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Old 03-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #46
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Wr450 dash

Have been experimenting with a 'dash' for the Wr to incorporate the heated hand grip switch, a 12v outlet and a spot for the GPS.(gps not mounted yet)

Here is the prototype, is a bit ruff (was done at 3am {nightshift} ), also added another switch to run a thermofan or something later.

I will re-design it in a few weeks to incorporate LED blinkers in the sides, and make it 'flatter', it is great while sitting but a bit hard to see while standing, it has rivets in it ATM but will be all one piece now I have some thicker material.
After that I will start on a screen...



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Old 03-30-2009, 12:30 AM   #47
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G`day Yamaha riders . I`ve just bought a set of 02 YZ 426 forks which I hope to fit on another bike . I`m hoping someone could tell me the standard fork oil weight , oil height & quantity . Also if you have some heavy springs you might want to part with in .50 , .51 or .52 .
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:37 AM   #48
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100mls air gap and 5w oil is a pretty good starting point.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:58 AM   #49
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On the steel framed bikes, where the oil is kept in the frame, how about adding a tank upfront protected by a bashplate of some kind, then tapping into the frame through the drain nut.

I suppose you would have to have a oil feed and return pipe. Maybe the oil cooler up top by the radiator would be a better alternative?
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:18 AM   #50
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On the steel framed bikes, where the oil is kept in the frame, how about adding a tank upfront protected by a bashplate of some kind, then tapping into the frame through the drain nut.

I suppose you would have to have a oil feed and return pipe. Maybe the oil cooler up top by the radiator would be a better alternative?
Check out the 90ish on XR 400/600 etc, they have a cooler that wraps around the head stem,
You might be able to copy/modify/adapt something.


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Old 05-02-2009, 05:48 PM   #51
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Its time for my WR450F to have a preventitive top end rebuild. The bikes done 7000ks now with only one valve adjustment, a few chains, sprockets and tyres.

I ran the bike at Yilgarn in standard form except for the safari tank, after the event I had two riders ask me what I'd done to the motor and how fast did it go. The look on their faces was pricless when I told them it was stock standard.

I spoke to Centretune MC the other day and got some info on what Rod Faggoter ran in his WR at last years Safari. His setup was a ported head, quality valves, 06 YZF cams and a CP high comp piston. They reckon its a good way of increasing power and torque without sacrafising reliabilty.

Fortunately I brought a 06 YZ450F with a blown bottom end very cheap a couple of weeks ago. I had a look at the cams and as far as I can tell they seem to be perfect.

I do need a little help though.

Who does good head jobs? porting, pollishing, valve replacements and seating.

Anyone been down this road before? Got any addvice?

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:33 PM   #52
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Preparing for Surgery

First thing was to give it a good clean up.



Then drain the fluids. I won't go inside the top end untill I have all of the new parts ready to go.

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:44 PM   #53
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Here's something to think about, comparing the WR to the YZ rear shock.

The overall length and mounts are the same but the YZ has a thicker diameter spring but with less coils. Also the shock shaft on the YZ is 2mm thicker. I'm assuming the YZ is firmer than the WR, I think I'll install the YZ rear shock and add some more preload (same as the existing setting on the WR) and see how it goes.


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Old 05-02-2009, 11:58 PM   #54
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7000km .. why so little?

I know of some bike's that have run 30 000km without a rebuild ..

Im also sitting on about 7500km currently... No valves just oil and plugs.

I must admit that I dont race mine so thats probably where the difference comes in.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:54 AM   #55
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Can i join the club to.

I have just taken possession of 04 wr250
Its not registered yet so i haven't ridden it off road but hell it looks like its gonna be fun.

It came with a bash plate, rad braces and a case saver. next to go on will be a moto X rear fender with a cheapo rear light and mini blinkers.

Just a heads up, if you angle for the mini-blinkers it actually makes the bike unregistable...I know because I just recently had to get my 04 250f re-registered and the guy picked up on the small blinkers straight away.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:03 AM   #56
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it had the original indicators on when i got it registerd.

this is what it looks like now
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:38 AM   #57
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my right rear keeps melting. its in the oem location, but i need to move it ...or find shorter ones .. where can i look?
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:28 PM   #58
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my right rear keeps melting. its in the oem location, but i need to move it ...or find shorter ones .. where can i look?
mine did that on the first ride, melted the center rite out of the indicator so i have the yz rear fender with mini indicators now
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:34 AM   #59
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I've given up on the top end rebuild for the time being, too long waiting for parts.

But I did install the YZ cams.

I marked the cam chain at the top dead centre marks before removing the old ones. I did a valve clearance check as well.

I fitted the YZ rear shock and started to put the bike back together.

I also installed a JD Jetting kit
I went for a quick test ride around the streets, the cams have increased the power output, but its not a massive difference. Feels good though.
The rear sits about 20mm higher but needs some fine tuning on the comp and rebound. Tomorrow I'll take it out for a day in the dirt and get a better feel for it.

Finished product, for now...............
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:07 PM   #60
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WR450 Enduro Adventure Project

I am about to embark on an adventurisation of my 08 WR450, making it a capable long distance off roader. I have done the outback touring on a KTM 950 Super Enduro & now want to do the interesting Great Divide exploring. I have done some riding of this type on the SE but I find it over kill for the single track riding that I prefer to do.

List of mods I plan to do;
Cush drive rear wheel
oil cooler
Safari 15.5 l tank
thermo fan
GYTR full exhaust
Increase in fuel efficiency.

In the bikes current state of standard exhaust with GYTR insert, 15t front sprocket, 42 pilot, needle on position 2 from top, 165 main I am averaging 17.7km/l. Cruising down the open road it's getting 24km/l @ 90km/h. My aim is to get longer range through efficiency rather than strapping on a 44 gallon drum.

LC8TY, I noticed that you have a GYTR exhaust on yours, how much of an improvement in performance did it have?
Did you get the JD jet because of the change in exhaust? Was there a noticable change.
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