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Old 12-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #76
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Another nice thing for sale at the Rally Bike Center are fully-farkled rally replicas. I emailed to see if they sold the rally fairings. I'll post if there's a reply.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:35 PM   #77
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I emailed to see if they sold the rally fairings
If you're interested in getting the fairing, you might wanna have a look here
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:21 AM   #78
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Anyone done a rear shock rebuild? Any advice on it?
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:17 PM   #79
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Anyone Familiar with 5 Miles of Hell in Utah? We took a night ride there and planned it around a full moon. We rode the entire trail with no headlights by the light of the moon.

Here is a shot of my '07 WR 450 enjoying the night ride! I know it looks like the bike is leaning over on that rock, but it isn't, it is free-standing there. You can also see the trail of antifreeze on the rock. I was on my way up and lost my balance and fell off of it, left that trail of antifreeze and here is where my bike stopped. I had to take a picture, it was awesome. My GPS was mounted on my handlebars and only got scratched and no other damage. Bark busters are so worth the money!! I stood the bike back up and it started right up and I rode up the rock and continued the journey.

If you want to see a ride report (not mine) about that ride, click here:

http://www.motoutah.com/index.php?op...tid=9&id=54094



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Old 12-23-2008, 03:46 PM   #80
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:03 PM   #81
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Trials tires?

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Anyone Familiar with 5 Miles of Hell in Utah? We took a night ride there and planned it around a full moon. We rode the entire trail with no headlights by the light of the moon.

Here is a shot of my '07 WR 450 enjoying the night ride! I know it looks like the bike is leaning over on that rock, but it isn't, it is free-standing there. You can also see the trail of antifreeze on the rock. I was on my way up and lost my balance and fell off of it, left that trail of antifreeze and here is where my bike stopped. I had to take a picture, it was awesome. My GPS was mounted on my handlebars and only got scratched and no other damage. Bark busters are so worth the money!! I stood the bike back up and it started right up and I rode up the rock and continued the journey.

If you want to see a ride report (not mine) about that ride, click here:

http://www.motoutah.com/index.php?op...tid=9&id=54094



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Old 12-23-2008, 04:49 PM   #82
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Trials Tire!!!

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Trials tires?
Oh yeah!! You can't beat a trials tire on the singletrack!! Ride it on slickrock as well and you are a happy camper. The hookup is amazing.

In snow they are complete garbage though.

They aren't a good dual sport tire because riding on the road for very long they will start throwing lugs.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #83
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What PSI do you run?

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Oh yeah!! You can't beat a trials tire on the singletrack!! Ride it on slickrock as well and you are a happy camper. The hookup is amazing.

In snow they are complete garbage though.

They aren't a good dual sport tire because riding on the road for very long they will start throwing lugs.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:30 PM   #84
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In action with the YZ seat and tank on her. Also made a rack for the rear:
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:48 PM   #85
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anybody know about the longest journey that has been undertook on a WR450 as a dualsport?

anybody brave to do like a 2000mile trip?
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:57 PM   #86
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give me your 450 and i'll show you how it's done!

I had plans on using my wr250f to do a long trip .....
..... plans changed .......
but I'd still be up for it!

what kind of trip are you talking about?
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:09 PM   #87
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A steel frame and aluminum subframe make a WR450 what year?
Any one race scramles on one of these things?
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:24 AM   #88
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Trials Tire PSI

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What PSI do you run?
At 5MOH I ran about 12 (it is a low speed technical ride on slickrock)

On normal singletrack without a ton of rocks I will run it at 14.

In the desert i run it at 16 or 17 to prevent pinch flats. I got my first pinch flat on my last desert ride.

Be sure you have 2 rim locks and have them screwed down tight on a 450. I tried to run it with 1 rim lock at 12 PSI and spun my rim. That of course ripped the valve stem out. I was on a short ride and didn't have my tools with me. I had to ride out 11 miles on a flat. If you have ever ridden a Trials tire (radial) flat, that is a whole new experience. I couldn't keep her straight on the flat sections, let alone the off camber stuff. It was really bad and to add to it my 3 year old son was on the bike with me. Just a word of warning.

The trials tires are awesome. They say the Pirelli had a harder sidewall and you could ride it flat so I tried that one first. Don't waste your time, the best one is the Michelin. You can't ride any of them flat. The Michelin costs the most out of the 4 (Pirelli, Michelin, IRC and Cheng Shin), but I rode my last one about 1500 miles and still haven't replaced it, although it is time.

If you ride technical stuff you can't beat the trials tires. Just be sure to have your toolkit with you, because if you get a flat you DO NOT want to try and ride it out!
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:28 AM   #89
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3 days and over 200 miles!!

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anybody know about the longest journey that has been undertook on a WR450 as a dualsport?

anybody brave to do like a 2000mile trip?
Check this out!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373328

I will also take 2 and 3 day trips of over 80 miles per day. Not totally a dualsport ride as I ride mainly singletrack in the mountains, but no issues at all for me.

The last ride we took was 75+ miles in the day and then rode 5 Miles of Hell at night (from 10pm - 2AM) then got up the next day around 7:00 AM and rode another 80+ miles. The bike didn't have any issues and faired well. The day rides have the bike going for 8 hours or so.

I wouldn't worrry about a 200 mile dualsport ride, just don't waste your time running tons of slab...get her in the dirt, where she was made to ride!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:34 AM   #90
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A steel frame and aluminum subframe make a WR450 what year?
Any one race scramles on one of these things?
Steel frame up to 06 - 07 onwards use the alu frame.
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