. Shows speed and has a couple trip trackers and odometer . With time and such

Cops don't like wr450 for some reason, I was doing the speed limit yet again and one decides to pull a u turn in an intersection just to follow me around for a bit...

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