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Old 01-02-2010, 04:27 PM   #17
Pablo83
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Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Woodland Park, CO
Oddometer: 4,784
My primary ride is an '01 WR426. I've tried to set it up to ride on the highway as well as riding on technical trails.


Mods:
3.3 gal Clarke tank (biggest available for my bike)
1.2 gal Baja Designs auxillary tank
this gives me a total range for 200 miles.

15/50 gearing with a Rekluse clutch - the 5 speed tranny is not wide enough for me. 15/50 gearing lets me run 82 MPH at 9000 ft elevation. The Rekluse slips the clutch well enough that I can still crawl over technical obsticles. I've also run 15/48 gearing on less technical rides, this setup will get me up to 95 MPH.

Steel valves - the valves came from a WR400, but they are not compatable with the 450. I've heard of doing a steel valve conversion on the 450 for rally bikes, but I don't know where to get the parts.

GPR steering stabilizer - helps a lot on the highway and in sand.

Other stuff: Guts racing seat, big skid plate, tall bars.

I plan to add an oil cooler some day. There is a thread on Thumpertalk where a guy has added one to his 450.
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