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Old 07-07-2013, 01:24 AM   #361
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Oh yeah, air filter clean and oil chain after every ride goes without saying for me, I've done it ever since my first dirt bike. I use 95+ Ron, unless I can't get it and then I don't mind mixing in a bit of lower octane into half a tank of 95. I'll keep an eye on my oil, do it somewhere between 1 and 2 thousand. I did over 300k's of adventure riding yesterday with some 20+ km 100km/h black top links, the WR450F handles that type of riding like a dream.

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keep that air filter clean. Do it after every ride ( 500km ). I did 10,000km on my 03 450. Check valves at 8000km and still within tolerance. Use the BEST fuel you can get ( 98 or 95 RON ) and change the oil a little more regularly. I can't stress enough about cleaning the air filter.

I am sure I have read somewhere that the dust in Aussie is high in silica. When viewed under a microscope the particles appear very angular. This , combined with the hardness of silica ( getting close to diamond ) will carve your motor apart. I have seen the damage silica can do to pulverised fuel systems in power stations. Nihard ( high nickel copper alloy ) cuts up in 1000 hours.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #362
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:12 PM   #363
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Nice bike, what are the straps for around the seat? By the way nice garage too.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #364
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Nice bike, what are the straps for around the seat? By the way nice garage too.
The straps are Tuggers. http://www.thetugger.com/

Thank you on the shop. Wish I could say it is mine. It is where I work though
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:35 AM   #365
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In case you're looking for a street legal WR450 I just posted mine in the "flea market". http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912216
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #366
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Racks / pannier frames

just bought myself a new WR450

what are people doing about carrying luggage etc in the way of racks & frames for soft panniers

any photos or comments on home made solutions would be great also

cheers
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #367
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LED Lighting

Please correct me if I'm wrong but I believe I must float the ground for DC conversion or get an aftermarket stator such as TrailTech to run a LED headlight such as the Baja Designs Squadron right?

Must I also float the ground to run an auxiliary LED light such as the ADVmonster M60 or Cyclops Motorsports light canon if it's wired to the battery?


I have an 06 WR (250f everything should be the same as the 450). I'm looking at options for more light. LED is the future imho.

Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #368
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congratulations!

Welcome to the world of blue bikes! Great choice.

I have a modified Whipps that came of a DR250. with a bit of stainless flat bar and a tig welder it came up ok. I will dust it off tomorrow and take a few pics. I bolted it through the seat bolts, made spacers and used side plate bolts and also put a bolt through rear guard. It is the perfect size for a 4 litre Rotapax jerry can.

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just bought myself a new WR450

what are people doing about carrying luggage etc in the way of racks & frames for soft panniers

any photos or comments on home made solutions would be great also

cheers
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #369
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Welcome to the world of blue bikes! Great choice.

I have a modified Whipps that came of a DR250. with a bit of stainless flat bar and a tig welder it came up ok. I will dust it off tomorrow and take a few pics. I bolted it through the seat bolts, made spacers and used side plate bolts and also put a bolt through rear guard. It is the perfect size for a 4 litre Rotapax jerry can.

yeah cheers for that, thanks

looking forward to the WR, cant wait to get it home, plan is to sell both the DR & XR and set the WR up as a light adventure bike / bush bike
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:23 AM   #370
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wr450 rack

Farmer Roy,
check this one. Looks better than my home made.
http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog...roducts_id=291











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Old 08-25-2013, 01:49 AM   #371
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forgot to mention

Forgot to mention I had decided to give the 450 a run. It has been sitting for a couple of months. Fuel tap on, pull the choke, hit the button,,,,, nothing. Flat battery. Time to swing the leg. Bike fires up but won't idle. Bugger, time to pull the carby apart. 5 hours later after much cursing it is back together and fires up first kick. The carby was full of green gunk. The brass jets were covered in green to the point where iven the main jet was blocked. I had to use an oxy tip cleaner to get rid of the crap.

Moral; don't leave stale fuel in the carby.

I was a little surprised at the green corrosion. Have I managed to put some of that shitty E10 in the tank without realising or is it just our top class premium ( 98RON) fuel here in Oz.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #372
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How to carry stuff

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just bought myself a new WR450

what are people doing about carrying luggage etc in the way of racks & frames for soft panniers

any photos or comments on home made solutions would be great also

cheers
Take a 3/4" length of PVC pipe----heat it across the middle with a heat gun until it is soft and pliable-----bend it across the back fender just behind the seat. Let it hang off on either side to the desired length. Zip tie it in place at the back and on each side. Glue a PVC T on the bottom and a reducer---run a piece of 1/2 inch PVC forward---using the heat gun to form it and bolt that to the frame/subframe junction. Now, what you have is a carrier to which you can affix some soft bags or duffles. The advantage of this home made system is that you can carry the load below seat level--- Those nice racks that carry the load high---above seat level are a problem for short legged guys like myself-----My system works---allows me to swing my leg up over the saddle and ---it didn't cost anything since I had the PVC scraps lying around anyway. Pictures at 11:00
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:24 AM   #373
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I will be interested in your photos. I am always looking for home grown ( made ) solutions.

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Take a 3/4" length of PVC pipe----heat it across the middle with a heat gun until it is soft and pliable-----bend it across the back fender just behind the seat. Let it hang off on either side to the desired length. Zip tie it in place at the back and on each side. Glue a PVC T on the bottom and a reducer---run a piece of 1/2 inch PVC forward---using the heat gun to form it and bolt that to the frame/subframe junction. Now, what you have is a carrier to which you can affix some soft bags or duffles. The advantage of this home made system is that you can carry the load below seat level--- Those nice racks that carry the load high---above seat level are a problem for short legged guys like myself-----My system works---allows me to swing my leg up over the saddle and ---it didn't cost anything since I had the PVC scraps lying around anyway. Pictures at 11:00
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #374
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Pnoto's at 11:00 or maybe not?

I may need a short course on how to imbed photos's here---lacking that I could PM them to anyone who wants them and whose email address I can find.

I'll shot the photo's in the morning and try to have them ready to send mid morning. I'm not sure I know how to get them to show here though?

I am pleased with this setup----right now I have saddle bags on them---but I also have some weather proof duffles which I use when I need larger capacity than the Saddle bags.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:40 PM   #375
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You need to host the images somewhere, like Photo Bucket. Then get the link from Photo Bucket and paste that link directly on the page you're typing onto. No need to use the buttons & tabs above the page, they aren't needed anymore. It's very simple, "after" you've figured it out.
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